Also, don’t forget to come on by this Saturday from 12-4 for our open house. We’ll have member demos, beverages, a meet and greet with the Makeshift team, and a chance to enroll for classes at a discounted rate.
And members, there are still tickets left for our anniversary party. Beverages, food, decorations, manicures, raffles, and of course, birthday cake.
Laura Monfredini – Employment Lawyer and photographer: ellephotographs.com. Please note this statement from Laura, “My statements and opinions are my own and don’t reflect those of my current or former employers.”
From Laura we’ve included a couple of links that will help people with protecting their IP. She also notes: “The kind you need will depend on what people are doing for you, but the two main types are getting a copyright assigned (generally for visual/written work) and getting “inventions” assigned (if someone develops code for you or a business process, for example). These forms are pretty good, but I always caveat that it’s a good idea to work with a business lawyer about your specific company & needs.”
Pooja Dang is a life coach and loves to help people ” find and live their AWESOME.” In this workshop, she outlined setting goals and the right process to achieving them. She delved into the goal setting process, why its so hard to keep the goals we make, and an effective process for setting goals that truly mattered to the attendees. It really was AWESOME!
This month’s featured speaker was Cathy Bishop from GoodEggs. Cathy talked about the mission of GoodEggs, the challenges the company has faced, and the changes they’ve made to their ordering process. She also talked about the all-important local food system, and provided some shocking statistics about the national food system. Support your local food system y’all!
Boundaries for Better Business
Lisa Anderson Shaffer dropped some serious science to an intimate group of folks eager to learn how to set boundaries. She explained that “boundaries are a courtesy we extend to each other.” Once we’ve established boundaries, we are prepared to deal with all sorts of shenanigans that customers/clients/associates can test us with.
Project Management- Using Asana
In this class, students learned how Asana can help organize their professional and personal lives. Ben Shapiro demonstrated how the program can help keep you and your team on task, and also how you can keep your short and long term personal tasks on track.
In part two of Maybelle’s class, students learned the formation of letters M-Z. We also had the chance to try out white ink on black and kraft colored paper, and we got to peek at Maybelle in action while she demonstrated punctuation and symbols.
April Walters was back for this months collage class on Tuesday. Each month people come out to get their craftiness on and relieve some stress at the workshops; you’d be surprised at what a pair of scissors, glue, and some creativity can do for your mood. This months prompt was cars and the participants made some great collages like the one above!
This weeks member mixer featured another mixed cocktail, hello Rootbeer floats with Root liquor, and great chats! It’s always nice to see our members every last Friday when they aren’t heads down working (we love to see that too, though!)
We also pre-viewed the Makeshift video to our members. It’s now live and you can check it out here!
This was the second sold-out month for Maybelle’s 2- part calligraphy class. In part one, students purchased their starter kits which included a personalized ink well, an extra bottle of ink, nib & holder and a practice book. Maybelle demonstrated the formation of letters A-L on the chalkboard wall, and then we set out to practice, practice, practice!
Anthem’s “Hit” Recipe
This introductory class was formatted, as the title suggests, like a recipe. Students received an overview of all the necessary ingredients followed by exact steps to creating an effective marketing plan. The framework that they learned will save them lots of time and solve the mysteries of promoting their product, service, or event. The group was walked through a sample campaign that will earn the them more “hits.” That is, more clicks, more shares, more traffic, more buzz and more business!
Success Squad is the perfect platform for makers & creators who are struggling with a business challenge. Squad leaders Sarah & Lisa, establish a set of rules for the feedback portion of the meeting so the group can get down to the exciting and rewarding brainstorming/collaborative process. This squad had two presenters, and the group provided them with quality answers to their questions along with sound advice and support to move forward with their projects.