Written by Lan NguyenDina Gan has always loved making things. In college, she designed offbeat, inexpensive jewelry and sold it around campus. But it wasn't until she moved from New York City back home to Baltimore that she once again started to make one-of-a-kind pieces as well as oven mitts and handbags. And in April, she launched
For a start-up, experts recommend trying to keep your feet in both areas. And given the rising cost of certain raw materials, gas and show fees (which can run several hundred dollars per event), Laurie MacAdam plans to restart her wholesale business.