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Business for Your Creative Arts

Thu 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
4 sessions ending Thu, Jun 30
Facilitated by East Colorado SBDC
Topic: Business Basics

Discover How to Make Profit from Your Passion

Building a career from your artistic passions can is a rewarding life choice. However, melding your creative process with disciplined business practices can be a challenge. Join the East CO SBDC and topic matter experts for an online course that explores what makes a small business successful within the creative industries. Discover how making art can also mean making money.

Who Is It For?

This LEADING EDGE course is for the potter, painter, designer, leatherworker, seamstress, welder, woodworker, sculptor, writer, poet, cake decorator or anyone motivated by their imagination to create.


June 9 - Learn how to create a business mindset and what 9 core elements make a successful business model.
June16 - Dive into the financial literacy, such as sales tax, funding in the industry, pricing strategies, and projecting for inconsistent cash flow.
June 23 - Define your brand story and learn effective marketing strategies, both online and off, to connect with new customers.
June 30 - Discover how to legally protect your art. Finally, join a frank discussion about operating a creative business with an Experienced Artist Panel.

What To Expect:

  • Four 3-hour class sessions, including interactive group work, guest speakers, and discussions with subject matter experts
  • Confidential one-on-one consulting with certified SBDC consultants
  • Direct connections with local and statewide lenders, key business leaders, and industry experts
  • Continuous feedback on your business plan and strategy during the course, including a personalized review at the course conclusion

Scholarships Available - Apply here

Questions? Email

Fee: $ 100.00

Discover how to make profit from your passion by incorporating best business practices into your creative process. Scholarships available.

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