One Day Marketing Workshop with Patricia van den Akker from The Design Trust
Title: One Day Marketing workshop with Patricia van den Akker from The Design Trust

Venue: Bedruthan Hotel, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Time: 10am to 3pm - arrival at 9.30am

Cost: £45

Payment Method: Payments will be made via Paypal invoice. If you complete the following form with your contact details an Invoice will be emailed to you by Alison Bick. Payment will secure your place on the workshop.

Topics covered in this Marketing Workshop will include:

* Marketing to get more sales from retailers, online or commissions
* How to start selling online or how to sell more online (driving traffic and turning interest into sales)
* Creating a Marketing Plan and learning what marketing activities are the most effective.

Followed by a Q&A where Patricia will answer questions about any aspect of your business.

This will be a chance for you to meet Patricia, who is an inspirational business coach for creative businesses, and also the opportunity to network with other creative businesses in Cornwall.

Who is this for?:

This workshop is aimed for people who are either starting out on their business and want to start selling online, or if you have already established your business and would like to get more sales, find your idea customer, and reach a broader market but aren't sure where to start to push that bit further afield. Patricia coaches many creative businesses, including (but not limited to) illustrators, designers, galleries, independent shops, jewellers and ceramicists.

Lunch: Lunch and refreshments are provided. Please indicate if you have any food intolerances when you book your space.

Parking: Parking is available at the hotel, please car share if possible.

Schedule: The schedule of the day is in the process of being planned, and details will be made available to you nearer the time, along with directions on how to get to the venue.

About Patricia and The Design Trust:

What is The Design Trust?

The Design Trust was set up in 1994 by the late Peta Levi MBE to provide business training to craftspeople and designers. In 2011 creative business adviser and trainer Patricia van den Akker turned the organisation into an online business school for designers and makers, providing specialist and practical business training to makers across the UK and overseas, attracting 50K visits/month on

Patricia has worked for over 20 years with 1,000s of designers and makers through practical and thought-provoking workshops and talks at major events and at many universities across the UK. She has worked with craft fair and trade show organisers such as Made London, Handmade in Britain, GNCCF, Top Drawer/Craft London. She provides coaching for the Crafts Council and for the last 5 years wrote the business column The Design Doctor for Crafts Magazine.

She is known for her inspiring, practical but strategic approach to creative business development. She loves to boost your business and marketing knowledge, but more importantly increases your confidence and gets you into action to turn your new insights into a better business.

More information:
The Organiser: Alison Bick
In 2015 I enrolled on Patricia's online Giftware webinar workshops, and then finally met Patricia in person at the Etsy Captains Summit in London, and have followed Patricia's Dream Plan Do planner for my own business. It has been my Dream to invite Patricia to Cornwall to meet fellow creative businesses. With a bit of a Plan, I will be organising this Do! I set up the Etsy Makers Cornwall team in 2016, and I'm part of the organising team for the Etsy Made Local St Ives event. Here is a link to my website for more info about me and my business:

Etsy Makers Cornwall:
There is an Etsy Makers Cornwall Facebook group which is great for sharing information and connecting with other small creative businesses in Cornwall. You are welcome to join whether you already have an Etsy shop or you are thinking about setting one up.

If you cannot attend the workshop, the following refunds will apply:
The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop (in which they are registered) at any time at no charge;
If notice is received 14 or less days from the scheduled starting date, NO refund will be offered;
If notice is received 15 or more days from the scheduled starting date, a 50% refund will be offered.

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Patricia van den Akker at the Etsy Captains Summit, London 2017
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Payment Method: Payments will be made via Paypal invoice. If you complete the following form with your contact details an Invoice will be emailed to you by Alison Bick. Payment will secure your place on the workshop.
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Organiser Contact Information
Please contact Alison Bick if you have any enquiries regarding the event:

mobile: 0797 1635614
Alison Bick Design,
9 Chyverton Close, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2AR

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