Shedding Light on the Business of Art

 

An Intensive One-Day Workshop on Business Basics for the Artists of the Watershed

Presented by:  Phil Mechanic Studios and Flood Gallery & Fine Arts Center, in association with RiverLink, Self-Help Credit Union (SHCU) and the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC).

This one-day-only, free seminar includes lunch & will engage participants in topics such as:

  • Improving Your Credit Score
  • Licensing, Registration with the State, and Legal Considerations
  • Obtaining Funding
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Growth Strategies
  • Marketing, Pricing, Preparing a Professional Portfolio, and the Appropriate Use of Social Media

Panelists will include AB Tech’s Small Business Center, Asheville Grown, the City of Asheville, Eagle Market Street Development, Handmade in America, Mountain BizWorks, the Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling, SCORE, Self Help Credit Union, SBTDC,  the Small Business Administration (SBA),  The Support Center, Venture Asheville and from the consulting firm, Who Knows Art.

In addition, two artists will present to a select group of experts on issues they are facing in their business and receive feedback.  Successful area artists will close this informative day with their inspiring stories.  Participating artists include Sean Pace, Melissa Terrezza, and Jeremy Russell.

This one-day event is FREE and open to all artists in the Watershed, but registration is required in order to assure seating and lunch.  Register today by calling 828.252.8474 ext 10.

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