Support creatives in developing and growing their businesses
How you ask? It’s easy! For as little as $25 you will be assisting our creative attendees learn, grow and succeed in the art of business AND you get international brand promotion and exposure!
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SEPTEMBER 3 + 4 2013
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Is a new experience born from a desire to develop a high quality, creative business event hosted in Australia for creatives around the world!
Focusing on a target audience of crafters, designers, crafters, artists and makers, the conference will aim to provide skills through workshops and keynote speakers to develop and maintain sustainable business in the creative/handmade paradigm, whilst educating attendees on proven business methodologies.
The importance and awareness of ethical consumerism and sustainable practice within the Australian and international community is continually growing. More products are being sourced for their environmental, economic and socially sound qualities than ever before. The development of this social culture has propelled the crafty, handmade, ethical community into a new dimension; from predominantly online small business to becoming an emerging future industry in sustainability.
It is time to for creatives and their respective projects to be viewed seriously in the business world, making an event such as the Artful Business Conference not only relevant, but essential.
The Artful Business Conference is where creative enthusiasm meets business sense and is the event crafters and creatives have been waiting for.
Developed by Studio Exsto, this event is the missing link between the crafting and business climates.
The Artful Business Conference is a summit for creatives in business. An event focusing on creatives such as crafters, artists, designers and makers who want to grow their business, extend their reach and increase their profits without losing site of their true passion.
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|Meet Jessika Hepburn from oh my! handmade goodness.Jessika is travelling all the way from Canada to educating and enlightening attendees about the importance of, and how to, build and engage your online community (aka your tribe) to aid the development of your business, and about the power and unstoppable force behind online communities.||Meet Simon Walker from The Leeap Project (amongst many other things).Simon will be teaching attendees about different types and the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of motivation in business. He will also be discussing the perception of failure and how both motivation and failures can be used to drive your business forward – not backwards.|
|Meet Cintia Gonzalez from My Poppet. A renowned craft blogger who in 2013 will be educating attendees on defining success, redefining success, and working out why we do what we do and how that affects our creativity and business. Cintia will also be discussing practical advice for running a successful craft or design market stall and how the face-to-face market experience can improve and grow your business.||Meet Karen Gunton of build a little biz. Karen will be helping attendees understand ways to get “un-stuck”, find their spark, and transform a good product/business into something superb! She helps you find your purpose, your passion and how to authentically market your thing and connect with your people. Karen will be workshopping DIY visual marketing tips that everyone can apply to connect with your customers.|
|Meet Shayne Tilley, professional problem solver and digital marketing genius. Shayne will be educating attendees about the execution of the authentic online marketing.||Meet Monica McCarthy from SHOW & TELL Stories.Monica is travelling all the way from New York to teach and inspire attendees in the art of using the power of video to show, tell and sell yourself, your products and your business.|
|Meet Jacqui Pryor from Mark My Words Trademark Services.Jacqui will be informing and providing insight to the attendees about how and why they need to protect their brand and creative ideas.||Meet Nicole Fende aka The Numbers Whisperer.Nicole will be educating, entertaining and energising attendees on finance and money in small business. Nicole takes this often troublesome topic and makes it FUN!|
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1. To educate creatives in the art of business.
2. To engage and encourage creatives in designing, developing and driving their business.
3. To build a supportive network/community of creative business owners.
4. To motivate creatives to get serious about their art.
5. To teach. To learn. To inspire.
The Artful Business Conference is more than a 2-day creative conference, it is about creating a community of creative business owners, creative entrepreneurs and small business owners who like to think and work creatively when it comes to their business.
Our world-class speakers provide attendees with powerful insight into how to improve, grow and enjoy your creative business. We cover topics such as marketing, blogging for business, pricing, creativity in business, launching products, building and growing communities, email marketing, visual branding, market success, motivation, money, fear and so much more – but we do it all without the jargon and with a focus on creative business development.
Let’s turn running a business into an artwork!
Sponsor and Advertise
If your values align with ours and if you want to get your brand in front of some of Australia’s most creative and inspiring entrepreneurs, then let’s talk about ways we can work together.
Sponsorship includes event tickets, advertising, expo table and other promotional goodies.
You can view our sponsorship and advertising information which gives you all of the details and options available for the upcoming event. There are advertising opportunities also available outside of the sponsorship avenues.
We also seek in-kind sponsorship in many areas including event decorating, printing and signage, travel, accommodation, advertising, catering, etc. Please review our media kit for information or contact us directly.
The Numbers Whisperer talking about money!
Presenting virtually at the 2013 conference is Nicole Fende aka The Numbers Whisperer! Nicole is The Numbers Whisperer® and President of Small Business Finance Forum. As an author, speaker, accomplished air guitar player, and tamer of finance fears, Nicole enjoys helping small business owners reach multi-platinum profits. She is known for educating creative business owners on…
Entrepreneur speaking about fear and motivation
Simon Walker is a passionate Gen-Y entrepreneur, the brains behind The Leeap Project, and advisor with an extensive background in early business development, capital raising and business expansion. From successfully raising angel investment capital for his own businesses, to being featured in Forbes and Venture Beat as one of Australia’s ‘young gun’ entrepreneurs, Simon continues…
Creative director of Show & Tell Stories talking about the power of video
Monica McCarthy is a professional actress with over a decade in the acting and theatre business including Broadway, television, film, and advertising commercials experience. Monica’s boutique video production company, Show & Tell Stories Productions, creates engaging videos for entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, and business owners. Her consulting services guides her clients through the steps to confidently share…
Digital Marketing Guru
Shayne Tilley is all about marketing in the online realm, including social media, affiliate, email, content, SEO, e-commerce, advertising and PR. “The world of the web is a wonderful thing. Like any world it has shining lights that inspire us, and darker corners that we’d really not like to talk about. My passion is simply trying…
Artist, writer, change maker, entrepreneur, and editor talking about building communities
Jessika Hepburn of Oh My! Handmade has dedicated her life to the transformational power of community. She believes two hands can make the world more beautiful, four hands can start a revolution of goodness, and a hundred hands can be unstoppable force. Through her work as editor and leader of the Oh My! Handmade community…
Small business + brand development mentor talking about branding and spark
Karen Gunton from build a little biz is a blogger, teacher, and creative designer. Her passions are helping women in business get unstuck and brainstorming awesome ideas for little businesses. She is the author of the new guide “find your spark” which helps business owners hone in on their passion and purpose, and then share…
Blogger, crafter, writer, online retailer talking about success and markets.
Cintia Gonzalez is a blogger, crafter, mother and adventure seeker; not always in that order, but usually juggling it all at once. She is a whiz in her sewing room whipping up colourful crafty creations and has inspired many over the years with her colourful craft blog mypoppet.com.au. Cintia is classed as one of the…
Trademark and IP specialist talking about protecting your ideas
Jacqui brings more than 13 years of experience in the area of intellectual property to the 2013 Artful Business Conference. She started Mark My Words Trademark Services in 2011 primarily to assist small businesses and sole traders with intellectual property issues (with a focus on Trademarks and Copyright). With a topic that’s often daunting, confusing…