Thursday, January 16, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Business

20/20 Business: Models and Strategies for Artists--

The Chicago Artist Coalition is here to help again!  If you are working on a business idea and need just a little extra help, check out the workshop below.  It'll be totally worth the time and minimal cost!

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Chicago Artists Coalition
A.B.C Art.Business.Create
A.B.C Art.Business.Create is a professional development program that equips artists in all disciplines with essential career training and networking opportunities.
We want to know what training you need. Send us a story about a learning experience you've had in the business of art. We'll pick one a month and publish them on Chicago Artists Resource ... and give you $50 to boot. So tell us:
Tell us your story.
Photo by Claire Demos.
A.B.C Art.Business.Create
20/20 Business: Models and Strategies for Artists
Saturday, January 18, 2004, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $15 General Public, $10 CAC Members
Free for BOLT, HATCH and Launch Residents
Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60607
Saturday, January 18, 2004, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Drawing from frameworks implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University, this workshop will focus on helping artists build an understanding of what stage they are at in their career and help them create a vision for their future business as an artist.
Presenters Sharon Alpi and Andy Heise will take artists through a series of exercises in order to craft a three year plan to achieve their goals and Assess areas of personal and business strengths, weaknesses and competencies, which is the first step to developing transition tactics to enhance success.
In this workshop you will learn how to use two helpful frameworks to help define, sharpen, and refine your strategy for realizing your goals in a realistic and impactful way for you and your customers: The Idea Sketch Pad and The Business Model Canvas.
Photo: Claire Demos
Click to register for this workshop.
Sharon Alpi
Sharon Alpi, Director of the Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship
For twenty-three years, Sharon Taylor Alpi has played a key role in developing innovative pedagogy and programs at Millikin University. She is a faculty member at the Tabor School of Business and the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship which she assisted in founding in 1998. She is a recipient of the Governor of Illinois’ Small Business Award for Women in Business Advocate of the Year, the Athena Award from the Decatur Metro Chamber of Commerce and the 2009 YMCA’s Women of Excellence Award in Education. Sharon directed a major research engagement project, Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Central Illinois, designed to assess the regions ability to nurture the launch and growth of innovation based, entrepreneurial companies. Seeing the need to assist women in the community she is also a part of a Giving Circle comprised of women who share common committed values of service.
Any Heise
Andy Heise, Associate Director of the Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship
Andy Heise is Associate Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University. Andy is a member of United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (USASBE), and has attended national conferences for Self-Employment in the Arts, and The Experiential Classroom. Andy is currently enrolled in the USASBE Social Entrepreneurship Certificate program, and received his MBA from Millikin in May 2013, and his BA in Commercial Music from Millikin in 2008 with honors and distinctions for scholarship, musicianship, contributions, and performance.
A.B.C Art.Business.Create is funded in part by the Coleman Foundation, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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