Do you make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? Do you want to build an online store for your crafts?
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
2018-19 Class Schedule
March 16 + 30, 2019 • 9am - 6pm
February 9 + 16, 2019 • 9am - 6pm
January 12 + 26, 2019 • 9am - 6pm
October 20 + 27, 2018 • 9am - 6pm
August 4 + 11, 2018 • 9am - 6pm
June 16 + 23, 2018 • 9am - 6pm
February 17 + 24, 2018 • 9am - 6pm
January 27 + February 3, 2018 • 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in teaching the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program?
After leading several successful classes in Knoxville and surrounding areas, our goal is to train and empower new instructors to lead Etsy CEP classes in communities across Tennessee. If you're an experienced Etsy seller who's a self-starter, comfortable speaking in front of a group, and interested in being trained to teach Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship classes in your community, apply today! Once selected, instructor trainees will participate in a teaching workshop led by our current instructor, Alaina Smith of Cold Gold. Trainees will be provided a small stipend for time + travel.