DIY Business of the Week

On Mondays, DIY Business Association features a stand-out self-starter as our DIY Business of the Week.

If you or someone you know is rocking an awesome small business in art, craft, tech, food, media—you name it—we want to know about it.

Tell us about your DIY business in Comments below, on our Facebook wall or email with a short description and links to the business website and social media.

• Eleanor Whitney shows how community is the key to crowd-funding success (3/11/13)

• Sharing the love: Baltimore Print Studios builds a business by making printing tools accessible (2/18/13)

Bang Bang! How a Chicago pie shop hit their target (2/11/13)

• The couple behind Brooklyn Soda Works makes business and love work together (2/4/13)

• From mobile business to a brick-and-mortar store: Wanderlust finds business success by growing at the right pace (1/28/13)

• Maker’s Row simplifies “Made in the U.S.A.” for small businesses and rakes in the angel investors in the process (1/21/13) 

• Punk Rope shows how business success is like a New Year’s resolution to get in shape (1/14/13)

• All Plaidout and everywhere to go: The content-producing, sporting goods store–running, TV show-making life of Max Wastler (1/7/13)

Designer Jessica Swift has a message for you: Be happy. (12/17/12)

• French DIY kit makers Do It Yvette grow to keep up with global demand (12/10/12)

• Can cute mean business? It does for Freshstitches (12/3/12)

• Going from Google to Makeably, the marketplace for custom creativity (11/19/12)

Herban Lifestyle stays true to green roots as business grows (11/12/12)

• Need developers, designers and creatives to grow your business? Meet CollabFinder. (11/5/12)

• What a Creative Little Beast: After leading Etsy seller education, Danielle Maveal starts new biz (10/29/12)

• BOMBita Designs keeps double-day lifestyle in check (10/22/12)

• Marcus Ellison turns freelance frustration into Wurk Happy (10/1/12)

• Corporate executive-turned-writer Tom McDermott lands ‘Free Agents’ cover story in New York Post (8/24/12)

• From teen entrepreneur to full-time designer: Asha Maddali (6/12/12)

• Roundhouse Designs creates sites for actors & performers (6/4/12)

• Designer Peggy Li’s leap of faith lands her jewelry in ‘Buffy’ and ‘Lucky’ (5/21/12)

• From Puma to Pitchfork: 2 game designers turn big-name experience into King Post Productions (5/14/12)

• From Apple to Reboot: WordPress expert & happiness evangelist Nate Cooper coaches techpreneurs (5/7/12)

• Publicity pro Amy Flurry writes “Recipe for Press” to help DIY businesses get media buzz (4/23/12)

• Inspired by Moroccan artists, Mushmina sells fair-trade accessories in Philly shop (4/17/12)

• Pianist-turned-designer Stephanie Layton does Broadway, Bravo and beyond with poster art (4/9/12)

• Adam Gildar’s gallery puts Denver on the international art map (4/2/12)

• Design Sponge Founder Grace Bonney aims to ‘get smaller, not bigger (3/26/12)

• Matt Wright is trusted tech behind guitars of Lou Reed, Jon Spencer and more (3/19/12)

• With creds ranging from Chanel to HGTV, illustrator Virginia Kraljevic aims to be a ‘professional plate-spinner’ (3/12/12)

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