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2021 Craft Business Summit

Craft Business Summit

If you own a creative business, this Craft Business Summit is for you!

  • Learn from experts in the creative industry and learn how to making a profit faster.
  • Win door prizes you actually love (& that help your business)!
  • Network with others sharing your same dream (not everyone understands our creative brain and drive for success).
  • Have access to the trainings to watch again later.

This Craft Business Summit is a mini-online conference just for creatives like you! Grab your seat today and start watching the bonuses videos and connect with other craft business owners.

 2021 Summit Agenda

All live sessions listed below will be held virtually in the private Facebook Group. Re-watch any of the sessions whenever you want plus, view training sessions added all of June (access emailed with ticket purchase).


June 27, 2021 – Live Virtual Events

Day ONE of the live virtual sessions will be held in CST. All sessions are recorded and attendees will have access to re-watch them along with bonus trainings in the private Facebook group. An email with details will be sent when you purchase your ticket.

  • 1pm The Possibilities of Procreate, with Christie Daugherty (Create With Christie) Christie’s passion is connecting women through creativity & faith. She’s published three hand lettering & doodling workbooks. Being in the crafting industry for over 15 years has allowed her to share her knowledge through social media, classes and her membership groups. Christie lives in East Texas where there is a Mexican restaurant and church on every corner.
  • 2pm – What’s Working on Pinterest NOW, with Melissa Megginson (Tailwind App) It’s no secret Pinterest marketing has changed. Finding what works can feel like chasing a moving target. What we need more than anything else right now is data – and oh, do we have data! Our Tailwind data wizards analyzed over 20 million Pins in February and March of 2021 to see what content works best and how you can grow on Pinterest today.
  • 3pm Every Maker Needs This Financial Foundation, with Janet LeBlanc (Paper and Spark) Janet’s goal on this session is to help creative entrepreneurs get legit and have a strong financial foundation. Leave this session more confident and less confused about the financial side of running a creative business. Janet is passionate about empowering makers and helping creatives bring their entrepreneurial dreams to life with clarity.
  • 4pm Posting with a Purpose – Social Media Tips for Creatives, with Chelly Ontis (We Can Make That!) I’ll share some real life tips to help you manage your social media, so it stops managing you and sucking out all your time. This method can 6x your website, 100X your Facebook engagement and leave you feeling organized each day.
  • 7pm – Wine Social Hour – Win Door prizes (must be present to win)
    • Hosted by Chelly Ontis …with a special guest Tisa Jackson, This is Tisa. We’ll hear about her creative business (+ her adorable pens) and her journey that led her to appear in Micheals. Come for the connections but stay for her fabulous tips on making Reels work for your creative business.


June 28, 2021 – Live Virtual Events

Day TWO of the live virtual sessions will be held CST. All sessions are recorded and attendees will have access to re-watch them along with bonus trainings in the private Facebook group. An email with details will be sent when you purchase your Craft Business Summit ticket.


  • 1pm Do You Need a Website and/or Etsy Shop? with Sarina Correa (Social Divas)  You probably already know the advantages of websites and Etsy shops, join Sarina for this high-energy chat about the order to start a Etsy shop and website and why you need them. Or if both are even an option for your business.
  • 2pm Sell More of Your Creative Items! (Panel of Experts Selling our items are more than simply having craft booths. {2020 has painfully taught us not to put our eggs in one basket.} Join us for this live panel of makers who sell successfully in other ways, and learn how you too can expand your business too.
    • Online Vendor Shows, Melissa Dickey
    • Comment Sold, Naomi Bodnar
    • Selling Wholesale, Lucy Farmer
  • 3pm –  The 4 Step Framework for A Profitable Etsy Shop, with Nancy Badillo (NancyBadillo.com) Learn The 4 Step Framework For A Profitable Etsy Shop that will help you become an AUTHORITY in your niche, gain brand awareness, and scale your Etsy business to the next level. If you have a Etsy shop or are thinking of one, this session is for YOU!
  • 4pmClosing: Branding & Marketing for Creatives, with Chelly Ontis, (Win Door Prizes)  Once you start your creative business you feel lost in a sea of others doing what YOU do. That’s so not true! Join us for a real life example of how to use branding to stand out in your saturated market. (Stay to the end for a amazing offer!) Plus, you’ll know what you need to create a clear brand for you craft business.

