The Contemporary Handmade Alliance is a Facebook community created by Tania of Chicken Ink Creative which "provides the Australian contemporary crafting community a space through which is shared high quality information, to assist and support members in their crafting endeavours; including the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, packaging and selling of their products, as well as networking opportunities".
It has only been up for a day, but it is already thriving! It is a really positive environment where independant crafters or designers can share their business experiences and give each other advice and support. The are opportunities to promote your business, get involved in discussions, learn about handy online tools or new suppliers...the list goes on! An extremely valuable resource for a newbie like me.