Thursday, July 14, 2011

#SetUpShop Workshop GiveAway

This GiveAway is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thank you so much for your interest.

Hello Scatter Girls!
Are you interested in taking your business to the next level? In the business world we often spend time to develop ourselves professionally to learn new trends in the industry, keep ourselves fresh, rejuvenate our passions, learn new skills, and network with others. The same goes for the handmade community.

When was the last time you spent a couple of hours on yourself and your shop. Real. Intentional. Studying. Practicing and reflecting on your action plan for your business? Your marketing strategy and what your brand stands for? Can you articulate how you define success? How do you assess and measure your success? You Set Up Shop, Now What Workshop will be an intensive, interactive course that will require reflection and look at your business. You will learn how to create measurable goals, tools to assess goals, and create an action plan to further your business to the next level. It is important to take the time to professionally develop yourself while you develop your business.

If you do not have a shop or are new to handmade business, the Set Up Shop 101: The Ins and Outs Workshop will be a great fit. During this workshop you will create a vision for your shop and set goals, evaluate selling platforms, create your brand and begin developing your marketing strategy and learn what that means. You will learn techniques to sell your wares with pictures and through item descriptions, pricing and discount codes, shipping and packaging, customer service techniques and valuing customers. We will also talk about social media, blogging, and other networking initiatives that can help build your business. 
About Gina
Gina earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from The University of Toledo and her Master of Education Degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Toledo. Gina has worked professionally at the University of California, Riverside, The University of Delaware, and currently at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Gina has taught college level courses on communication, leadership, and organizational management. Gina has taught various workshops, seminars, and institutes on an array of topics such as Networking and Social Skills, Diversity Initiatives, and Law in Higher Education.
Gina is the owner of Hiya Luv Handmade and Hiya Luv: Be Stylish. Be Confident. Be You. blog. Gina is proud to be a founding sister of Scatter Girls and is kept up late at night coming up with new ideas for the blog. She created and began hosting #SetUpShop in early January 2011 and is thrilled that it continues to grow. Connect. Engage. #SetUpShop was launched in early July 2011 and Workshops debuted shortly after. Gina is looking forward to the growth and development of the Workshop curriculum and hopes to be able to offer more Workshops of varying topics in the future.

Gina is excited to give one lucky Scatter Girl a seat to a workshop of their choosing. 

Mandatory Entry:
Please visit the #SetUpShop Workshop site and leave a comment about why you would like to take the course and what you would hope to learn. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner.

Extra Entries:
* Follow the Scatter Girls blog and leave your email address.
**Follow Connect. Engage. #SetUpShop blog and leave your email address.
***Blog, tweet, and/or facebook about this giveaway and leave the link along with your email address.

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9pm Eastern.