Starting a business is no easy feat. You need to have tenacity, a sense for marketing, and a drive to be entrepreneurial. You can make a business in almost anything that you can think of. It can be for stickers, homemade earrings, finance, voice work, or anything else that you may like doing. No sense in making money in something you hate, right?
That being said, what do you need to start a business? What are some of the brands that can help you out in this endeavor?
There’s tons of brands that can help you start business, from PayPal to StickerApp. Let’s get into it!
1. Sticker App
StickerApp is a particularly really great brand for starting a business. It’s a sticker company that specializes in making stickers in bulk for a future business person like yourself! It can be any kind of sticker, really. They provide normal, 2 inch stickers to decorate your hydro flask, laptop, or notebooks.
They also provide floor stickers, for the times when your shop may need some social distancing rules! You have the option to get however many stickers you want, so you can 60 stickers or 200. There’s really no limit to it!
RedBubble is for all your fandom, anime, and cartoon related content. It’s also for selling stickers, merchandise, t-shirts, and many other items RedBubble offers.
Here’s how it works. Let’s say your an artist. Good for you! RedBubble is definitely for you. In RedBubble, you can create a logo or fan art, put it on anything that RedBubble offers, like masks, t-shirts, tote bags, stickers, and anything else, and sell it to the public! RedBubble is the one that handles making all of that. All you’ve got to do is provide the design.
I’m sure you’ve heard of Weebly before, right? Weebly is an easy-to-use website maker, sort of like Squarespace or Wix. It makes making a website for your business super easy! Weebly, specifically has a free option that you can go with if you’re just starting out. It does have that tag in the bottom, though, so be wary of that!
Of course, they have other options that do cost money. Weebly is so easy to use, however, that I think it’s totally worth it if you’re just starting out.
IndieGoGo is a crowd funding website that many indie developers and businesses use to fund their business or million-dollar product idea! With this brand, you can support small businesses, game developers, musicians, and so many other creative and business oriented people like you.
This could be a great thing to use for your business! If you’re looking to try and fund your book, your game, your album, your whatever, IndieGoGo is the place for you.
Shopify is often used for actually preparing that small business you’ve got.
What I mean is that they have helpful resources for you to take advantage of, like a name generator, ways to start marketing your business, examples of how Shopify handles the customer storefront, and many other resources that are extremely helpful.
Shopify only has a free trial, and offers semi-affordable options for using their service. Many big name businesses use this service, as well!
6. BLICK Art Supplies
Drifting back to artsy types of businesses, BLICK Art Supplies has some of the best art supplies that a creative could use for their business. BLICK offers tons of supplies, from embroidery, to canvases, to paints, to sculpting tools and clay, and so many other products for you to begin stocking up for your business.
This would be good if you’re planning on using painting as part of your business model and products. It’s pretty efficient, and you can rely on BLICK for their high quality art supplies.
Joanns is kind of the same thing as BLICK, though they’re kind of the old ladies of brands. If you’ve ever been to a Joann’s, then you know that it’s more of a fabric and sewing store than an art store. It’s perfect if you’re planning on making clothes as part of your business!
They provide a ton of good fabric to use for your clothing business, whether it’s lace, glittery fabric, tulle, or anything else you may need. They also provide needles, storage, and patches that you can sew onto anything. Joanns is also a perfect place if you’re also planning on making jewelry!
Quill.com is a useful brand for your office workplace, or when you need some packages or packing peanuts for that package you’ve got to send to Wisconsin. They sell a lot of items and have catered to the pandemic by selling full face masks, as well as touch-free hand tools.
Quill offers a lot of categories for you purchase from, such as paper, office supplies, stationary, electronics, coffee and break room essentials, and so much more! If you’re a physical business owner — since I acknowledge that most of the resources that I’ve provided are mainly for an online business — than Quill.com is great for your workplace.
I’m sure we all know what PayPal is. PayPal is a fantastic, and efficient resource for your business. You can set up a merchant account for your business, and be able to efficiently manage orders and money through there.
PayPal is also a valuable resource to be able to purchase things through your account. Places like Etsy has PayPal as an option to pay for products.
Cricut is also a really good brand for your small business! Cricut is a brand that specializes in making not just printing machines, but cutting machines.
More specifically, the Cricut Explore is a machine that helps you cut intricate shapes for your business. This would definitely go hand in hand with the sticker business idea. You can use the Cricut Explore to cut out stickers from the sticker sheet!
It’s a bit of an investment, so be sure that you’re either prepared to make that investment or stick with a sticker brand, like Sticker App, for a while before committing. It’s a smart business move, trust us.
Hopefully this helped you out in figuring whats available to start your business. There’s a ton of resources to choose from, you just gotta find them! Whether it’s RedBubble, using StickerApp for your stickers, or going to BLICK Art Supplies, we hope you have a fun time making all that dough! Happy selling!
What business are you planning on making? Let us know!
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Hi! My name is Carolina Cisneros, and I am a new intern at Society 19. I’m so glad to have this opportunity! I have an Associates in Studio Art, and I will be heading into university for Cinematic Arts and Technologies. I plan to go into the animation industry, designing characters and bringing more diversity into the world. For now, I’m building my skills. Thank you for reading!