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Craft Entrepreneurship Program (5-part series)

SBTDC hosted by MSU-WP

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

Craft Entrepreneurship Program (5-part series)

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Craft Entrepreneurship


Learn How to Create an Online Shop for your Craft Products!

Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items.

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, SBTDC is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Using Etsy as a learning lab, teachers share best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography, to help them earn supplemental income through their craft business. To minimize startup costs, students will be given the opportunity to list 20 items for sale for free on

Instructor:  Lisa Schiffleger, Certified Etsy Trainer & Professional Quiltmaker

Course Outline:

  • Lesson I: Becoming an Entrepreneur (Saturday, September 30, 2017)
  • Lesson II: Building a Craft Brand & Get Found (Saturday, October 07, 2017)
  • Lesson III: Business Logistics (Saturday, October 14, 2017)
  • Lesson IV: Photography Day (Saturday, October 21, 2017)
  • Lesson V: Strategies for Growth (Saturday, October 28, 2017)


 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have at least one handmade craft item ready to sell, and an idea for a related line of products.
  • Commit to attending 5 Saturday morning classes (about 12 hours total)
  • Have never made any sales on (those who already have an Etsy store can audit the class)
  • Have a credit card and checking account (necessary for sales transactions)
  • Have regular access to a computer with an Internet connection


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The Craft Entrepreneurship program by Etsy will teach participants skills that are applicable for selling online. Although it is designed to assist crafters with creating a successful Etsy store, information will be of value whether you sell on Etsy, Ebay, Facebook, Amazon, your personal website or any other e-commerce platform. Anyone new to selling a product online will find value in the training curriculum.

Please Note: Registration does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the Craft Entrepreneurship program. Applicants will be reviewed and selected based on Etsy's eligibility requirements and space limitations.

Have questions about Craft Entrepreneurship Program (5-part series)? Contact SBTDC hosted by MSU-WP

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Missouri State University - West Plains Campus
Lybyer Technology Center, T-204
605 W Main St, West Plains, MO 65775
West Plains, MO 65775

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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SBTDC hosted by MSU-WP

The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains is a technical assistance provider serving small businesses. Whether you are currently in business or thinking about starting a business, the SBTDC can assist in your venture!


Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Minority/ Female/ Veterans/ Disability/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity Employer and Institution. To become a student, call 417-255-7955. To support the university, call 417-255-7240. 


Click here to view SBTDC/PTAC events hosted by the Howell County MU Extension office (our partner institution under the MU Extension Business Development Program).

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The SBTDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two week in advance. Contact Bronwen Madden, SBTDC-WP Coordinator, at 110 Saint Louis Street, Mezzanine Level (West Entrance), West Plains, MO 65775 and (417) 255-7966 to make the arrangements. Refund Policy: Refunds will be made if a written cancellation is received two weeks prior to the event date. A $20 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after that date. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Minority/ Female/ Veterans/ Disability/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity Employer and Institution. To become a student, call 417-255-7955. To support the campus, call 417-255-7240.

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