Home-based businesses are a common starting point for many entrepreneurs--and women in particular yearn for flexible hours as well as the chance to do creative work they really love. But how can that dream become reality? Find out, from the experts who already made it happen. The women artisans at the heart of this volume will inspire and motivate anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps. In illuminating in-depth profiles, they provide invaluable practical information on what it takes to get started, develop a saleable product, organize a company, market your goods, manage the finances, and handle staffing. All types of business are featured, from hand-weaving, doll making, and rug hooking to travel, interior design, and photography. Gorgeous photos showcase each businesswoman happily in her element, along with her work. INSIDE, YOU'LL MEET: Amy Butler, owner of Amy Butler Design Anna Corba, owner of Found Cat Studio (home accessories) Michelle Joy, owner of Primrose, a floral design and vintage shop Marilyn Lysohir, owner of Cowgirl Chocolates Lisa Norris, owner of Made by One Girl (handmade books) Kate Shifrin Style Consultants Inc., Come Flea with Me Jane Zaccaria, owner of Tiddlywinks and Scallywags, a child's clothing store And many more!