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Topic 1: Starting Right: Seven Questions to Set Yourself Up for Creative Success

It has never been easier to create than it is today, but not all projects we could undertake will serve as a solid foundation for sustainable creative success. The wrong project, even if successfully executed, can have a detrimental effect on future projects and your ability to sustain yourself as a creative. Fortunately, we can determine which ideas are most likely to provide a solid foundation for success by asking ourselves seven simple questions. By evaluating our ideas with these questions, we can identify the best ideas that will propel us along a sustainable journey as a creative.

Topic 2: The Crowdfunding Process: What It Really Takes to Raise $20,000 on Kickstarter

Crowdfunding can be an excellent way to raise money for your projects, but there is so much more to running a successful crowdfunding campaign than simply publishing a crowdfunding campaign page. This presentation goes through the crowdfunding process from the idea stage to fulfillment of the product. It places special emphasis on the effort it really takes to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter and how all of the numbers break down—including shipping costs, payment processing fees, advertising budget, and more.

Topic 3: What You Need to Know About Manufacturing Before You Start Product Design

If you want to create, one of the first parts of the project you may want to consider outsourcing is the physical manufacture of the product. This can be an intimidating process for people who have never worked with a manufacturer. This presentation emphasizes what you should know about product manufacturing before you even start designing a product so the transition from idea to finished product will go as smoothly as possible. This way, you will have the confidence that what you design can actually be physically produced and be produced within the project’s budget.

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