Here's What It's Really Like To Make A Living Selling On Etsy

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For more than a decade, makers have turned to Etsy to transform their ideas, crafts and hobbies into profitable businesses.The online marketplace, which launched in 2005, is one of the best-known platforms for independent sellers on the internet. As of December 2017, there were 1.9 million active sellers on Etsy dealing with 33.4 million active buyers. The company reported $1 billion in gross merchandise sales in the fourth quarter of last year.The thought of turning an Etsy shop into a full-tim ...read more

Make Money From Pot? Then Forget About A Federally Subsidized Loan

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By Sophie Quinton Marijuana legalization at the state level has created a moneymaking opportunity not only for licensed growers and sellers but also for a wide range of ancillary businesses, from publicly traded garden product companies to local print shops. Now a new Small Business Administration (SBA) policy could force some entrepreneurs to choose between serving cannabis clients and getting a federally subsidized loan. In an April policy notice, the federal agency said it won’t approve ...read more