AS A CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNER, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the steps required to be successful. How do you obtain wholesale partnerships? Where can you buy your supplies in bulk? How can you better your craft? How can I run this one-person show all by myself? What systems can I put in place to be more efficient and productive? Is there a way to outsource the parts of my work that make my head explode?
At Dear Handmade Life, we work every single day to give you the opportunities and resources to empower you not only to make it through the day (as Craftcation presenter Lela Barker would say) “without tears or tequila”, but to help you and your business flourish.
We have partnered with our friends at AFCI (Association for Creative Industries) to offer you an epic giveaway! This giveaway is meant to inspire and motivate you as well as give you the tools to help you take your creative business to the next level.
Craftcation: Business & Makers Conference, is our annual four-day conference held in the artsy seaside town of Ventura in Southern California. Our nationally-known conference features industry experts leading attendees in small business smarts and creative craft workshops as well as social gatherings to connect and foster community through activities and inspiration. You’ll find that you not only will you make new friends, but you’ll reconnect with yourself too.
Nicole has been a member of AFCI (formerly CHA – Craft & Hobby Association) for a number of years and her membership has benefited several her businesses. AFCI’s annual convention, Creativation, is always an awesome place to see what’s next in the craft world and keep up with trends as well as connect in-person with fellow creatives. They also have a lot of workshops and tons of wholesale suppliers all in one place! Building your network and skills is essential to running a sustainable business (that’s why we started Craftcation!) and along with Craftcation, AFCI is great way to do just that.
WHAT DO YOU WIN?
HOW DO YOU ENTER?
Listen, you’re slammed. We get it. So we’ve made this as easy as possible. Just click over to **THIS POST** on our Instagram and tag your friend in the comments. That’s it! You’re done!
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
You’re welcome to tag multiple friends, but please – ONE TAG PER COMMENT. Must be a creative industry business to enter. Enter anytime between Tuesday, September 18, 2018 and Midnight PT on September 25, 2018. Winners will be announced by October 2, 2018 via Instagram direct message. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize and provide your email address or we will select a new set of winners.
Join us at Craftcation 2019 – April 3 – 7, 2019
Alumni Registration Opens: September 17, 2018
Early Bird Registration Opens: October 5, 2018
WE BELIEVE THAT PURPOSE AND PASSION ARE POSSIBLE – TOGETHER.
WE BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF MAKING,
WHETHER YOU’RE A LIFELONG CRAFTER
OR SEARCHING TO FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST.
WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON CULTIVATING A DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE &
ACCEPTING COMMUNITY THAT WORKS TOGETHER
& SUPPORTS EACH OTHER
LONG AFTER THE CONFERENCE ENDS.
WE BELIEVE THE MAGIC IS FOUND OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
We may not know you yet, but we do know that we’re STRONGER TOGETHER
and we can’t wait to welcome you into our community.