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Webinars

Each month we conduct a webinar taught by an industry expert on a topic relevant to craft business owners. Our webinars are interactive with a chat function so that members can ask the presenter questions in real time. Each session is an hour in long and is recorded for members to review anytime here in our webinar library.

Prepare  for a Successful Craft Fair

Prepare for a Successful Craft Fair

Craft fairs can be a huge undertaking, but offer opportunities to meet customers face to face, and hear what stands out about your products. In her webinar, Kristen Rask, president of Urban Craft Uprising, shares what it takes to be successful at a craft fair.

Declutter Your Financial Closet with Veronica Wasek

Declutter Your Financial Closet with Veronica Wasek

What's behind the door of your financial closet? When it comes to your business financials, are you confused, afraid, or embarrassed? Do you just want to run in a corner and hide? No more! Make 2020 the year you gain confidence and control over your business’s...

Working With Brands

Working With Brands

Collaborating with your favorite brands can be a win-win. You get to work with products you love and the brand gets authentic access to your audience. But how do you get started? In this webinar, you’ll hear from three influencers who’ve built brand collaborations into their craft businesses.

How to Monetize Your Blog with Mediavine

How to Monetize Your Blog with Mediavine

In this webinar Heather Tullos from Mediavine will explain how to know when you’re ready to run ads on your blog, how to optimize your ad program, and more.

Finish What You Start: Project Planning for Creative Entrepreneurs

Finish What You Start: Project Planning for Creative Entrepreneurs

Join us for our next expert webinar with productivity expert Charlie Gilkey and quilt pattern designer Sam Hunter.Project planning is a necessary component to running a successful business, yet it’s one that many of us struggle with. Everything takes far longer than...

All About Amazon Handmade

All About Amazon Handmade

In this webinar we’ll you’ll learn the basics of selling your products on Amazon Handmade. Find out what it takes to make this ecommerce marketplace work for you including FBA, pricing, and SEO.

Legal Question & Answer With Kiffanie Stahle

Legal Question & Answer With Kiffanie Stahle

Kiffanie Stahle is the legal eagle behind the artist’s J.D. She’s also a photographer, fellow creative business owner, and lawyer living in California. Kiff firmly believes that there can be ease in the legalese of running a creative business. And she is on a mission to provide creative business owners with the legal tools and resources they need to achieve their big goals.

Legal Question & Answer With Kiffanie Stahle

Legal Question & Answer With Kiffanie Stahle

Now is your chance to ask a lawyer all those legal questions that come up in your business! Kiffanie Stahle is the friendly legal eagle behind the artist’s J.D. She’s also a photographer, fellow creative business owner, and lawyer living in beautiful Northern California.

Smart Financial Planning for Craft Entrepreneurs

Smart Financial Planning for Craft Entrepreneurs

Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP® and Founder of Workable Wealth is a financial planner and accountability coach who helps clients across the country make smart, educated choices with their money. She focuses on working with entrepreneurs personal and business financial planning.

Goldfish Bowl #2: A Live Coaching Event

Goldfish Bowl #2: A Live Coaching Event

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...

Make Videos that Capture Attention

Make Videos that Capture Attention

Social media strategist and video creator Jennifer Priest will lead you through workflows and methods for creating video content on a budget and in very little time. We’ll discuss live video, social media video, and other ways to create and share video content in the context of your business.

Vickie Howell on Crowdfunding

Vickie Howell on Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding projects are *the* wave of the creative financing future. Tune in for a webinar with Vickie Howell to learn from her success!

Legal Q&A With Nakia D. Hansen

Legal Q&A With Nakia D. Hansen

Now is your chance to ask a lawyer all those legal questions that come up in your business! Nakia D. Hansen is a New York State-licensed attorney and digital strategist who currently serves as Of Counsel at Odegard Law, a boutique law firm in New York City.

Making the Most of MailChimp

Making the Most of MailChimp

A MailChimp beta tester since 2009, Maeri Howard is here to help you get excited about using Mailchimp to Market your business smarter!

Goldfish Bowl #1: A Live Coaching Event

Goldfish Bowl #1: A Live Coaching Event

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...

Creating and Nurturing a Facebook Group for Your Business with Ebony Love

Creating and Nurturing a Facebook Group for Your Business with Ebony Love

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.

How to Plan and Conduct Your Best Workshop Ever!

How to Plan and Conduct Your Best Workshop Ever!

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.

Take a Peek into Retail Life with Three Brick-and-Mortar Craft Shop Owners

Take a Peek into Retail Life with Three Brick-and-Mortar Craft Shop Owners

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.

How to Negotiate (Even If You Hate Conflict) With Katie Lane

How to Negotiate (Even If You Hate Conflict) With Katie Lane

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.

Overcoming Customer Service Challenges in Your Business

Overcoming Customer Service Challenges in Your Business

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.

Producing Your Own Online Video Class

Producing Your Own Online Video Class

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.

Facebook Ads the Right Way

Facebook Ads the Right Way

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.

Wholesale for Craft Businesses

Wholesale for Craft Businesses

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!

Search Engine Optimization for Crafters

Search Engine Optimization for Crafters

Kim Herrington teaches online entrepreneurs how to leave an indelible mark on the world and change their lives by creating opportunity & financial success.

Effective Online Teaching

Effective Online Teaching

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.

Pinterest for Craft Businesses

Pinterest for Craft Businesses

Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media teaches actionable, simple steps that help business owners move forward successfully with a Pinterest presence.

Create a Compelling Newsletter

Create a Compelling Newsletter

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!

Craft a Consistent Online Presence

Craft a Consistent Online Presence

Your business started as a reflection of your carefully considered aesthetic. This webinar offers tips for translating that vision to online marketing tools.

Make Your Marketing Plan

Make Your Marketing Plan

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.

Bookkeeping Basics

Bookkeeping Basics

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.

Google Analytics for Craft Businesses

Google Analytics for Craft Businesses

In this webinar, expert Samantha Barnes will explain how craft business owners can use Google Analytics, a powerful information tool, in a practical way.

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