15th January 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you an artist or creative looking for new ways to grow your sales?  There is a whole world out there, so seize the opportunity today to learn how to access new markets and create an action plan to start selling overseas.

This full day workshop will be delivered in 3 key sessions:

eCommerce and eMarketplaces

This session will focus on the scope of the global market and the opportunities that are out there for artisans. The eCommerce specialist will help you to:

•sell on global market places
•use key digital tools to keep track of your success
•fulfil your international orders

Social Media Advertising

This hands-on session will allow you to create a social media advert on Facebook or Instagram whilst the digital expert shares practical insights and guidance.  You will learn about how to consider the following:

•who buys your stuff: the importance of personas
•routes to market
•know your objectives
•which platforms to use

Considerations to Selling Overseas

Learn about the vital steps you should take to start selling your art internationally.  Step by step, the friendly Trade Advisers with years of commercial experience will take you through the most important export topics in a series of separate sessions enabling you to:

•be inspired by success stories in the South West and understand what it takes to win new business overseas
•build confidence and the capability to export
•develop an understanding of the key areas for business and personal development within international trade


Who is this event for?

This workshop is specifically for the South West Artisan Community. To be eligible for this workshop and any subsequent support from the Department of International Trade, you must meet the following criteria:

•Have a registered business address located in the South West of England
•Be an SME (small or medium sized enterprise)

Your business also cannot be:

•Trading in the following sectors: fisheries and agriculture, coal and steel, manufacture of synthetic fibres, shipbuilding, energy generation, transport, banking, insurance or distribution
•An owner of 25% or more in another company, or another company owns 25% or more of this business

Click here for the booking form.

To speak to a member of our Growth Hub team who can help you to understand eligibility for events, make event bookings on your behalf and talk to you about other funded support, advice and information available on this topic please call us on 03456 047 047.

Published on December 22, 2017 // Paul Newman