AEI 1.0: Full Course Test

July 17-20 & 24-27, 6-9 PM

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Save $25 – early bird pricing ends June 16.

For the fourth year in a row, Summit Artspace will offer its popular Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. This full, comprehensive course includes 24 hours of instruction by leading area artists, entrepreneurs, and business experts.

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Lisa Drumm, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery

Karen Starr, Hazel Tree Interiors

Keeven White, WhiteSpace Creative

Shane Wynn, Shane Wynn Photography

Chris Horne, The Devil Strip

April Couch, Totally Tangled Creations

Morgan Lasher, Amp Strategy/Mimi Vanderhaven

Christy Bolingbroke, National Center for Choreography

Dreama Whitfield and Traci Buckner, DTVision

Kat Pestian, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank/Amp Strategy

Roza Maille, Kent State University

Pam Wright, CPA, Sikich

Todd Winter, Seibert Keck Insurance

Jim Aufderhaar, Jeweler

And more!


July 17-20:


Introduction and Overview: Kamelia Fischer

Understanding Your Current State: Dreama Whitfield and Traci Buckner

Exploring Priorities: Karen Starr


Writing a Business/Action Plan: Christy Bolingbroke

Defining the Product or Service and Building a Mix: April Couch


Pricing Overview and Practice: Lisa Drumm

Protecting Your Rights: Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC


Introduction to Building the Marketing Plan: Morgan Lasher

Understanding Consumers, Researching Markets: Chris Horne

July 24-27:


Building a Communication Strategy: Kat Pestian

Branding: Keeven White

Social Media Bootcamp: Roza Maille


Raising Capital

Operational Accounting and Finance: Pam Wright


Insurance: Todd Winter

From The Trenches: Alumni Panel


Forming Individual Action Plans

Pop-Up Museum

Performing Arts Showcase

Graduation/Peer Critique


Understanding your Current State Writing a Business/Action Plan Defining the Product or Service Civic Engagement Pricing- Overview and Practice Protecting Your Rights Introduction to Building the Marketing Plan Insurance Understanding Your Audience and Market Research Building a Communication Strategy Making the Sale Raising Capital Operational Accounting and Finance Revisiting the Action Plan

It is important to Summit Artspace to keep adding value to the program. Once the course ends, participants are able to continue meeting at Summit Artspace to work with experts and complete their business plans.