"Kate Rothacker had been relatively content working in a scrapbook store and teaching. The idea of starting a business had never really seemed like, well, a chapter in that book.
“I suppose, informally, starting a business was on my mind because, almost as soon as I started scrap-booking, I began to host informal get-togethers at my home for friends to work on pages,” said Rothacker, owner of CozyCropHouse, a home set up for small-group weekend scrap-booking retreats. When she relocated to Pennsylvania, she found that the activity was still new to many people. “They didn’t know what scrap-booking was, so I began to conduct informal workshops at my home and offered to teach it to a woman’s group at church,” said Rothacker."
Being a means of self-expression and memory preservation, scrapbooking is a well-cherished leisure activity. With all the stress encountered in one's personal or social life, crafty women have found that scrapbooking is an enjoyable way to unwind. Because of this, stores for retail and wholesale scrapbooking supplies, workshops and even retreat houses are becoming worthwhile business ventures.
Initially, you have to determine the type of business you want to handle. If you're comfortable in sales, stores for scrapbook materials would be the traditional route. If you're highly creative, you can sell your handiwork. If you're similar to Kate Rothacker who had ample scrapbooking and hosting background, you can organize workshops or special scrapbook parties.
A scrapbook business is a continual learning process. You'll definitely have to know how to reach and attract customers; you have to do research as to the trends of what they are interested in. With this, you can update your inventory with the in-demand materials or designs, tailor your scrapbook events to preferred settings, or even revamp your business altogether.
Whichever type of scrapbooking business you would delve into, purchasing wholesale scrapbook supplies would be a must. Online stores like AllScrapbookSteals.com offer discounted rates on wholesale purchases, so that you can maximize your profits. This also fosters a steady relationship with a supplier, so that your scrapbooking business never runs out of fuel.
(Article Information and Image from How to Start A Scrapbooking Business, Small Business Opportunities, September 9, 2013)