Make it Happen – The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide to Transforming your Dreams into Reality

Make it Happen • The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide to Transforming your Dreams into Reality
By: Jenna Herbut
200 pages • ISBN 9780995266537

From the brains behind Make It, one of North America's largest and most successful craft shows, comes this book to help handmade entrepreneurs turn their great ideas into reality.

Make It Happen! is the how-to book to help entrepreneurs sharpen their creative vision, figure out — and overcome — what’s holding them back from turning their great ideas into reality, and get started making it happen.

Janna Herbut is the brain behind Make it, one of Canada’s largest and most successful craft shows, and Make it Happen! is packed with their hard-won insight and inspiration. The book contains lessons learned over Janna’s entrepreneurial journey; case studies and tips from creative, courageous entrepreneurs who realized their dreams by overcoming fear and resistance; and invaluable “Make it Real” exercises to get you practicing and applying new techniques, skills and ideas.

In Make it Happen! readers will discover how to:

  • Tap into your unique passion and let it shine
  • Think and act to make it happen
  • Figure out what to do when it's just not happening

In three distinct parts that mirror an entrepreneurial journey – from committing yourself to starting the process and managing disappointments along the way to how to continue success when it is achieved – Make it Happen! provides step-by-step guidance that will be relevant at every part of someones business success.

By the end of Make It Happen! you'll be well on your way to becoming part of a breed of brave risk-takers who are willing to put it all on the line to make their vision a reality.

Jenna Herbut is the creator of the Booty Belt, which sold into 120 boutiques all over Canada, the United States, and Japan and was featured in Flare, Elle Canada, LouLou, and on CityLine, CTV, and Global news. After touring as a vendor in craft shows and festivals across the country, Herbut founded and promoted her own fair, Make It, which quickly expanded to a bi-annual, three-city event. Make It has become a well-known community for both new and established makers, and boasts 100,000+ shoppers yearly. Since the inception of the Make It fair, Herbut has expanded her business to include MakeItTV and Make It University, which distribute online learning resources to new entrepreneurs and makers.