Craft Your Commerce Spring 2024 Series Offers Creative Entrepreneurs Tools for Success

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Mountain BizWorks’ spring 2024 Craft Your Commerce series The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit invites creatives to level up their skills and learn new tools to refine and ease operational pain points for small businesses. Registration is now open, and a free kick-off Makers’ Mixer networking event is set for March 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Sew Co. 

The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit was designed by creatives, for creatives, with expert instructors sharing the tools they use to make their own businesses run more smoothly. Craft Your Commerce Program Manager Jamie Karolich shared, “I am excited to introduce our Spring Series, designed to empower creatives with essential skills for business success. As a small business owner myself, I understand the complexities that come with managing time, promotion, and the myriad tasks involved in running a successful business. My hope is that the workshops offered this spring will assist individuals in streamlining some of these tasks.” 

Creatives who need help creating social media content, smoothing difficult client relationships, navigating copyright and licensing, writing grant proposals, using AI technology, or handling sales as an introverted business owner will benefit from this season’s workshops. 

The spring 2024 Craft Your Commerce series is sponsored by the Cowork at Center for Craft, AIGA, Artsville and TD Bank. Because of this generous support, Mountain BizWorks is excited to offer the spring virtual series at the rate of $10 per workshop or $50 for the Series Pass (as indicated below; excludes Foundations for Creatives).

Spring 2024 Workshops: The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

Makers’ Mixer

Tuesday, March 26 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | In Person | Sew Co | Free w/ RSVP

Copyright and Licensing for Artists with Katherine de Vos Devine 

Tuesday, April 9 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Virtual | $10

Canva for Creatives with Sarah Benoit

Wednesday, April 24 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Virtual | $10

Grant Writing for Artists with Paul Heckler

Tuesday, April 30 | 12 – 2 p.m. | Virtual | $10

Client Relationships and Navigating Sticky Client Situations with Alyssa Phillips

Thursday, May 2nd | 12 – 2 p.m. | Virtual | $10

AI for Creatives with John Hornsby

Tuesday, May 7th | 2 – 4 p.m. | Virtual | $10

Sales for Introverted Creatives with John Hornsby

Thursday, May 9th | 2 – 4 p.m. | Virtual | $10

Finally, Foundations for Creatives offers a supportive, peer-cohort learning program for those creative individuals starting a business or planning out their next moves. In this six-week class, students will develop actionable steps to move forward with the creative business you envision. 

Foundations for Creatives with Deanna Lynch

Tuesday, April 23 – Tuesday, May 28 | Virtual | $375

The workshops can be taken together through our series pass or à la carte to meet current business needs. Visit for details on all workshops offered and register today.


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