The Artrepreneur Series

Cost: $20


Nov 16 2022


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Online / Virtual


Community Futures Wood Buffalo
780-791-0330 ext 3

With the right resources, artists can flourish as entrepreneurs, and create a sustainable living from their artistic practice. Community Futures Wood Buffalo has partnered with Arts Council Wood Buffalo and Startup YMM to offer “The Artrepreneur Series — Promoting Your Business”, a program that gives local artists an opportunity to build their capacity to compete and thrive through a 4-week “Promoting Your Business” workshop series.

This workshop series will be delivered online through Zoom.

Fees: $20 — Those who attend 100% of the workshop series will a certificate of completion.


Session 1:

“Business Promotion — Boost your Business”

In business, promotion refers to any type of marketing communication used to inform target audiences of a product, service, or brand. This first part of a four-session series is designed to teach artists pursuing entrepreneurship a few of the many available routes that can be used to “get their brand out there” or “boost their business.”

After attending this session, you will be able to:

• Understand the benefits to having a promotion plan

• Decide which method of promotion works best for your business

• Decide the most effective and priceworthy methods of promotion

• Acknowledge the importance of promotion for your brand


Session 2:

“Digital Marketing — Scale your Business”

Social media is evolving and changing. With this, it important to keep up to date with all things social media to scale your brand. From Facebook to Tiktok to Instagram this course is designed to teach artists how they can effectively utilize social media to market their business.

After attending this session, you will be able to:

• Explain the benefits of having a social media strategy

• Decide which platforms to focus primary energy on

• Create a practical plan for social media to implement for your business

• Develop content ideas to utilize in your own strategy


Session 3:

“Cashflow Planning — Evaluate your Business”

Cash flow management is the cornerstone for both start-ups and established businesses. All profit-making businesses that sell goods and services are created to generate cash for the business. Proper management of the cash is critical for the survival and growth of the business. This course is designed to teach artists the important of understanding cashflow while maintaining or beginning a new business.

After attending this session, you will be able to:

• Understand cashflow management (cash inflow vs. cash outflow)

• Determine and cut cash inefficiencies

• Efficiently decide what resources to make an investment

• Coordinate between cash and debt management


Session 4:

“Customer Service — Grow your Business”

Providing outstanding customer service can make the difference between gaining, keeping, or losing a customer. In this customer service essentials session, artists will gain foundational knowledge, leverage proven techniques, and apply best practices that will help develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with their customers, while continuing to grow their customer base.

After attending this session, you will be able to:

• Adopt a confident, consistent approach that ensures great service

• Apply best practice communication techniques to connect with your customers

• Choose and apply techniques that create customer loyalty and exceed expectations

• Respond positively and constructively to customer problems

For any questions feel free to email