May 18-29, 2020

Creatives, artists and makers are facing a whole new world of getting what they make out into a global economy. Slowly moving online, the traditional methods of selling are still the main source of income for many artists and makers. Helping them get online or finding new ways of collaborating and selling will be essential.

Getting information they can consume in the way they best need it, is vital. Long courses, taking classes at a business school and learning everything indepth can be impossible for a small business owner who has everything on their plate.

SPRING: MADE – The Online Small Business Summit for Makers, Artists, Designers and Creators will be an ongoing resource for small business owners, entrepreneurs, makers and artists who need access to resources they can’t get anywhere else. Experts and mentors who know what they are doing and are paving the way for a new way of doing business.

This is a PAID gig for speakers. I am not interested in a model where you work for free. We are in this together and together we will build a unique economy where people are paid for their work.

Summit attendees with be charged $49 USD for access to the space for 90 days with an option to renew.

The Maker edition of SPRING, called SPRING:MADE will start May 18, 2020 and will run Monday to Friday for as long as we have speakers and presentations.
Let’s make this big.

There are two ways you will be compensated for your work on this project and one way for you to earn additional income.

  • For every seat you sell yourself in the summit using your affiliate link, you will receive 50% of the ticket revenue back.
  • After the costs are covered for the administration, marketing and maintenance of the site, the speaker pages, the transcription services and the hosting for the videos, I will split the revenue with the speakers on a quarterly basis. So if you had a live session in the previous 90 days, you get a cut of all of the ticket sales just for showing up.

Then I have created robust speaker information pages for everyone involved. Your biography, your social links, your website, your picture, your presentations AND your products and services will be listed on the page. Yes! I want you to sell right from the page. Make it easy for people to buy from you by crafting a clear offer and direct them (with links) to your offer page.

This is a community project for small business experts and mentors to connect with their audience. To help other small business owners, like you, discover new ways to grow their business, to pivot, to build resiliency.

I want this to feel like a community rising up and supporting each other. Want to be involved? Let’s look at what is currently possible.

I promote the community. You promote the community. We build it together.

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Who can Participate as a Speaker?

We are looking for a diverse range of business owners, consultants, coaches, health practitioners and entrepreneurs who have knowledge to share and a business to promote. If you’re not sure you are a fit – just ask me. I am happy to set up a call or chat over Facebook Messenger to see where you unique brand of value is.

Business owners, artists, designers, creatives who are in the mix working on pivoting and building their business and want to share their knowledge are especially wanted in this.

What Are We Looking For?

There are three tracks for participants to find the information they need.

Makers, artists, designers and creatives are the focus. What skills, tools and knowledge sharing do they need in order to build their business in this changing landscape where in person might not be an option?

Think of how artists can diversify their income streams, adding to their business or pivoting from how they traditionally made money. They might have brick and mortar stores or businesses but now see they need to provide ways to use their services without in-person avenues. They also want to diversify their income in the event that their main way of earning income is removed or impacted by forces beyond their control. How we do help them do that?

Presentation Style

Presentations can be live or pre-recorded.
Should be no more than 45 minutes long. Visual and Audio.
If you are preferring live, we will give you an opportunity to take questions from viewers.
If you are open to being on a panel, they will be live.

  • Demonstrations

  • Workshops

  • Podcast Style Interviews

  • Webinars

  • Excerpts from one of your paid offerings

  • Small Panel Expert Sessions

Spring Forward. Build Resiliency

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