The Artrepreneur Series: Building Your Business

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Co-Hosted by Arts Council Wood Buffalo & Community Futures Wood Buffalo. Powered by Project Gazelle.

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With the right resources, artists can flourish as entrepreneurs as well as artists, and create a sustainable living from their artistic practice. Arts Council Wood Buffalo has partnered with Community Futures Wood Buffalo and Project Gazelle to offer “The Artrepreneur Series — Building Your Business”, a program which gives local artists an opportunity to build their capacity to compete and thrive through a 6-week “Building Your Business” workshop series.

This workshop series will be delivered online through Zoom.

Fees: $25 for all six sessions — Those who attend 100% of the workshop series will receive a total refund and a certificate of completion. (Made available for pick-up from the Arts Council Wood Buffalo office, or can be mailed, with shipping fees charged to you)

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SESSION SUMMARIES

April 29 — Entrepreneurship? (6-8pm)

Facilitated by: Glenys Reeves-Gibbs

This session will explore what it means to be an entrepreneur with a focus on the ten talent areas that successful entrepreneurs need to develop to be successful. We will explore some of the research behind these talents and discuss some ways to enhance the natural talents that entrepreneurs have. Following the session any participants who are interested in exploring their own personal talents will have the opportunity to do this through the completion of the Gallup Builder Profile 10 assessment.

May 6 — Side Hustle (p.1) (6-8pm)

Facilitated by: Kelly Harris-Martin, CF Tawatinaw

Side Hustles are fun. Side hustles are distracting. It can be difficult to manage your full-time job and your side hustle at the same time. This workshop will take you through the ins and outs of what works, what doesn't work, and important lessons to keep with you to consistently crush your full-time and side hustle duties.

May 13 — Side Hustle (p.2) (6-8pm)

Facilitated by: Kelly Harris-Martin, CF Tawatinaw

Side Hustles are fun. Side hustles are distracting. It can be difficult to manage your full-time job and your side hustle at the same time. This workshop will take you through the ins and outs of what works, what doesn't work, and important lessons to keep with you to consistently crush your full-time and side hustle duties.

May 20 — Creating a Business Plan (6-8pm)

Facilitator: Michelle MacNeil

A goal without a plan is just a wish - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

So, what’s the plan? A business plan is one of your best tools as an entrepreneur; it is vital to your business, and writing one is easier than you think it is! This session will walk you through the process of developing a business plan - a strategic roadmap towards your entrepreneurial goals. From concept and framework, to SWOT analysis and market research, it’s time to plan for your success.

May 27 — Understanding Cash Flow (6-8pm)

Facilitator: Corrine McGirr

Cash is Queen! Having a clear multi-year cash flow projection can help you and your business manage seasonality, slow times, and the busy times. It can help you prepare for big capital or inventory purchases, or to better manage inflow of revenues. Join us to learn the basics of cash flow and how to manage it effectively.

June 3 — Pitch with Confidence (6-8pm)

Facilitator: Wendy Plandowski

Wow your funders, customers and followers with a POWERFUL Pitch. Every entrepreneur launching a new business, needs to have their “pitch” down pat. What to say and how to say it, how to position your unique offer, how to communicate your story, from start to scratch. This workshop will review the steps, delivery methods and provide you with the tools necessary to succeed and “pitch with confidence”.

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