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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Craft Entrepreneurship Program (5-part series) (Session 3 of 5)

When:  Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lybyer Technology Center, T-204
605 W Main St, West Plains, Mo 65775, West Plains MO map...


Learn How to Create an Online Shop for your Craft Products!

Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items.

In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, SBTDC is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.

Craft Entrepreneurship classes are taught by successful online craft sellers who coach and support participants through every aspect of setting up their online shops. Using Etsy as a learning lab, teachers share best practices on topics that impact new sellers most, including time management, branding, pricing, shipping, and photography, to help them earn supplemental income through their craft business. To minimize startup costs, students will be given the opportunity to list 20 items for sale for free on

Instructor:  Lisa Schiffleger, Certified Etsy Trainer & Professional Quiltmaker

Course Outline:

  • Lesson I: Becoming an Entrepreneur (Saturday, April 01, 2017)
  • Lesson II: Building a Craft Brand & Get Found (Saturday, April 08, 2017)
  • Lesson III: Business Logistics (Saturday, April 15, 2017)
  • Lesson IV: Photography Day (Saturday, April 22, 2017)
  • Lesson V: Strategies for Growth (Saturday, April 29, 2017)





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A $60 refundable deposit is required to hold seat.

Braker Farm Garlic Research Field Day

When:  Saturday, April 15, 2017, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Greg and Wendy Braker Farm
941 SW 90th Lane, Oronogo MO map...


The Garlic Research Field Day will discuss innovative research underway to determine the best planting date for garlic in southwest Missouri. The MSU/MU research team will also discuss all aspects of garlic production, from planting through harvest. The farm tour will also include information on vegetable production and growing blackberries and blueberries. more...




Patrick Byers,
MU Extension in Webster County
phone: 417-859-2044