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Art as a Business
November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
This breakfast lecture will focus on embracing and understanding the business side of selling your art! Speaker Marc Willson will share how to engage your collector, build your brand and social media presence, write business plans and artist statements, and more.
A published keynote speaker, Marc Willson has 40 years of experience helping retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public. In 1975, Marc started his retail career as co-owner of the largest distributor of Earth Shoes in North America. Since then he has held executive positions with retailers such as Britches of Georgetowne, Crown Books, Circuit City, The Bicycle Exchange, Ecampus.com and Storetrax, Inc. Most recently, he traveled to Dallas, Texas to open the world’s first energy efficiency store for Current Energy, LLC, a company funded by Ross Perot, Jr. Marc joined the SBDC in 2009 as a Retail and Restaurant Industry Consultant and has delivered over 500 seminars and assisted over 2000 retailers and restaurateurs throughout the country.
Free and refreshments are provided, please RSVP to Economic Development Coordinator Lucy Allen