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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

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Basic Record Keeping

Basic Record Keeping

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Keeping neat and accurate records of sales and expenses is an essential part of growing a successful artisan business. Artisan Business Coaching: Record Keeping is a tailored manual to help artisan entrepreneurs set up and use a Basic Record Book. Designed in partnership with the International Labour Organization's SIYB Program, this workshop offers artisan business owners an opportunity to think about the purpose of keeping neat business records, and how to use a Basic Record Book to keep sales and expenses organized. The workbook is available in English and Spanish. Download the Basic Record Keeping workbook below.

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