You're invited to attend The Goldfish Bowl! Think Shark Tank, but without the scary sharks... In this Craft Industry Alliance event three members will get free live coaching from a panel of industry experts. Participants will have the chance to pitch an idea or...
The landscape of social media is changing, and Facebook’s new focus on fostering relationships and community means that having a Business Page is no longer enough to get noticed and heard. Learn how you can use the power of Facebook Groups to create unforgettable experiences for a captive audience that will generate cash and build community for your shop or brand.
This webinar is a primer on planning a video, writing a script, shooting, and editing for your creative business by expert Joy Macdonnell.
In this webinar, we’re talking about tips for planning and conducting a great craft workshop with Carole Lyles Shaw. Carole spent over 25 years as an international corporate trainer and a “trainer of trainers” before she started teaching quilting workshops. Carole will share some lessons learned about planning for success and handling challenging situations in your workshops.
Priscilla Castro is the brand partnership manager at Planoly. In this webinar she shares techniques for using your social media to the utmost potential.
Are you ready to create beautiful images for your shop, patterns, marketing or book? It is time to have a photo shoot! Whether you do your own photography or hire a professional, this webinar is a primer on planning photography for your creative business, to take it to the next level.
Learn the power of podcasting to boost your creative business. In this webinar Kara Gott Warner will show you how to identify podcasts that align with your brand, and etiquette for pitching yourself to get on a show.
Brick-and-mortar retailers are a cornerstone of the craft industry, but the retail environment is going through drastic changes right now. In this panel discussion three brick-and-mortar craft shop owners will give us an honest picture of the challenges and opportunities they’re currently facing, and how designers and suppliers fit into the retail picture.
Katie Lane is an attorney who specializes in negotiation for artists. In this webinar you will learn to negotiate successfully, avoid caving in to high-pressure demands, and most importantly, be calm, confident, and ready for action when opportunities present themselves.
When a customer walks into a brick-and-mortar, a shop owner smiles, says hi and gently inquires if the customer needs any help. But in today’s digitally-driven world, the perfect welcome-procedure isn’t so obvious. Between checking facebook messages, replying to tweets and battling your email inbox, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by customers service demands with no time left for doing what you love… working on your product! In this webinar Stacey Trock gives you tips for communicating with customers in ways that are more positive and more efficient.
Join award-winning quilter Rebecca Bryan and Alissa Norton, a former video producer for Craftsy, for a webinar about the nuts and bolts of producing a top notch online video class.
Acquiring a sale costs money. Even if you’re pounding the pavement with “free” marketing, you’re spending your precious time that even money can’t buy back. Learn to use Facebook ads the RIGHT way once and for all. This session will be an amazing gift for your business.
Are you ready to reach a larger audience and generate a reliable source of revenue? Selling your work wholesale can grow your business in a huge way!
One of our member benefits for Craft Industry Alliance is a 25% off discount on Tailwind, the premier Pinterest scheduling tool. Here’s how to use it!
Choosing the Policy You Need to Protect Your Small Business: Chat with CIA’s Insurance Broker to Learn About Coverage Options.
Kim Herrington teaches online entrepreneurs how to leave an indelible mark on the world and change their lives by creating opportunity & financial success.
In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to design & teach an outstanding online class that your students will love and how to effectively teach online.
Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media teaches actionable, simple steps that help business owners move forward successfully with a Pinterest presence.
In this 60 minute webinar we’ll discuss the importance of having an email marketing strategy for your business. Start to finish, we are going to cover it!
Your business started as a reflection of your carefully considered aesthetic. This webinar offers tips for translating that vision to online marketing tools.
How do you reach your buyers? How do you build trust? Tara Swiger teaches marketing to creative business owners and how to craft a business life they love.
Craft Industry Alliance chats with Vanessa Vargas Wilson, Crafty Gemini YouTube star and creative entrepreneur, about innovative business diversification.
Teaching your craft professionally can be a great way to earn income and establish yourself as an expert in your field. Here’s best practices!
Whether you’re brand new to accounting or have been working your way through it for years, you’ll learn solid fundamentals in this 1-hour webinar.
In this webinar, expert Samantha Barnes will explain how craft business owners can use Google Analytics, a powerful information tool, in a practical way.
Owners of craft businesses face many challenges. Learn about the benefits of having a strategic plan and how to develop one in this webinar.
Carrie Bloomston teaches how to make sure your professional goals come from both head and heart. A vision board project is included in this webinar!
Whether you’re already broadcasting and loving it or you’ve never tried it, Bari will impart information to make your live video the best it can be.