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The Art of Building a Small Biz – Keynote at Studio Two Three // RVA


The Art of Building a Small Biz

Christina Kern and Christie Thompson of Burn Both Ends will share their favorite tips and tricks for planning and growing a small creative business from the ground up. They will cover everything from developing a simple and actionable roadmap to considering the essential details of developing your brand and sharing it with the world. Both Christina and Christie bring first-hand experience working with dozens of small businesses at Campfire & Co., supporting the early phases of launching and growing creative brands. Bring a pen and be prepared to dig deep for this interactive workshop!

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  • 8:30am –9am: Coffee, registration, meet and greet

  • 9am – 11am: Keynote Presentation w/ Q&A from Burn Both Ends

  • 11am – 1pm: Breakouts (upon registration you'll select 2 sessions)


  • Quick! Make A Website (Squarespace) with Leah Muhlenfeld of English Major LLC

  • Social Media Secrets (photos, stories, promotions, accounts & hashtags) with Kelsey Leavy of the Hodges Partnership

  • Video storytelling: Quick and Dirty (but awesome, using your phone) with Mary Clay Watt of CultureWorks

  • Writing copy that speaks to your client with Eric Futterman of EAF Custom Communications

  • Newsletter-o-Rama: Constant Contact/E Blasts/Mail Chimp with Terry Gau of CultureWorks & Ashley Hawkins of Studio Two Three