BUILD A BUSINESS ON YOUR OWN TERMS
How can Etsy help you reach a global marketplace of customers? Customers who value design, hand crafted wares and unique products?
Join Etsy and Entrepreneurship Manitoba for a panel discussion and workshop around building a business on your own terms on September 15, from 6-8pm. From re-defining success to managing business growth in unconventional ways, this talk will challenge the way you think about building your small business. This event is tailored for attendees who want:
-Key strategies to grow their creative business
-Educational tools and resources for small business owners in Winnipeg
-The opportunity to workshop their online shop with Etsy admin
Hear from a panel of local makers and entrepreneurs including Danika Bock (shop owner at Tiny Feast), Lindsay Dandeneau (Business Consultant for Entrepreneurship Manitoba), Milena Placentile (owner of Just the Goods), Nick Danzinger (owner of Polar Grinders). You’ll leave this event with key strategies to run a creative business and have the opportunity to speak 1 on 1 with panel guests, Etsy admin and successful sellers about branding, the ins and outs of running an online shop, getting ready for wholesale, and more.
Register for this event here and you will also be entered to win $500 in cash to put towards your creative business!
Lindsay Dandeneau is a Business Consultant for Entrepreneurship Manitoba. She has over 10 years experience counseling entrepreneurs start and expand businesses. In addition, Lindsay assisted in the management of a familyowned business. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a diploma in Business Administration and a certificate in Economic Development.
Danika Bock graduated from Red River College's Graphic Design program in 2011. Together with her husband Drex, she owns Tiny Feast, a stationary and homewares store located in Winnipeg's Exchange District. The shop opened in October of 2013, and carries a curated selection of products with an emphasis on quality, functionality and timeless design.
Erin Klassen manages Etsy's Community Programs and Partnerships in Canada. She is the dreamer and ambassador behind programs like Etsy: Made in Canada, a national grassroots initiative celebrating crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across the country. She supports community leaders through Etsy Teams, a peer-to-peer network of sellers who provide one another with business support, educational resources, and camaraderie.
Nick Danzinger has been a Winnipeger all his life and got into the world of entrepreneurship in 2013. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Manitoba he decided to pursue his own business full time, reaching six figures in revenue for 2015. As of 2016 he has shipped over 5000 orders to 30 different countries. he is now working on a number of new items and enjoys the challenges of designing new products within a limited budget.
Milena Lye, founder of Just the Goods, has taken 15 years experience working in non-profit/educational contexts and applied it to her current practice as a handmaker of plant and mineral-based skin and body care products. Just the Goods is focused on self-care rather than the narrow framework of "beauty," and prioritizes safe ingredients, transparent labeling, and accessible pricing. Just the Goods is a member of the Safe Cosmetics Business Network organized by Breast Cancer Fund and official partner of Humane Society International.
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