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The State of Making 2017: Holiday Post-Mortem & Online Summit

Experts Share How Handmade Has Changed

After our first State of Making September last year, we decided this needs to be annual! So we gathered up another round of amazing makers and experts to share on topics specifically relevant to YOU!

Business changes rapidly. As a maker you have to adapt so quickly. It's easy to forget how you forget how you've evolved. And how the handmade business landscape has evolved.

Examining the state of making can help you anticipate where your business might need to change next. And how to manage the changes ahead.

That's why we assembled 13 experts, insiders and makers to talk share with us over seven sessions how the year has changed from their view and what changes they anticipate in the next year.

This online summit covers:

Holiday Post-Mortem
Marci Toombs (shop owner), Lula Mae
Brandy Davis (maker), Pigsey Art

Craft Shows, Trunk Shows, Pop-Ups & Booths
Kristen Rask (show producer), Urban Craft Uprising
Andrea Zatarain (designer), Chris & Andy Design

Packaging
Mark Cordes (printer), Norman's Printery
Lilah Higgins (designer/maker), Higgins Creative

Alternate Streams of Income
Tara Swiger (coach/maker), taraswiger.com
Stacia Guzzo (maker), Handcrafted HoneyBee

Products and Product Lines
Adrienne Wiley (shop owner/maker), Adventures in Wholesale
Marlo Miyashiro (shop owner/maker), The Handmade Showroom

The Maker Perspective
Carolyn Caffelle (maker), The Wishing Elephant
Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell (maker), Lacelit

BONUS: Navigating Politics and Controversy in Your Business
with social media and online strategist Meighan O’Toole

Let's look back on 2016 and forward to 2017 to make this year the best year yet!

This summit was originally presented live in March of 2017.


Your Instructor


Sharon Fain
Sharon Fain

Founder and director of the most amazing community of makers (Academy of Handmade!).


Class Curriculum


  Holiday Post Mortem
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  Craft Shows, Trade Shows, Pop-Ups and Booths
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  Packaging
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  Products and Product Lines
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  Multiple Streams of Income and Unique Business Models
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  Maker Reflections
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  BONUS: Navigating Politics and Controversy with Meighan O'Toole
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  Resources!
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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