Checklist For Starting A Scrapbooking Business: Step-by-Step Guide

1. Create a business plan. It should include your mission statement, target market, pricing strategy and branding plans.

2. Secure funding or capital to buy supplies, rent workspace or hire employees as necessary.

3. Find suppliers of scrapbooking materials, tools and equipment.

4. Choose a niche for your business that fits your skills and interests.

5. Create a portfolio to showcase your designs, projects and ideas.

6. Start marketing your services by setting up a website or social media accounts.

7. Develop relationships with local craft stores, vendors, and other scrapbooking businesses.

8. Register your business with the state and obtain any necessary licenses or permits.

9. Set up shop by organizing a workspace for yourself and/or employees.

10. Keep track of expenses and make sure you are compliant with local ordinances and regulations.

11. Develop partnerships with other local businesses that may benefit your business.

12. Continue to network and market your services while staying current with trends in the scrapbooking industry.

13. Create a customer service plan and follow-up process for orders and inquiries.

14. Stay up-to-date on industry trends, techniques, products, etc., to ensure your business is competitive.

15. Develop a pricing structure and payment plan that works for both you and your clients.

16. Establish an online presence by creating an eCommerce store or using other digital platforms such as Etsy or Ebay to sell products.

17. Monitor customer satisfaction and feedback, as well as implement methods for improving customer experience.

18. Monitor financial performance to ensure your business is operating in a profitable manner.

19. Build relationships with other scrapbookers and organizations within the industry.

20. Celebrate successes and recognize employee contributions to your business growth!