You've taken your business from existence to survival,
and possibly even onto the success stage.
While we would prefer that business run smoothly and success come easy, 2020 had other ideas. Success is a lot of hard work under the best circumstances. 2020 has thrown everyone for a loop, especially small businesses. This year has shown new challenges and surprises at every turn.
HOW do you ensure that your business will continue to not only last,
but prosper during tough times?
HOW do you plan for the unexpected?
HOW do you stay connected with customers?
HOW do you sell when your traditional business has been interrupted?
HOW do you grow your business?
HOW do you keep a positive mindset?
HOW do you pivot your business to not only survive, but to thrive?
Join us as we share, discuss, and challenge you on how to diversify
and expand your business channels to build an EPIC business.
We are Robin Kramer of Red Boot Consulting and Kelly Hedgpeth of Grace & Co. Solutions. We have teamed up to bring you a half day workshop focused on transforming your business.
2020 started off strong with trade shows, art fairs, and other in person sales. We never thought it would turn out to be one of the most challenging times we will ever experience.
We know that small businesses have felt a huge crunch since the COVID-19 outbreak. And with no clear end in sight, we want to make sure your business continues to move forward in a positive, thoughtful, and prosperous way. That is why we created The EPIC Business Workshop.
Yep, we will be talking: retail, wholesale, online and beyond!
Here is just some of what will be discussed in our HALF-DAY workshop.
Discover new sales opportunities and exposure. Learn how to develop current channels further. Review real examples and best practices.
Community and connection are everything. Selling is about stronger relationships and partnerships. Learn the what, how and where you should be communicating with your audience.
Stores, catalogs and websites are still selling. Discover how you can ensure that you're their first "go to" choice. Find out how to be the best partner for your buyers.
Plus you'll get the following resources for attending the Workshop:
You will receive strategies which can be utilized right now to increase the strength of your business. Review and discuss these opportunities with Robin, Kelly, and fellow designers to inspire how to implement these ideas in your personal business.
VIRTUAL EVENT CHECKLIST
A customizable checklist for your virtual events. Optimize your sales by being properly prepared, organized and ready. This checklist will include what you do before during and after an event. ($127 value)
WHOLESALE RESOURCE LIST
The wholesale market has changed during this pandemic. We put together a list of resources to help. Receive real world examples, tips on how to ensure customer retention, what you should be providing your buyers, and how to find new wholesale clients without attending a trade show. ($225 value)
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCE LIST
Consistent communication with your audience is vital during this time. We have put together resources to help make reaching out on social media a breeze. ($97 value)
"The EPIC Workshop was truly that. What a great way to get so much actionable advice and ideas, while getting to interact with a community of people who have the same challenges you do. It couldn't have come at a better time in my business."
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Paloma Mele —
Paloma Mele Jewelry
Get to know Robin Kramer
Founder of Red Boot Consulting & Co-Founder of Flourish & Thrive Academy
Robin Kramer is a brand marketing maven, natural business nurturer, master of relationships and a sales expert who has an impressive history with leaders in the retail industry that have built their brands on innovative merchandising and strong service cultures. Among these brands are Ann Taylor, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Gap, Inc.
For more than 20 plus years, Robin has worked with primarily small, upscale brands and designers to bring their products to market, position these niche brands for maximum exposure to their target customers and build relationships with national and international retailers.
One such brand was Dogeared where she helped them grow from a small company into a well- known jewelry brand with sales growth over 800% in the five years she was there. She has a keen eye for recognizing companies, products, and designs that represent a unique and fresh approach in a crowded and competitive space.
In 2010 Robin left Dogeared to start Red Boot Consulting and in 2012 she co-founded Flourish & Thrive Academy, an online educational platform for jewelry designers worldwide. She is a sought after speaker, moderator and panelist for various conferences, trade shows and podcasts. She has a passion for helping creatives go after their dreams. And for red boots! She divides her time between Sausalito, CA and Dallas, TX.
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Get to know Kelly Hedgpeth
Founder of Grace & Co. Business Solutions
Kelly is a systems and processes guru. She is always looking for how to improve operations and create greater efficiency and impact. Her goal is to make business easier by taking the hassle out of the everyday operations so owners and teams are able to focus on what they love again.
Over the past 15 years, she has worn all the hats. From Executive Assistant to Director of Operations, customer service to employee development, she has served in a multitude of capacities to help businesses achieve their goals.
Kelly specializes in implementing new systems and procedures to reduce costs, increase productivity, and provide consistency. She helps companies grow by analyzing their current operations and identifying opportunities for improvement.
At Dogeared, she helped create and implement new sales order processes, customer service standards, and numbering systems. She reduced order turnaround times, streamlined customer service, and trained all new sales support and data entry members. As Director of Employee Development at a mid-sized uniform company, she created the employee onboarding and training program. Later, as Director of Operations, she overhauled the delivery process to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and ensure future room for growth.
In 2017, Kelly started Grace & Co. She resides in Houston, TX with her husband and son.