BUSINESS SEMINARS

This Quilt Market class and event information is for viewing and planning purposes only. We are introducing all-online, real-time enrollment this year that will open next month.

ThURSDAY | MAY 16
8AM-10AM

200. THE FIVE WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
*$35
 James Pieper, Sew Much
Commerce
There are only five ways to grow your business. Learn the five numbers you must track in your business and tactics to grow each of them. Bring your thinking caps and a calculator and let's dive into growing your business.
*$25 + $10 MATERIALS FEE = $35

9AM-10AM  
201. SHOWING THEM HOW—INCREASE YOUR SALES AND THEIR INTEREST!
$15
Jill Finley, Jillily
Studio
Learn how and why you should add demos to your shop, even with limited personnel. See many techniques and systems for teaching with a demo. Help your customers learn something new that they need and you will sell more! Many years of experience have proven this concept.

6PM-7PM  
210. E-MAIL AUTOMATION FOR QUILT STORES
*$25
James Pieper, Sew Much
Commerce
Are you just sending out monthly newsletters? You’re missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with your customers. Create an automated welcome sequence to connect with new customers and turn them into repeat customers.
*$15 + $10 MATERIALS FEE = $25

211. SELF-PUBLISHING 101 *$20
RaNae Merrill, RaNae Merrill Quilt Design / Free-Motion Mastery in a
Month
A road map to the basics of print-on-demand publishing—software, layout & design, preparing artwork, ISBNs, copyright, and more.

*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

 

FRIDAY | MAY 17
8AM-9AM

300. "SEW"LEBRITY CULTURE—MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU!
$15
Christa Watson, Christa
Quilts
Leverage the loyalty of raving fans by collaborating with your customers' favorite designers. Learn to create profitable promotions that are a winning experience for everyone involved!

301. INDESIGN—10 BASIC SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS *$20
RaNae Merrill, RaNae Merrill Quilt Design / Free-Motion Mastery in a
Month
A quick-start guide to the most important and useful tools for using Adobe InDesign to lay out class materials, handouts, books, patterns, and more.
*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

6PM-7PM
321. CLASS, DEMO, AND DISPLAY IDEAS TO HELP YOU SELL MORE THAN FABRIC
$15
Marti Michell, Michell Marketing,
Inc.
Marti will share her Top Twenty Tips for selling that she has learned in nearly 50 years of product development and sales in the quilt world, including many that deal with the customer experience in your store.

SATURDAY | MAY 18
8AM-9AM

400. IS FULFILLMENT RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
$15
Patrick Claytor, Big Sky
Fulfillment
Online orders create a unique problem for quilt stores. Picking, packing, and shipping orders is very different than servicing customers in-store. Sales can grow to overwhelm your employees. Fulfillment companies store inventory and pick, pack, and ship your online sales separately from your store, and offer many other benefits including reduced overhead, lower shipping rates, and kitting services. Is this service right for your business? Are you too small to benefit from hiring a fulfillment company? Probably not!

401. THE BUSINESS OF DELIGHT $15
Patricia Belyea, Okan
Arts
Patricia shares the philosophy and details of Okan Arts’ Delight Program that underlies her team's interactions with in-store and online customers. Create experiences that keep them coming back for more!

6PM-8PM
420. LET'S MEET—PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS AND EVENTS
*$30
Kay Campbell, ProMeetings,
Inc
Planning productive, cost effective meetings shares enthusiasm, cements relationships, and cultivates partnerships. Use proven planning procedures to present successful events.
*$25 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $30

7PM-8PM
421. USING FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR FUN AND PROFIT
*$20
Ebony Love, LoveBug
Studios
Facebook's new algorithm is making it increasingly difficult for businesses to reach their key customers. Learn other ways to extend your shop's atmosphere into an online community to help your business grow.

*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

 

SUNDAY | MAY 19
8AM-9AM

500. DELEGATION IS NOT A 4-LETTER WORD
*$20
Ebony Love, LoveBug
Studios
ODoes your business work without you? Learn how documenting what you do can help you create more independence and enable others to work on your behalf.
*$15 + $5 MATERIALS FEE = $20

501. SEVEN TIPS FOR CULTIVATING GREAT STAFF $15
Teri Lucas, Sales Rep
and Quilt Coach
A great staff makes for a great shop experience. Explore these seven tips that will help cultivate a great staff through enhancing their talents and encouraging growth and development.