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2021 Craft Business Summit

Crafters Summit

If you own a creative business, this summit is for you!

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

This Craft Business Summit is a mini-online conference just for creatives like you! You can grab a ticket starting June 1st and watch how you will grow the following months! Summit wait list here for early bird discounts.

 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 in the summit virtual library (access emailed with ticket purchase). Plus, have access to BONUS trainings in the library. (Live events will be added to summit virtual library).

June 27, 2021 – Live Virtual Events

Day ONE of the live virtual sessions will be held in CST. All events are recorded and attendees will have access to re-watch them in the library. An email will be sent when you purchase your pass.

  • 1pm The Possibilities of Procreate, with Christie Daugherty (Create With Christie)
  • 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 QuickBooks® Basics for the Creative Business Owners, with Katie Fisher (Creative Balance)
  • 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.

June 28, 2021 – Live Virtual Events

Day TWO of the live virtual sessions will be held CST. All events are recorded and attendees will have access to re-watch them in the library. An email will be sent when you purchase your pass.

  • 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.
    • Virtual Vendor Show, Melissa Dickey
    • Comment Sold, Naomi Bodnar
    • Selling Wholesale, Lucy Farmer
  • 3pm –  TBA and it’s gonna be AMAZING!!
  • 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 too!) Plus you’ll know what you need to create a clear brand for you craft business.

Bonus Trainings in the Library

Attendees will have access to the library as stated above to watch both days of sessions. Bonus trainings will be available and are in the library the minute you buy your summit ticket.

  • Pinterest SEO 101
  • Stories for Pinterest 101
  • Your Creative Business on YouTube
  • Virtual Craft Booth Success

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.

Katie Fisher

Creative Balance

Quickbooks Expert

Katie’s goal is to empower female entrepreneurs with the courage and confidence to step into the role God created them for. 13 years ago after the birth of their first child she lost myself to postpartum depression and the busyness of life. She picked up a crochet hook and started creating again. It brought her joy, purpose beyond being a mom and wife, and gave her the confidence to step into her calling. She now mentors women in business to step into the role as a business owner with confidence and courage and empower them with the skills and accounting knowledge they need to create a business they can be successful at.

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.

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.

2021 Craft Business Summit Sponsors

IkonArt Stencil Kit

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

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

Ticket Sales

Tickets for attendees wanting to scale or start a craft business are $24. Ticket sales open June 1, 2021 and end June 30th.

  • Access to the private Facebook group to participate in the event in real time.
  • Access to the library and recordings (log in emailed after purchase)

Early bird sale June 1-3, 2021 and includes both days, plus bonuses! join the wait list to be sure to get the early bird specials.