Events

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Marketing Your Creative Business Current!

Marketing Your Creative Business

Marketing Your Creative Business

Tuesday October 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Old school

Wednesday Ocotber 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. New school

At WeWork: Wonder Bread Factory

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You’ve done your research, designed an amazing product line or list of services, and set out your shingle to alert people you’re open for business. But no one’s coming in, yet. In this two part marketing workshop, we’ll teach you how to market your creative business in a smart and effective way to find your customers and make them into fans.

In Part One: “Old school” you’ll learn marketing 101 which will lay a solid foundation for your future outreach. From finding your audience, to press releases and print advertising, you’ll walk away with an understanding of what magazine and newspaper writers need and want to be able to write about you.

In Part Two: “New school” we’ll build upon the lessons learned in “Old school” and teach you how to apply those lessons to the online world. We’ll talk about paid and earned media online and how to run effective online outreach tailored to your business.

As a part of this workshop series, you’ll receive digital handouts such as a sample press list, a sample press release and more. All aimed at helping you to hit the ground running.

Hosted by Lisa Rowan of Beltway Vintage and Kelly Rand, author of Handmade to Sell

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Start Your Creative Business (The Right Way) ONLINE Current!

Creative Business

 

Starting Your Creative Business (The Right Way) ONLINE
Monday September 29 through Friday October 3, 2014
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Can’t make it to our in-person workshop on how to start your creative business? Join us online!

Have a great business idea but not sure what to do next?
Get ready to work through common questions and misconceptions and start to think like a business with Kelly and Lisa. This, online, interactive course will help you develop a clear picture of what it takes to start your creative business. Think of it as a weeklong business boot camp, but with a softer kick in the pants.

During this course you’ll learn how to develop a product line, who your target audience is, how to price your product(s), and how to budget and plan effectively.

You’ll also receive a downloadable workbook with class notes and resources that you’ll find handy long after the class concludes.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive information on how to access the class. All you need is a WordPress login.

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Start Your Creative Business (The Right Way) Current!

Starting Your Creative Business


Start Your Creative Business (The Right Way)

Tuesday September 16
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
at Analog
Washington, D.C.
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Have a great business idea but not sure what to do next?
Get ready to work through common questions and misconceptions and start to think like a business with Kelly and Lisa. This in-person, interactive workshop will help you develop a clear picture of what it takes to start your creative business in Washington, DC. Think of it as a two-hour business boot camp, but with a softer kick in the pants.

During this workshop you’ll learn how to develop a product line, who your target audience is, how to price your product(s), the ins and outs of DCRA, how to budget and plan effectively. All while enjoying light refreshments.

“Even as a seasoned small business owner and crafty entrepreneur this class was a great way to tune-up my practices and reevaluate my business plan.” – Katie Stack, Stitch and Rivet

You’ll also receive a workbook with class notes and resources that you’ll find handy long after the class concludes. As well as your very own copy of Handmade to Sell to help you further your business goals after the workshop.

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Bro Sew: A Men’s Sewing Workshop Current!

Bro SewBro Sew: A Men’s Sewing Workshop
Saturday, October 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Register! Space is limited. ($40)

Gentlemen, it’s time to take charge of your wardrobe. This two-hour workshop will teach you basic sewing skills and stain-fighting, wardrobe-saving tricks. Spend less time and money at the cleaner’s and use your newfound hand-eye coordination to charm your social circle.

You’ll spend an hour at Stitch & Rivet, the workspace of Catherinette Leather Works, to learn basic sewing techniques from Katie Stack. (If you have a button that needs replacing, a seam that needs stitched, or a pant hem that needs rescuing, bring them along.) Then, you’ll walk about 20 feet down the Arts Walk to Analog, where Lisa Rowan will teach you how to care for your clothing and battle common challenges.

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Start Your Creative Business (The Right Way)

Starting Your Creative Business

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.
$50 in advance—please register as space is limited

Have a great business idea but not sure what to do next? Get ready to work through common questions and misconceptions and start to think like a business. This interactive workshop will help you develop a clear picture of what it takes to start your creative business in Washington, DC. Think of it as a two-hour business boot camp, but with a softer kick in the pants.

In this two hours session you’ll learn how to develop a product line, who your target audience is, how to price, the ins and outs of DCRA, budgeting and planning.

You’ll also receive hearty refreshments, a custom Craftgasm notebook perfect for notes, business-planning worksheets, and your very own copy of Handmade to Sell to help you further your goals after the workshop.

Hosted by Lisa Rowan of Beltway Vintage and Kelly Rand, author of Handmade to Sell.

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Valentine’s Pop-Up at Pyramid Atlantic

Fenton Street Market Valentine's Pop-Up

Grab gifts for your sweetheart! I’ll be there with Beltway Vintage accessories and a slew of Craftgasm cards and stationery sets.

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Modern Vintage Shop & Social: An evening with Jenna Isaacson of All Thrifty States

All Thrifty States

Modern Vintage Shop & Social: An evening with Jenna Isaacson of All Thrifty States
Thursday, November 21, 7 – 9 p.m.
Light refreshments
RSVP required – limited seating available!

Visual journalist and Brookland resident Jenna Isaacson has traveled the country for All Thrifty States, her journey (and accompanying blog) to document American memory and consumption. An advocate of the secondhand lifestyle, Jenna will speak about her trip and the experiences she encountered along the way. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!

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Analog grand opening!

Analog

After weeks of hard labor to prep our studio/shop, it’s time to celebrate! Join us on Saturday, September 7 from noon to 7 p.m. to test out our new space.

 

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GRUMP at Artisphere

GRUMP

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Modern Vintage Shop and Social: Holiday!

Modern Vintage Shop & Social: Holiday!

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