Mentor Series

Learn from experts in the field so that you can set yourself up for success without having to do it the hard way.

Series 1 - Craft Shows and Retail Markets

Running a business can be tough, especially if you’re just starting out. Instead of trying to figure it out as you go, why not learn from small business owners that have been doing it successfully for years?

That’s what the MENTOR SERIES is all about: Interviewing the best entrepreneurs about how they’ve made it, what they wish they would’ve done better, and their tips for success.

MENTOR SERIES is like having a private round table with the top entrepreneurs in your field. Each interview covers how they started, what they’ve learned, what they want YOU to learn, and how they’d do it all over again, if they could.

What do we cover in each interview?

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WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU WOULD DO BETTER?

Learn from the Mentor’s mistakes, what they’d do differently, and get their tips for maximizing success at each show.

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WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR A BETTER DISPLAY?

Learn how each of our Mentor’s displays evolved over time, and their tips for making better displays, improving merchandising, and more.

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HOW DO YOU FIND SHOWS?

What are the best ways to find shows? How can you tell whether it’s a “good” show or not? What are red flags to look out for?

Plus hear from a member of the jury of one of the East Coast’s longest running indie shows about her advice for how to kill it at your next show.

Featured Mentors

Meghan Barbato

Member, Richmond Craft Mafia and Co-Owner, Phil Barbato

category: juried show judge

Megan Brame

former owner, MSC Skin Care + Home

category: skincare/candles

Laura Fisk

Owner, Fisk and Fern

category: textiles/screenprinting

Jen Gubicza

owner, Zooguu

category: plush/art

Sara Hull

co-owner, Rocks and Salt Design

category: clothing

Jenny Topolski

Owner, j. topolski

category: jewelry

Get Immediate Access to All 6 Interviews for $49

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