The world of book and magazine publishing is changing moment by moment. Now, we all can be publishers. But what exactly does that mean? Is it simpler than it sounds? How do you find and make the contacts? How do you distribute your book or magazine? Is it better to self-publish online or in print? Learn from top industry professionals with self-publishing expertise!
Friday, September 16th
Do you know the difference between a sponsor and an advertiser? Do you how a sponsor might benefit your blog, event, or brand? If you’re wondering how to connect with a sponsor, or how to make a “pitch” when you do, be sure to attend this dynamic panel and hear first-hand advice from companies who sponsor creative businesses. They might be looking to reach an audience of readers and customers like yours!
TCC Afternoon Panel #1 – Agents, Publicists and Brand Consultants: Who are they and what can they do for you?2:30 PM - 3:40 PM
When you hear about agents, brand builders, and PR teams, do you ever wonder if you need one? What exactly do they do? At which stage in your business are they necessary? Are they worth the expense, or is it possible to promote yourself alone? Hear from the experts themselves who will discuss exactly what they do, and why their work may benefit you!
One of the buzz words today is "community building"—how we all need to create a community for our businesses and brands. But how do we do that? Come listen to business owners and women who have built community and revenue through e-commerce and an online presence.
Saturday, September 17th
Most of us are passionate about food—a particular family recipe, Sunday night dinner, fresh seasonal jams. Others take that passion to another level completely. Whether you’re creating a recipe, dressing a stunning table, or writing about either, food and the lifestyle of food have become big business. Hear how these women—a restaurateur, food blogger, and author—started businesses based on their love of food!
Have you thought about creating your own event? Would it be large or small? Would it have a single focus, or bring together various topics like business and creativity? How would you start? Where would you host it? Is a partner helpful? How much would it cost? These are just some of the questions to consider before creating a successful event. Hear from top event creators—all with their own niche and perspective. Learn from the pros as they offer tips and ideas about how to differentiate your event and succeed with flying colors, all while growing a business.
Many creative women want to launch a business based on their passion. Where do you begin? How do you manage your time, manage your financials and understand the legal issues and needs any small and growing business must have? In this panel you will hear from women who have launched their own creative business in design, life coaching, and legal advice. Hear how they have grown their businesses through the ups and downs of juggling and multi-tasking we all face. You will also have the opportunity to hear about—and ask questions on—best practices and best mistakes.
TCC Afternoon Panel #2 – Licensing and Copyright Design: What does it really mean and how do you do it?4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
Do you dream of designing and then licensing your designs to companies? Do you wonder what the process is? Is it lucrative, or more of a brand-building process? Who do you contact? And, what about obtaining copyrights? Learn from this panel of top agents and companies who work with designers interested in licensing their designs to manufacturers and retailers!