Wednesday, June 27, 2007

IE Tip 27: Craft and Hobby Association

The Craft and Hobby Association (CRA) is a trade organization that has been serving the craft and hobby industry since 2004. For entrepreneurs in the craft and industry market, the CRA is an invaluable resource for industry research material, seminars, and workshops relating to running a crafts business. In response to the increased interest in crafting over the years, the CRA has released a number of research projects, including information on popular craft activities, consumer buying habits, crafts and education, and other information pertinent to the crafts industry. Check out the RESEARCH section of the website - some articles require you to be a paid member, but some interesting articles such as The Impact of Hispanic Crafters on the U.S. Craft Industry is free to the public.

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