Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship

Do you make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving?

If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items.

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Using Etsy as a learning lab, teachers share best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography, to help them earn supplemental income through their craft business. This program is designed for creative makers from underserved communities. Classes are free.



  • Have at least one handmade item ready to sell

  • Commit to attending all 5 classes (12 hours total)

  • Reside in or near the community where the program is presented

  • Have a checking account and debit/credit card

  • Have regular access to a computer with an internet connection

2018 Class Schedule


January 27 + February 3 • 9am - 6pm

If you work with Chamber of Commerce, community center, or entrepreneur resource location and are interested in bringing Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship classes to your community, email