Practical Business Tips for Artisans

Practical Business Tips for Artisans

A Free Learning Opportunity for Creative Entrepreneurs

PEARISBURG, Va. — ’Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network invites the community to attend a free three-hour workshop entitled Practical Business Tips for Artisans.

The event takes place May 8 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Giles County Technology Center, 1827 Wenonah Avenue, Pearisburg, Va.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call Neva Bryan at 276-492-2403 or email no later than May 2.

This workshop is designed to educate artisans, galleries, crafters, and other creative entrepreneurs, but it is open to the interested public.

This workshop will feature sessions that address the following topics:

  • marketing,
  • social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and
  • pricing your work.

The program is presented by `Round the Mountain in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Virginia Department of Business Assistance. It is made possible, in part, through support from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The following professionals are scheduled to appear:

  • Randall Rose, partnership marketing development specialist, Virginia Tourism Corporation;
  • Sandy Ratliff, business services manager, Virginia Department of Business Assistance; and
  • Neva Bryan, education coordinator, `Round the Mountain.

`Round the Mountain’s mission is to promote sustainable economic development of the region’s communities by assisting local artisans with marketing, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The `Round the Mountain service area includes Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford.

Neva Bryan

Education Coordinator

‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network

276-492-2403 Phone

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. – Chinese Proverb.

One Heartwood Circle

Abingdon, VA 24210

276-492-2426 Fax

276-492-2400 Heartwood


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