Grow (Paperback)

How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job!

By Eleanor Whitney

Microcosm Publishing, 9781621060079, 125pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

List Price: 11.95*
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Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects who want to achieve success and sustainability. Drawing on her years of experience helping people succeed with do-it-yourself projects based in independent publishing, music, food, art, craft, activism, and community work, Eleanor Whitney empowers you to clarify your vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds, market, and manage your do-it-yourself project. The book is full of real-life inspiration and creative business advice from successful, independent businesses owners and creative people with projects that began in the do-it-yourself spirit.

About the Author

Eleanor C. Whitney, MPA, is a writer, a musician, an educator, and an arts administrator. She works to guide creative people through the project development and fundraising process and writes regularly about fundraising, social media, management, art, culture, and food for a variety of web and print publications and blogs at She was a cofounder of the Portland Zine Symposium and plays in the rock band Corita. She lives in Brooklyn.