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Crafting Commerce Cohort (C3) Labs

with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith


Date

Mar 15

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Price

$175

Location

NC United States

Limited financial need-based scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship please continue to this form. UNC Asheville students are also eligible for scholarships; contact Brent Skidmore for details.

Facilitated by Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, Craft Your Commerce Project Manager. This 5-week cohort experience will aid existing makers and creative entrepreneurs in integrating learnings and skills from the workshops series into their business practices. Join a group of your cohorts and analyze all aspects of your business, identify where you could improve your business, and implement the ideas shared in each workshop.

These Live Labs are held throughout the workshop series. They are intended to answer any questions that you have after the workshops, help you implement any skills and ideas you learned, and get feedback from both the facilitator and your cohorts. Finally in this class you will develop 3 goals you want to achieve in your business and create an implementation plan to achieve those goals.

The Crafting Commerce Cohort (C3) Labs is part of the Craft Your Commerce Workshop Series the Craft of Selling.


Presenter

Meet our presenter for this event.

Mountain BizWorks event presenter, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith currently serves as the Project Manager for Craft Your Commerce at Mountain BizWorks. She is the former Executive Director for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)...

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Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith currently serves as the Project Manager for Craft Your Commerce at Mountain BizWorks. She is the former Executive Director for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), an organization dedicated to the support and advancement of contemporary jewelry and metal artists.  Before that, Gwynne was the Executive Director for HandMade in America, an economic development organization that focuses on growing craft economies in Western North Carolina.  While there she created Craft Labs a professional development series of classes for artists.  From 2008 -2010, Gwynne was the Curator of Fine Craft at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. There she coordinated the traveling exhibition Craft in America and curated a significant blacksmithing exhibition, Forged, Tempered, Quenched which combined historical blacksmiting with contemporary pieces, illustrating the growth in the field over the last century. She is an accomplished glass artist as well as an arts executive.  She ran a successful glass business for several years.  She has worked with both rural and urban communities teaching her professional development and entrepreneurship workshops across the country for over 18 years.  Gwynne believes in helping artists and small business owners expand their markets and create sustainable businesses.   She currently serves as the Board Chair for the North Carolina Glass Center and lives in Asheville, NC with her husband and two dogs.

Details

Date
March 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event categories:
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Organizer

Mountain BizWorks
Phone
828-253-2834 ext 10

Venue

Zoom
NC United States
Phone
828-253-2834
Website
https://www.mountainbizworks.org/