Dream Plan Do giveaway – get your handmade business off to a brilliant start in 2018!

Dream Plan Do giveaway

Win our VIP Dream Plan Do giveaway!

Do you want to get more serious about your handmade business in 2018? Do you want to set some big juicy goals, face your finances, and make your marketing and social media much more productive so you will get more clients – online, but also stockists and commissions?

Dream Plan Do is what you need! Patricia van den Akker, the director of The Design Trust, the online business school for designers and makers, has created a special business book for creative product businesses like yours. This isn’t a boring business book! Patricia has compiled 20 years of experience working with designers and makers into this 300-page book, which is full of creative exercises, thought-provoking questions, quarterly and monthly planners, and visual planning tools for your finances, marketing and social media too. Each month there is another topic so that you are working on the right thing at the right time in your business.

Patricia is giving away three softback planner journals + annual wall planners to 3 lucky winners (each worth £34) PLUS one lucky winner will get a VIP Dream Plan Do club membership (worth £150) – where you will get two monthly online group training sessions with Patricia plus access to an international group of like-minded creative professionals. If you want more accountability to turn your ideas into reality then the club is for you!

For more details of Dream Plan Do, the planner journals and the Dream Plan Do VIP Club see www.dream-plan-do.com/shop/

Dream Plan Do planner

Here’s what you can win!

The winner will receive:

A VIP Dream Plan Do club membership (worth £150!) including…

  • Two hours of online training with creative business expert Patricia van den Akker every month
  • Access to an international network of professional creatives through the private online Dream Plan Do VIP community
  • The A5 hardback Dream Plan Do planner journal
  • The A2 annual wall planner with the dates of all the UK design and craft events
  • Access to the Dream Plan Do Facebook group
  • Online presentations, webinars, printable resources and more

Three runners-up will each get:

  • 1 x softback Dream Plan Do planner journal (worth £29)
  • 1 x annual wall planner (worth £5)

Dream Plan Do financial planner,

How to enter:

To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to answer this question “What is your number one juicy business goal for 2018?” using the entry form below. Be as specific as possible (in less than 80 words). If the form doesn’t work for you, you can also enter here >

Dream Plan Do giveaway

Patricia will read through all the entries and choose the winners she feels could benefit most from the Dream Plan Do club membership and planners. 

If you can’t wait, you can get also get 10% off any Dream Plan Do product (including the Dream Plan Do VIP club for monthly online group training with Patricia). Go to www.dream-plan-do.com/shop/ by 19 December 2017 and use promo code: FOLKSYFRIEND

You don’t need a Folksy shop to enter this competition, but you do need to be based in the UK.  You can open a shop on Folksy for free and you’ll get 3 listings for free too – so you can get your products online for the busy Christmas shopping period!

Free listings, Free listings folksy,

Open your own Folksy shop today!


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Terms and conditions

The competition closes at midnight on 19th December 2017. The winners will be contacted on 20th December 2017. This competition is only open to UK residents. Prizes cannot be exchanged for their monetary value or other goods. If the winning entrants cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, we reserve the right to stand that entrant down and select another winner. Folksy’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Folksy reserves the right to alter and/or cancel the competition without any prior warning. All personal data submitted with consent will be kept by Folksy for the purpose of sending out the prize. By entering this competition, you consent to receiving further marketing information from Folksy. You can opt out at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in any of the emails you receive.




  • Reply December 5, 2017

    Amanda Lincoln

    Oh fingers crossed I could do with more careful planning.

  • Reply December 5, 2017


    Experiencing tough Christmas sales season this year I decided to expand to other websites (also starting my own) so not all of my eggs are in one basket like they used to be. This would need lots of planning, time and knowledge. I need to improve in SEO as well!

  • Reply December 5, 2017


    Fingers crossed for the win! X

  • Reply December 5, 2017

    Dimpled Thimble

    I plan to branch out from a pretty successful Facebook page and have my own website and possible other selling platforms…. I’ve built up a very supportive 1k+ customer base (no like for likes etc. All my followers are my own customers or word by mouth) over four years and I’m excited to plan my time in 2018 and extend this.

  • Reply December 6, 2017

    Helen smith

    Such a useful resource – I love wading through the design trust blog posts so a planner would be super helpful!

  • Reply December 6, 2017

    Scott Robinson

    I would love the wall planner with names of all craft events in the uk, that would be so helpful! Fingers crossed :)

  • Reply December 6, 2017


    I have so many plans that I need to consolidate in 2018! Apart from creating a new product collection, my main goal is to get a website built and a content plan together. To avoid the many distractions of a new business, planning tools would really help!!

  • Reply December 6, 2017

    Lynsey MacGregor

    Would be great to win so I can be more organised & focused at increasing my sales online

  • Reply December 6, 2017


    September 2017 has seen the return of my business, different products and new ideas I have been trying my best without much success, I’ve been to the Google Digital Garage for help using their services as a group and 1 to 1, I feel I have more underestanding but still only a handful of sales, I have started my own web site and feel that I’m on the computer more than actually making anything. I need help to plan and grow my business.

  • Reply December 6, 2017


    I’ve just been looking into planners to help me get my jewellery business more organised for next year, and so far the Dream, Plan, Do journal is at the top of my list! I need something to keep me on track and not just flitting about randomly between jobs I need to do, and I think a journal is a good place to start with that.

  • Reply December 6, 2017


    I’d love to put the ideas that I’ve been brewing while looking after my daughters into practice and finally get a great new product line of illustrated gifts and cards created.

  • Reply December 6, 2017


    Brilliant competition… keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Reply December 7, 2017

    Urban Eye

    My sales have declined over last couple of years and this post has really made me think about getting organised and doing something about it

  • Reply December 8, 2017


    Looking forward to seeing who wins!

  • Reply December 11, 2017


    I could really do with some guidance, so this would help massively! In particular, I’d like to understand all the available selling platforms more fully, including the costs and incentives for each.

  • Reply December 11, 2017


    This is such an amazing prize, something that would mean so much to me. I’e come back to crafting after being in hospital and would love for someone to take me seriously and bring my stuff to the next level, but I don’t know how or have the confidence.
    Whoever wins – I wish them the very best.

  • Reply December 11, 2017


    I’m currently designing and making a diverse range of products in glass, porcelain, anodised aluminum and silver jewellery, each of which could be individual businesses. I’m needing to decide on either one direction into a more coherent collection under a single banner or several separate directions for my businesses. And there is only one of me, so I also need to be realistic with my time and efforts. Needing help to steer me forwards!

  • Reply December 12, 2017


    What an amazing competition! Keeping everything crossed for this and 2018, I have such high hopes!

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