Please keep your day job. It’s the dream of everyone who blogs, crafts, writes, or makes photographs — someday I’ll leave my job and do this full-time. Having done this — and running a small business — I’ll share my stories and explain why it might be better to keep at least a part-time job […]
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In this class, participants will learn how to express ideas visually, work on theme development, and creatively document products, services, and experiences related to their line of business. The goal for the day is to help them create a brief body of photography work with their products, props, and a storyline. This is one […]
Art is work. It’s embedded in the definition of its product: artwork. But it’s hard for us to think of art as a job without it losing some of its magical quality. Eroyn Franklin and Kelly Froh use their comics and other projects to talk about their own experiences working as creative professionals. They’ll discuss […]
My class will be on the ways social media has helped many small business owners, myself included, to grow and connect directly with customers. I will talk about many little tricks and tips one can do to increase visibility in online marketing. The Internet is here and I would love to share what you can do to use it as a tool to increase sales. This is one of our weekend speaker sessions at Camp ThunderCraft this April! Visit that link to find out more about Camp ThunderCraft, and to register to join us! Katie Marks is a full time ceramic artist / entrepreneurial bad ass living and working in Seattle, WA. She began working with ceramics in […]
In today’s marketplace, brand is king. Regardless of the nature and size of your organization, it’s important to invest in building a strong brand to define your niche and help you stand out from the crowd. By answering the most important questions about your brand, audience and competitive landscape, you can then build on […]
Zines are a bookmaking tradition that embraces the pre-internet methods of underground communication and allows you to share your thoughts and ideas with your community. We’ll work on a personal narrative that asks the questions—What do you value? What is your contribution? What are you passionate about? This 90-minute class let’s you tap into your […]
Interested in wholesaling your products? Don’t know where to begin? Already wholesale your work but not sure how to keep your relationship going with all your accounts? Want to break up with a store but don’t know how? Have you been approached by companies that are interested in private labeling? If you said yes to […]
This will be a keynote talk on my circuitous path to becoming a self-employed writer, writing teacher, and restaurant co-owner, and how I have worked with disappointment, change, and discomfort to continually reinvent myself and rearticulate my definition of success. This will be the keynote address at Camp ThunderCraft this April! Visit that link to find out more about Camp ThunderCraft, and to register to join us! Molly Wizenberg is the author of the James Beard Award-winning blog Orangette and two New York Times bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey. She has written for Bon Appetit, TheWashington […]
Step into the world of digital marketing. During our introductory workshop, explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more. Using real-world case studies, we’ll: • Break down the components of a digital marketing campaign. • Survey today’s digital marketing […]
A lifelong entrepreneur, Lindsey Ross has been doing her own taxes since she was 16, and has never looked back! Though a self-proclaimed spreadsheet geek, she uses nothing more complicated than TurboTax and a thorough system of record-keeping to ensure she has all the information she needs to DIY her own taxes. While she is […]
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