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Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs, it was great

an Etsy pin from CCE

This is me snagging an extra button pin from the bag of them that Etsy had brought along.

I had a wonderful time at the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs this past weekend. I met people in person whom I’ve known online for years, I learned a lot (outsourcing is every bit as difficult as I suspected!), I was recorded (live, onstage, eep) for a podcast (I’ll let you know when it’s available to listen to), and it all felt more like a gathering than a series of classes. Bravo to the organizers. Rumor is that CCE will be in San Francisco next year and if you’re somebody who has or wants a small business in the arts/crafts realm I can highly recommend attending. Also, the sponsors for the conference were particularly well matched, I learned about a bunch of services and resources I’ll be using. (I don’t mean to sound like a shill, it’s all true, and I also really want CCE to succeed and grow. So if you have a product you’d like artists and crafters with websites and Twitter accounts to know about, look into being a CCE sponsor next year.)

· comments [5] · 08-18-2010 · categories:events ·

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  • 1 Damaris // Aug 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    It’s hard to find a really good conferene. Sometimes they’re total over load. With that said I can’t wait to go to a bunch of food blogging conferences that are coming up.

  • 2 Kristen Rask // Aug 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks so much Megan! I am glad you came, had fun and attended all of it! see u soon

  • 3 missval // Aug 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    It was awesome and great as always to hear what everyone has to say! I don’t think you give yourself enough credit public speaking, you are always fun to listen to. Thanks for being part of the blogging panel. I am getting ever closer to starting my own!

  • 4 megan // Aug 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Val – Thank you, all the reassurances that I didn’t choke nearly as much as I think I did are actually convincing me that I should calm down. Deep breaths, deeeep breaths :)

  • 5 Ellen // Aug 23, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Megan – it’s so fun to read about CCE and your experience there! A question about the sponsors: was there anyone who stood out for e-commerce? As in, shopping infrastructure to help you sell your products on your own website?


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