See Ya at the Port City Puppet Festival Workshop

Jun 20, 2010 by

July 15th, 2010, 8:30 a.m.
Wilmington, North Carolina

If you are considering starting a puppet company, this workshop looks at the first question…should you be a not-for-profit or a for profit corporation? We will cover the following topics:
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of these business models?
• What criteria do you use to choose one or the other for your situation and goals?
• In the beginning…write a business plan.
• Market research
• What can your State Arts Council do for you?
• How do you form a Board of Directors, and what is their role in the non-profit corporation?
• How our non-profit company, the PuppeTree, Inc.—a 501©(3) in Vermont—got started and our experience in our first 5 years—successes and failures
• And finally how to begin marketing your company.

This workshop includes some soul-searching written exercises to question your motives and goals, and to get you moving. We will address some of the fears that hold puppeteers back from becoming a business.

Visit the Port City Puppet Festival website here.

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  1. This is going to be AWESOME!!!!!

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