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Jesse Barlow of Blacksheep Printing - The Maker City Summit Panelist Feature

Jesse Barlow of Blacksheep Printing - The Maker City Summit Panelist Feature

We're proud to feature local maker and business owner Jesse Barlow, founder of Blacksheep printing.  

Before joining us for the Summit panel: Strategic and Sustainable Growth, moderated by Andrew Edens of Smokey Mountain Vintage Lumber, we caught up with Jesse to learn more about his personal journey with Blacksheep and how his business has grown successfully in spite of the challenges he faced.

If you haven't yet, grab your tickets for The Maker City Summit, happening at The Mill & Mine on September 19, 2017.  

The Maker City Summit Panelist Feature: Alyssa Maddox of Retropolitan

The Maker City Summit Panelist Feature: Alyssa Maddox of Retropolitan

We caught up with Alyssa in preparation for her participation in the panel Ready, Set, Sell!,  a 1:15 pm session moderated by David Harmon of Native Maps. We asked a few questions about her journey in creating Retropolitan and what it's like to be responsible not only for her own sales but providing an atmosphere of profitable sales for her vendors. 

Bold Steps in the Maker City

Bold Steps in the Maker City

Ilana Preuss, Founder | Recast City LLC presents

BOLD STEPS IN THE MAKER CITY

Knoxville intends to be THE Maker City and Ilana Preuss, Founder of Recast City, will be leading the discussion on strategies to make that happen. Ever thought about taking your homemade products to the next level? Have questions about how your studio or workshop can grow in this evolving landscape of Knoxville?  

Pro Tips from Top Etsy Sellers

Pro Tips from Top Etsy Sellers

Isabella Diaz, Shop Optimization Specialist | Etsy presents

PRO TIPS FROM TOP ETSY SELLERS

Since its launch in 2005, Etsy has exploded to become one of the largest internet marketplaces for makers, curators, and resellers worldwide. Whether you’re an established Etsy shop-owner or a maker ready to take your goods global, the question remains: How can your shop stand out in the sea of over 1.5 million sellers?