The Nuts & Bolts of Running Your Business
The Nuts & Bolts of Running Your Business is an ongoing series of professional development programs, both virtual and in-person, that offer insights, guidance, and professional practices through presentations, workshops, mentorships, and portfolio reviews. Each program is open to all levels of makers — from students to seasoned professionals in the field and have been designed to give you the information and tools you need to help develop/advance your career and grow your business.
Shop Talk with Abby Mechanic
A guide to building + maintaining a shop facility
Winter 2024 / 6 Sessions / February 7‑March 13 / 7 – 8:30pm
Business Strategies & Management
Spring 2024 / 6 Sessions / April 10-May 15 / 7 – 8:30pm
Whether you’re just starting out or an established small business owner, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of responsibilities involved with managing the logistics of running the business side of your practice vs. actually making your art. Learn how to best manage your time and set boundaries when navigating the competing demands of running your business.
Does pricing your work feel like a challenging task or even a guessing game? What information do you actually need to include when calculating the cost of a piece? We will discuss a range of approaches, and by the end of this session, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to price your work effectively and maximize your earnings.
The Furniture Society would like to thank the Schooner Foundation and The Bresler Foundation for supporting this initiative. Without their support, the Nuts & Bolts professional development programming and scholarships would not be possible!