Isaac defines the best type of maker friends, jumps back to the first days of having his own handmade business, and pays homage to a woman who was a huge influence on his business and work in the community.Read More
Your Handmade Business
"Your Handmade Business" is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from Academy of Handmade members, as well as the greater maker community.
There’s no such thing as going it alone when you’re a maker. Isaac stresses the importance of finding others to help with your journey, and talks with Brianne Mees, co-owner of Tender Loving Empire about the family she’s formed over the last 10 years.Read More
Isaac has recuperated from being sick and pops back in this week to talk about the importance of trusting what you already know and listening to yourself instead of getting sucked into “education desperation”.Read More
In Episode 5 of Your Handmade Business, Isaac talks about the value of building your business skills just like they were your craft, and how that can help you build confidence as a business owner. Then he recaps his recent experience The Makers Summit.Read More
In this episode Isaac covers the importance of letting go of your perfectionism, the perils of the do-it-all-yourself mentality, and prioritizing what to work on. He talks to Dawn Ambuehl-Sadek of Maman Sucre about the ways that she’s acknowledged her own limitations in life and business, how she seeks help, and what she’s chosen to let go.Read More
Signing up for a gym membership won't magically get you in shape—you need to focus on what’s really important for your business and follow through. TeDi Jansen joins Isaac to talk about how her business is simplifying in the new year.Read More
Planning for your business at the beginning of the year is great, but there's more to be done than just setting it and forgetting it. Jill Evans of Hapertas & Co also talks about what it's like to have a catastrophic shift in her business vision.Read More
Every handmade business needs a vision. Isaac shares a cautionary tale, some great questions to ask yourself, and interviews Holly Marsh (MarshMueller) and Melissa Wert (Print therapy) about their own goals.Read More
Host Isaac Watson and Academy of Handmade founder Sharon Fain introduce themselves, discuss how they got here, and what's to come with the "Your Handmade Business" podcast and newsletter.