I am sure some of you have heard about The Makers Summit coming up on February 2 right here in Greenville, SC? The Makers Summit, is being produced and hosted by my friends at Indie Craft Parade. I am really excited about getting to hang out with other makers and independent business owners, listening to panel discussions, learning new things, eating food by local chefs, and lots of making and chatting with friends! What more could you ask for in an event? Here is a little bit more info:
“You’re invited to join us for The Makers Summit, a one-day business conference for the creative community, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in Greenville, SC. Tickets are $100, and include breakfast, lunch, and private consultations with industry experts.
Designed to help artists and creatives found and run successful businesses, attendees will hear practical advice from industry experts, including keynote speakers from Etsy and Spoonflower. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in collective discussions. A variety of topics will be covered throughout the day including marketing, establishing a business identity, and expanding your market. Other speakers who will participate in the event include Grace Kang of Retail Recipes, Justin Gammon of Brains on Fire, Amy Flurry of Recipe for Press, and Amy Ellis of MailChimp.
After the conference, you’re invited to join us for the after-party, The Best Craft Party Ever. Enjoy a full gourmet dinner provided by some of our favorite local chefs while you create and mingle with experts and peers alike. Project stations and supplies will be provided. The craft party begins at 7 p.m., and is separate from The Makers Summit conference. Tickets for the party are $50. It’s the perfect date or night out with friends!”
I am so very excited that my dear friend Grace Kang is one of the key note speakers! Grace is a beautiful, super smart, amazing woman that I had the pleasure of “running into” about 5 years ago…..I talk about it a bit in this post……but, that divine encounter changed the course of my creative endeavors and sparked a bond and a friendship that I am blessed by and super thankful for. Grace is so inspirational…. and with her experience as a buyer, shop owner, and retail coach you will be sure to learn much from her marketing savvy and success in the industry. I am also excited about finally getting to show Grace around our wonderful town! Grace and I have talked about a trip like this since we met….and it is finally happening! Grace will see MY shop….and what she helped inspire and motivate me to do….I am so excited….and just a little bit sweaty at the same time! :}
This event is not to be missed, and it may just be that motivational and intentional move you need to take your business to the place you want it to be! I would like to make this event happen for one person….and Indie Craft Parade has generously offered to give away one ticket to the conference! I’m talking conference….AND the craft party!! I’m dead serious…..just leave me a comment here about why you would like to attend this event, and one thing you hope to learn from it. I will pick a winner on Friday!