A Creative’s Guide to the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Cohort #1  Pictured: Terrance Weinzierl,  Chris Fredericks , Marco Riolo,  Hallie LeBlanc , Adora Trostle,  Eliza Fernand ,  Alysha Lach-White , Emily Veldman, Amanda Carmer,  Courtney Jones ,  Rachelle Wunderink , and  Laurel Dugan

Cohort #1

Pictured: Terrance Weinzierl, Chris Fredericks, Marco Riolo, Hallie LeBlanc, Adora Trostle, Eliza Fernand, Alysha Lach-White, Emily Veldman, Amanda Carmer, Courtney Jones, Rachelle Wunderink, and Laurel Dugan

Cohort #2  Pictured:  Nick Nortier ,  Elyse Welcher ,  Alyssa Fergusson ,  Emilie Eklund ,  Megan Shay , and Vanessa Autumn

Cohort #2

Pictured: Nick Nortier, Elyse Welcher, Alyssa Fergusson, Emilie Eklund, Megan Shay, and Vanessa Autumn

Cohort #4  Pictured:  Emma Hoekstra , Mary,  Zenobia Taylor-Weiss ,  Mindy Tagart , and Zoe Wilson. Class Instructors, Jenn Schaub and Alaina Clarke

Cohort #4

Pictured: Emma Hoekstra, Mary, Zenobia Taylor-Weiss, Mindy Tagart, and Zoe Wilson. Class Instructors, Jenn Schaub and Alaina Clarke

Upcoming Classes:

March 2nd - 3rd:
Les Cheneaux Area Artisan Cooperative in Cedarville, MI
$100 for the weekend
Gluten Free catered lunches will be available at an additional $10/day.
You MUST be pre-registered by February 22nd, 2019.
Interested? Questions? Email katieaeberts@gmail.com

Interested in hosting a workshop, bootcamp, or class series?
Contact me: a.clarkemetalsmith@gmail.com

With a focus on practical business skills and strategies for creatives, A Creative’s Guide to the Entrepreneurial Mindset will step out of the box of a traditional small business model and open a world to creative entrepreneurial skills. This hands-on series will take an in depth look at prospective and current business practices, envisioning a healthier balance between business and artistic output.

The class provides access to business building tools, identifies opportunities, strengthens networks, refines promotion of brands and goods while discovering ways to reduce costs and increase income. Participants will troubleshoot issues specific to creative business development. This class is based on a curriculum developed in conjunction with myself, Grand Valley State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids.


I am always collecting videos and testimonials from past participants. Have something you want to share?! Email me: a.clarkemetalsmith@gmail.com with the subject line: CGEM