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Start or grow your Etsy business with the SBTDC

Get Crafty

Does the hum of a sewing machine give you a thrill? Do you wield a pair of scissors like a pro? If you’re a maker, an artist or a crafter you could be earning additional income through Etsy!

Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship

The Missouri State University Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is excited to partner with the University of Missouri Extension Taney County to bring a free, five-part program to the Branson area. The training will share how creative entrepreneurs can create and grow their own Etsy business.

Sessions are led by a seasoned Etsy seller who will share their experiences and expertise when it comes to selling goods on the platform.

The program will take place on five consecutive Tuesdays in September and October. Sessions will cover everything from building your craft brand to photographing your products.  All sessions will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the OTC Table Rock campus located at 10698 MO-165 in Hollister, Missouri.

Full Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Becoming an Entrepreneur on Etsy
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018Building a Craft Brand and Getting Found in Search
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 – Business Logistics
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Photography Techniques
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Strategies for Growth

The sessions are free to attend, but we ask that you pre-register online at, or by calling the SBTDC office at 417-837-2617.  And don’t forget to bring your laptop with you!

Outside the Branson area? Fear not! The SBTDC plans to offer the five-part series in Springfield in the spring of 2019.

About the SBTDC

The Missouri State University SBTDC provides consultation, training and technical assistance to small business owners. Services are available to entrepreneurs who are interested in improving or expanding their business and to prospective business owners.