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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Calling All Crafters, Designers and Handmade Artisans

Win 2 Free Passes + Hotel Stay for you and a girlfriend at The Creative Connection Event!

It's a conference for Crafters, Designers, Artists and Creatives of all types who want to turn their hobby into a business or improve how they are currently marketing their handmade company. Perfect for Etsy artists to expand their online marketing presence, new designers just starting out or for people who want to learn more about being a creative business person in general before making the leap.

I'll be there! Will you?

The Creative Connection Event
September 15th - 17th, 2011
St Paul, Minnesota

- Sessions include the following topics:
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Launching a Creative Business
  • Your Social Media Solar System
  • Building Community Around Craft
  • Using Content and Community to Grow Your Reach
  • Using Technology to Grow Your Reach: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Introduction to Monetization Models for Creative Bloggers: Craft + Money: The Next Steps
  • The Intersection of Craft, Passion and Sustainability
  • Licensing and Copyright Design: What does it really mean and how do you do it?
  • Self Publishing
  • Working with a Sponsor: What does it mean and how do you find one?
  • Agents, Publicists and Brand Consultants: Who are they and what can they do for you?
  • How to Turn Your Passion for Food into a Business
And there are many, many more. Check out the Full Schedule by CLICKING HERE


To enter you must do the following:
  1. Leave a comment on THE CREATIVE CONNECTION BLOG that includes the following information: Why you want to attend BlogHer Handmade and The Creative Connection Event and who you would pick to take with you and why.
Additional entries:
  • Tweet the following “Win a full pass and hotel for you and a friend to BlogHer Handmade & The Creative Connection Event!” http://ht.ly/5Ped4 #tccevent11.
  • Blog about this giveaway and tell your readers why you would love to attend BlogHer Handmade and The Creative Connection Event- 5 additional entries-leave the link on each comment
  • Have THE CREATIVE CONNECTION EVENT button or link on the sidebar of your blog (2 Entries–leave a link to your page on each comment). Pick one up on the sidebar of THIS PAGE
  • “Like” us on Facebook-1 Entry (if you previously shared a post on FB, this is your entry. We must follow their rules of promotion-Thank you)
*Remember, you can enter up to 10 time but you MUST POST SEPARATELY in THE CREATIVE CONNECTION BLOG for each additional entry.

This contest ends at 11:59 on Thursday, August 4th!

Winner announced Friday, August 5th!

Good luck and hope to see you there!

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