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