Help plan The Maker City Summit

Are you interested in learning new ways to grow your maker business?

Do you want to pick the brains of experts in marketing, branding, social media and more?

Do you love a really good cup of coffee?

If the answer to any – or all – of these questions is ‘yes,’ then mark September 23, 2018, on your calendar for the third annual Knoxville Maker City Summit at The Mill and Mine!

The Maker City Summit

The Maker City Summit is a day-long event offering maker businesses real life advice and inspiration to run a handmade business with confidence. Makers have the opportunity to learn from keynote speakers and panels, participate in breakout sessions with experts, and network with other local makers. Last year’s summit attracted 300 makers. They left with tangible lists to take their business to the next level and connections that continue to this day.

Last year, Steph Crowder shared a 5-step process to set goals that actually stick and Mark Schaefer offered insight into the social media revolution. Etsy sent an optimization expert to mentor makers and speak to the entire room. Makers also met one-on-one with experts to get their insight on taking great photos, website design, managing bookkeeping, and time management. To top it off, attendees ended the day by networking over local brews and spirits to digest what they’d heard. And yes, coffee started the whole day off just right!

This year, you can expect more information to ignite local maker businesses!

The Maker City Summit

The Maker City Summit 2018 will give you actionable advice that you can immediately put to use to help you MAKE an independent living doing what you love. You will LEARN new strategies to build your business and GROW your personal brand. You will CONNECT with fellow makers and be inspired by other local creative businesses who have worked hard to reach their goals. You will be plugged into the supportive Knoxville maker community.

This year we’re asking for your input! What would help you grow your maker business? Who would you love to talk to? What challenges are taking time and energy away from what you really want to do? 

Be part of the planning by completing the survey!