BRING US WHATEVER YOU'RE STUCK ON.

Your ticket includes A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
WITH a LOCAL BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL.


PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS

Make your handmade things sing. Meet with local professional photographers and learn how to photograph and edit your photos to make them stand out of a crowd. You will learn how to find the best light, setup an appealing background and platform, ways to best compose your image, exposure techniques, and post-processing. There will be plenty of time to pick the brains of our pros. We will provide material for black and white backdrops and a few different platforms for your products. You should bring one or two samples of your product, a camera (or phone if you don't have a proper camera), and any other backdrops and platforms you may want to experiment with.


 
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SHOP OPTIMIZATION CONSULTATIONS

Have an Etsy shop for your handcrafted items? Learn how to optimize your shop so it will sell your products to a wider market and generate more income. 


 
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MAKER TO MERCHANT:
E-COMMERCE CONSULTATIONS

Weebly equips creative entrepreneurs with eCommerce tools and guidance so they can take their business from idea to launch to growth. With Weebly you can build a professional eCommerce website that’s easy to shop and helps your business grow with marketing. Weebly supports entrepreneurs with a range of business tools so they can start, run and grow their own business -- whether that’s simplified shipping and taxes or syncing your sales, online and in-person.

  Dane Butler   Senior Customer Success Advocate with  Weebly

Dane Butler

Senior Customer Success Advocate with Weebly

  Alex Neuendorf   Senior Customer Success Advocate with  Weebly

Alex Neuendorf

Senior Customer Success Advocate with Weebly

 

Business Experts

  Adrienne Webster  Financial, bookkeeping   Adrienne Webster Accounting & Tax Services

Adrienne Webster
Financial, bookkeeping

Adrienne Webster Accounting &
Tax Services

  David Morehous  Startup and business law   Morehous Legal Group

David Morehous
Startup and business law

Morehous Legal Group

  Doug Minter  Target audiences, social media, business growth and scaling   Knoxville Chamber

Doug Minter
Target audiences, social media, business growth and scaling

Knoxville Chamber

  Shana Dewitt  Branding, business growth and scaling   Tipsy Studio

Shana Dewitt
Branding, business growth and scaling

Tipsy Studio

  Samantha Lane  Organization, balancing work and life   Origami Day

Samantha Lane
Organization, balancing work and life

Origami Day

  Terrence Carter  Business growth and scaling, funding   Knoxville Area Urban League

Terrence Carter
Business growth and scaling, funding

Knoxville Area Urban League

  Regina Cotton  Human resources   Integrity HR Services

Regina Cotton
Human resources

Integrity HR Services

  Sarah Mandell  Craft fairs, wholesale, business growth and scaling, product pricing, Etsy maximization, balancing work (craft) and life   Once Again Sam

Sarah Mandell
Craft fairs, wholesale, business growth and scaling, product pricing, Etsy maximization, balancing work (craft) and life

Once Again Sam


Marketing Experts

  Caleb Fristoe  Website design and review   CodeTN Project Manager

Caleb Fristoe
Website design and review

CodeTN Project Manager

  Eric Meyerson  Social media and artificial intelligence, video storytelling   Sensai

Eric Meyerson
Social media and artificial intelligence, video storytelling

Sensai

  Jody Collins  Social media, graphic design, video storytelling, Blogs and vlogs, photography   Feral Giant

Jody Collins
Social media, graphic design, video storytelling, Blogs and vlogs, photography

Feral Giant

  Jonathan Mills Patrick  Business growth and scaling, funding, branding, target audiences, social media, blogs and vlogs   The Harold Louis Group, Inc.

Jonathan Mills Patrick
Business growth and scaling, funding, branding, target audiences, social media, blogs and vlogs

The Harold Louis Group, Inc.

  Julie Ferrara  Digital marketing analytics, branding   University of TN, Knoxville

Julie Ferrara
Digital marketing analytics, branding

University of TN, Knoxville

  Lauren and Jesse Wagner  Branding, graphic design, website creation   Nathanna

Lauren and Jesse Wagner
Branding, graphic design, website creation

Nathanna

  Lauren Fyfe  Video Storytelling   Loch & Key

Lauren Fyfe
Video Storytelling

Loch & Key

  Lindsay Barrows Ruggieri  Target audiences, social media, blogs and vlogs   Custom Love Designs

Lindsay Barrows Ruggieri
Target audiences, social media, blogs and vlogs

Custom Love Designs

  Lindsay Miller  Graphic design, website creation and design, video storytelling, photography   Design Sensory

Lindsay Miller
Graphic design, website creation and design, video storytelling, photography

Design Sensory

  Marcus Williamson  Branding, graphic design   University of TN, Knoxville

Marcus Williamson
Branding, graphic design

University of TN, Knoxville

  Marianne Canada  Digital video   HGTV Handmade & Discovery

Marianne Canada
Digital video

HGTV Handmade & Discovery

  Mark Schaefer  Branding, target audiences, social media, blogs and vlogs, business growth and scaling   Schaefer Marketing Solutions

Mark Schaefer
Branding, target audiences, social media, blogs and vlogs, business growth and scaling

Schaefer Marketing Solutions

  Ryan Ashley Anderson  Social media, marketing, brand management, website creation and design   Smart + Becker Creative

Ryan Ashley Anderson
Social media, marketing, brand management, website creation and design

Smart + Becker Creative

  Sara Alsobrooks  Marketing, photography styling   @salsobrooks

Sara Alsobrooks
Marketing, photography styling

@salsobrooks

  Tommy Nguyen  Website design and review   Right Click Designs

Tommy Nguyen
Website design and review

Right Click Designs


Sales Experts

  Bob Camp  Minimizing rejection, target audiences, business growth and scaling, product pricing   Next Up Business Excelerator

Bob Camp
Minimizing rejection, target audiences, business growth and scaling, product pricing

Next Up Business Excelerator

  Sally Diguette  Merchandising, product pricing, wholesale, inventory, consignment, juggling workloads   Citizen Supply

Sally Diguette
Merchandising, product pricing, wholesale, inventory, consignment, juggling workloads

Citizen Supply

  Meghan McCrary  Wholesale, craft fairs   Shop Meghan Mccrary

Meghan McCrary
Wholesale, craft fairs

Shop Meghan Mccrary

  Kate Moore  Wholesale, balancing work (craft) and life   Live Love Studio

Kate Moore
Wholesale, balancing work (craft) and life

Live Love Studio

  Lou Garner  Product pricing, craft fairs, wholesale   Garner Blue

Lou Garner
Product pricing, craft fairs, wholesale

Garner Blue

  Lucy Simpson  Business growth, pricing   University of TN, Knoxville

Lucy Simpson
Business growth, pricing

University of TN, Knoxville

  Susan Worthington  Retail sales, merchandising, marketing, entrepreneurship   Southern Market

Susan Worthington
Retail sales, merchandising, marketing, entrepreneurship

Southern Market

  Kate Thurman  Craft fair pro, wholesale   Smarty Pants Paper Co.

Kate Thurman
Craft fair pro, wholesale

Smarty Pants Paper Co.