Hi! I’m megan auman, and I’m the founder of craftMBA.com.
For the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve been running my own business – designing and making jewelry and objects – and teaching jewelry, metalsmithing, and object design. I’ve also had the privilege of traveling across the country to teach business thinking and social media to others in the craft field.
I’m fortunate to have a formal education in the crafts. I have a BFA and an MFA in metals and jewelry. And I’m even more fortunate to have attended programs that didn’t discourage me from thinking about how to make money making things.
But (mostly because I like school) I sometimes find myself wondering what I could learn from pursuing an MBA. But like a lot of crafters I know, I don’t have the time or the funds to attend business school. So instead, I’ve decided to craft my own MBA through a combination of real world experience and self-study. (I read A LOT.)
And because I love to teach and share, I’ve started this website to help other designers and makers develop their business skills. So, have a look around and let me know if there are any topics you’d like to see here. Feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line at megan (at) craftMBA.com – I’m always happy to talk business, craft, and design!