Eleanor C. Whitney



Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job!

Grow is a field guide that has helped entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives of all types launch and cultivate the businesses of their dreams. Through practical knowledge, hands-on advice, and real life inspiration from do-it-yourself businesses owners and independent creatives, Grow enables readers to empower themselves to propel their projects forward and achieve success and sustainability on their own terms. From craft-based business owners to authors to musicians to filmmakers, Grow has enabled readers to clarify their project vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds for, market, and guide their do-it-yourself project from idea to reality.

Grow was released by Microcosm Publishing in 2013. 

If you’ve ever dreamt of life beyond the cubicle, pick up this book. It will help you make those dreams come true.
— kayte Terry, author of Paper Made!, Applique Your Way, and Creative Embelishing

workbooks for creative business success


STart Now!

Have a great idea for a project, but unsure how to get started? Start here and empower yourself to take charge of your life and make something concrete from your creative vision. These exercises walk you through the process of clarifying your project, drafting a mission statement, setting goals, and identifying your audience.


Plan Your Success

You’ve started the DIY project of your dreams, but now you need to ensure your grows sustainably. These exercises enable you to lay the foundation for your success and guide you through budgeting, fundraising, bartering, defining your brand, marketing and social media strategy, and keeping collaborations healthy.