Bonus Trainings Available Now – Register today!

Attendees will have access to re-watch both days of Live sessions (listed above) in the private Facebook group. As a bonus for attendees, these 6 trainings are available and to watch in the private group. Grab your ticket today!

  1. Your Creative Business on YouTube, by Lori Jacobs, Hard Working Mom
  2. Online Craft Booth Success, by Melissa Dickey, Sparrows Grace
  3. Pinterest 101, by Kaycee & Amy from the Our Creative Hustle Podcast
  4. Email Marketing for Creatives, By Bethany Archer at Board & Batten Design
  5. Quickbooks® for Creatives! by Creative Balance
  6. Design SVGs Like a Pro, by My Designs in Chaos

Craft Business Speakers

Get to know the speakers and presenters. Check back as we will be adding more as we get the details all buttoned up!

Chelly Ontis

We Can Make That

SVG Designer + Marketing & Branding Guru

I’ll be your host for this summit. My mission here is solely to provide you with some key foundations that a creative business is built on. The topics are all things that I wish I knew when I started or inspiring stories to help you believe in you and your dream. I have been an freelance graphic designer since 1997 and love to share simple marketing tips. This passion also led me to self-publish my Marketing Planner for Entrepreneurs.

Tisa Jackson

This is Tisa

DIY Content Creator | Stationery Designer

Tisa is the creative brain behind This Is Tisa & Confetti University. Selling colorful stationery + gift items and sharing all things crafting. Creating everyday things to make you smile…everyone could use a little HAPPY. As seen in Michaels, Design & Paper, Feedpost, Pioneer Woman Blog, and Colorado Parent Magazine.

Sarina Correa

Sarina Correa

Social Divas

Creative Business Coach

A Creative Entrepreneur and Business Mentor, Sarina has built and sold five creative businesses and two brands over the past 22 years and has been in the financial planning industry for over 20 years. Currently her passion is truly mentoring other creatives business owners, teaching them how to take their passion and turn it into profit! She has had the pleasure of working one on one with some of the most influential creatives in the industry. She knows what it takes to build, launch and scale a product and service based business and how to monetize your social following no matter how big or small.

Christie Daugherty

Christie Daugherty

Create With Christie

Procreate Expert

The Possibilities of Procreate: Christie’s passion is connecting women through creativity & faith. She’s published three hand lettering & doodling workbooks. Being in the crafting industry for over 15 years has allowed her to share her knowledge through social media, classes and her membership groups. Christie lives in east Texas where there is a Mexican restaurant and church on every corner.

Craft Business Summit Tailwind

Melissa Megginson

Tailwind App

Sponsorships & Community Manager

Melissa Megginson is the Sponsorships & Community Manager and resident Cat Lady at Tailwind, the leading visual marketing tool for brands. As community manager at Tailwind, it is her job to make Tailwind’s members look GOOD and find success in their marketing efforts. In her eight years at Tailwind, Melissa has won an ADDY award, worked with major brands like Adobe and JCPenney, and recently graduated with an MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

Nancy Badillo, summit speaker

Nancy Badillo

NancyBadillo.com

Solopreneur Consultant

Let me share my Etsy story… In 2014, I got engaged to my amazing husband, and it was my first time hearing about Etsy. I remember typing in the search feed, DIY wedding invite, and tons of beautiful invites showed up. I started browsing the different shops and noticed that many of these shops were selling art printables and DIY invites, signs, and matching items. I decided to do a case study for my blog by starting my own Etsy shop. My first Etsy Stop was dedicated to selling quotes and I made $102 without having any experience making handmade items and not even having a creative eye.

I changed my niche and started making wedding & event art printables. It was a massive game-changer for me. I also started selling personalized items, which increased my earnings drastically by charging extra for personalized items, and that helps me make a bit over $21K my first year on Etsy. The next year I went on to triple my income while still having a full-time job, a newborn, and my husband dealing with health issues. (He is doing much better now!)

