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Continuing Education

Artists in Business

Artisans Center of Virginia
Business Planning for Busy Artists

This immersion workshop is designed for artists who are serious about creating a defined plan for a unique business! A business plan can be simple or complex, depending on what you want to accomplish.  Its purpose is to map your intention and guide the growth of your business.  It illustrates the prospective success of your business to outside entities such as lenders, investors, and patrons. Artist, business-owner and Artisans Center of Virginia Executive Director, Sherri Smith, will help you frame the goals, scope and functional areas of your business while focusing on the key elements of a “modern” business plan. Upon enrollment, you will be provided a Q & A guideline to initiate your thoughts and help you come prepared. Leave with a jump-start draft plan you can refine on your own. Within three months of the workshop, Sherri will provide you with a free review! 

Meets: One Friday, Apr 17, 9 am – 3 pm, BRCC Plecker Center, Room P101
(Box lunch provided; please specify if vegetarian or vegan; bring a flashdrive).
Instructor: Sherri Smith
Fee: $95 (#65410)

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