Growing Pains - Running A Craft Business
24th August 2015
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event)
Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop. Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits. But with so many things to juggle, where do you start? And once you have started how do you keep up momentum?
Growing Pains is a half-day workshop to help you identify how to effectively and efficiently grow your craft business. Over the course of the afternoon you will explore what growth means to you and your practice, and identify the resources you need to make it happen.
By the end of the day you will have made a start on your own personal growth plan.
There will be plenty of opportunity to chat and exchange ideas with others, including hearing from inspirational textile designer Hilary Grant, who will share the story of successfully growing her business.
Delivered by trainer and ceramicist Carol Sinclair this workshop is aimed at craft business owners who recognise the professional and personal rewards to be gained from growth and want to: Identify the potential for growth within their own craft business.
* Gain confidence to manage and resource growth
* Start or develop a personal growth plan
* Find inspiration from a successful professional maker
To book your free place on this workshop, please visit http://growingpainsworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk
This workshop has been produced by Helen Voce for Emergents/XpoNorth Crafts, Fashion and Textiles.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Avril on avril[AT]xponorth.net
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