Isn’t that incredible? Imagine if you made an extra $20k in the next year or even just $10k different while you sleep, with little up-front cost, no shipping fees, and low overhead expenses. How would that change your life? Join me in my Esty session on Monday and hear how Etsy can change your life.

Janet LeBlanc

Paper + Spark

Certified Public Accountant, Serial-entrepreneur & Maker

Janet LeBlanc is a Certified Public Accountant, serial-entrepreneur, maker and mama located in Greenville, SC. She started selling jewelry on Etsy in 2011, seeking a creative outlet from a soul-sucking cubical job. Her own entrepreneurial journey has connected her with hundreds of other creatives struggling to get their shops off the ground. As an accountant, she started sharing her knowledge about small biz taxes and finances with other shop owners, and thus Paper + Spark was born in 2014. Through Paper + Spark, Janet offers educational content, tools, and spreadsheet templates for makers. Her goal is to help creative entrepreneurs become more confident and less confused about the financial side of running their business. Janet is passionate about empowering makers and helping creatives bring their entrepreneurial dreams to life with clarity.

Panel of Creative Experts

“Where or how can I sell?” is such a common question. Or “where can I sell more?”… This panel of experts will cover: Virtual vendor shows, wholesale, Comment Sold (on Facebook). These are a great place to start a craft business, and are also ideas to take your business to the next level and earn more money. Be sure to join us for this panel discussion!

Naomi Bodnar

Naomi Bodnar

Dixie Bliss Wholesale

Comment Sold Expert

Naomi Bodnar is a born and raised entrepreneur and CEO of Dixie Bliss, a B-to-B USA-made specialty earring brand, now sold in fashion boutiques across all 50 states and Canada. Naomi believes her phenomenal success with Dixie Bliss has been achieved by her constant pursuit to help other business owners achieve greater success. Naomi lives in the deep south with her husband and thirteen year old son, near her childhood home. She plans to share her success with Comment Sold and how you can add it your creative business.

Melissa Dickey

Sparrows Grace

Monthly Virtual Vendor Show

Melissa is a Christian, a leader by nature, and she LOVES marketing and being an entrepreneur. She uses these super powers to host Sparrows Grace –  a monthly online show for Christian owned handmade and boutique businesses. When she’s not helping crafters gain more traffic and improve their business. Recently she became an empty-nester and is kinda loving it! She’s been married to her best friend for 22 years and blessed beyond measure as a daughter of the King. She is super excited to share tips on how to help you stand out as a vendor in an online show.

Lucy Farmer

Lucy's Inspired

Wholesale Tips

Lucy began her career in retail as a buyer for a department store called Parisian. She’s been on both sides of the retail world, as she’s also owned a storefront selling art supplies. Having a bit of a creative side, Lucy designed a line of jewelry that she took to market and sold to stores all over the nation creating a 6-figure business within a year. She still sells a line today called Inspire to Give where we give back to non-profits that I care deeply about. You might have seen her featured on HGTV, Southern Living, and Good Grit Magazine. All this to say… She’s been around the sales and advertising block and is excited to share her knowledge with YOU about wholesale and how it help move your business.

Thanks to Our 2021 Craft Business Summit Sponsors

These sponsors know creative businesses and how to help you succeed! I encourage you to click the logos of each one to learn more about them. I personally use, listen or know first hand how amazing each one is!

IkonArt Stencil Kit

** Use code: WCMT15off for 15% off **

Craft Business Summit
Planner for Craft Businesses
Creative market
MailerLite for creatives
Tailwind for Pinterest
Quickbooks for Creatives
rakuten

Ticket Sales

Tickets for attendees wanting to scale or start a craft business are $24 each. Ticket sales end July 1st.


  • Access to the private Facebook group to participate in the event in real time.
  • Access to the replays and recordings (link to joined emailed after purchase, please check your spam)
  • Access to offers, discounts and prizes. See details in the Facebook group for attendees.