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Episode 40

Taking the First Steps to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

Ever thought about turning the hobby you love into a business? Today, we're joined by Abby Glassenberg of Craft Industry Alliance, who shares her wisdom after working with over a thousand craft businesses of all sizes.

Ever thought about turning the hobby you love into a business? Today, we’re joined by Abby Glassenberg of Craft Industry Alliance, who shares her wisdom after working with over a thousand craft businesses of all sizes. Abby shares what to think about before you start your own business, how to figure out the right business model for you, and what to think about as you write a business plan.

If you would like to join a community of professionals in the craft space, be sure to check out [Craft Industry Alliance](https://craftindustryalliance.org/) and use the discount code SEAMWORK20 for 20% off your membership!

Abby Glassenberg is the co-founder of Craft Industry Alliance and its president. She is a sewing pattern designer, teacher, and journalist, and is dedicated to creating an outstanding trade association for the crafts industry. Abby lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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