If you are a crafty person in Portland, you will want to check out this cool event sponsored by the non-profit group Hello Craft starting next Wednesday June 16. I'll be attending workshops on Friday and hope to learn more about selling at crafts fairs: how to jury well, and how to take remote credit card payments.
Here's the official info:
Summit of Awesome is three days of business and technical education seminars as well as hands-on workshops produced by the non-profit Hello Craft. Taking place in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, OR, from June 16 to 18, this year’s Summit is co-produced by Hello Craft’s event partners and PDX craft superstars, Crafty Wonderland and DIY Lounge. Summit seminar topics range from how to organize craft fairs and develop successful product lines to teaching crafters how to prepare taxes and form LLC’s. At the 2nd annual Summit, Craftnote speakers are crafty renaissance man Mark Montano and BuyOlympia founders Pat Castaldo and Aaron Tuller. Full speaker list can be found here. A special addition to this year’s event is the “Show of Awesome,” a 40-vendor craft show on Saturday, June 19, at Doug Fir Lounge.
Etsy Virtual Labs will be there for Etsians who cannot attend.