Saturday, May 26, 2012

crafting the small business

crafting the small business is a 9-week series of panel event sessions that cover a wide range of topics focusing on small businesses, namely the handmade side of things. organized the fabulous maker works, the series meets every thursday night in ann arbor from june 7- august 2. each event session covers a different topic hosted by local crafters and small business owners, and features panels and hands-on workshops.
this is a wonderful resource for artists looking to make the next step, or who are in the midst of running a small craft business and need some direction. it's also a great opportunity to check out the maker works space! registration for crafting the small business sessions is required and you can do so anytime. 

session topics include:
  • visioning 
  • pricing and revenue 
  • your marketing toolbox 
  • art of giving great service 
  • pop up events and shows 
  • photography and styling 
  • into the online marketplace 
  • the brick and mortar store 
  • ethics of handmade: taxes and insurance

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