Creative Fuel: Growth Series 2020

by Embrace Creatives
December, 2019

Embrace Creatives is committed to empowering artists, makers, designers and creative businesses so in 2020 we’re offering a bevy of educational events to bring you clarity and confidence.

Each quarter you’ll learn new ideas and meet amazing people that will move your business forward. Sign up for our entire Growth Series! We’ll have a blast and strengthen our arts community.

Our Growth Series are casual events to be held at the Detroit Center for Design + Technology – some evenings and some morning so check the following schedule. Each event will be informative, connective and inspiring.

We’d like to empower as many artists as possible so SHARE THIS POST AND BRING FRIENDS!

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JANUARY 16, 2020:

◾️ CREATIVE TAXES with Baskin Tax Group

Are you an artist, designer or creative business owner who needs financial guidance or tax preparation support? We’ve secured local accountant, Shamika Baskin, Founder of Baskin Tax & Insurance Group to guide you and answer your financial questions. Shamika will graciously share her vast expertise on things like;

•    The new rules that will affect your small business
•    How to best prepare for your accountant
•    What an artist can deduct (and what they can’t)
•    Financial literacy basics
•    and more stuff…

This event has passed. Please scroll down to find upcoming empowerment events to support your creative business growth.


March 19, 2020:

◾️ PROTECTING YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS with Bogart Insurance Group, OOMM Studios and Thomas Grubba Photography.

Thursday, March 19, 2020
5:30 – 7pm
Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

This workshop is PERFECT for fine artists, photographers, ALL small business owners and makers.

Free for EC Members. $25 for the public.

David Bogart will discuss the various types of policies, from a basic general liability policy, to business auto and commercial packages. He will also talk about a ”business pursuits” endorsement that can be easily added to a homeowner policy to cover very small businesses. Thomas and Steve will cover everything you’ll need to know to protect your digital images.

RSVP to learn how to protect your online images and your actual business, saving you money and reducing your liability. BRING FRIENDS!


May 14, 2020:

◾️ TELLING YOUR STORY with Prologue Detroit

Thursday, May 14, 2020
5:30 – 7pm
Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Learn how to clearly identify your story to speak it and write it in such a way that you connect strongly with your clients. Useful for marketing and branding purposes. (time to be announced)

July 16, 2020:

◾️ RETAIL SALES / Featuring NORA Detroit (additional experts TBA)

Thursday, July 16, 2020
5:30 – 7pm
Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Sell your art and design via retail stores, trunk shows, fairs & festivals more easily with expert advice and tips. (time to be announced)


September 17:

◾️ HOLIDAY SALES PREPARATION / expert TBA

Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:30 – 7pm
Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Suggestions on how to sell during the most lucrative time of the year. Learn how to earn your share of the billions of dollars spent on gifts during the last few months of 2020. (time to be announced)



Non-EC Members RSVP HERE

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