Mentoring for Makers with Elle-May Michael. Let me help you craft your business.
Mentoring for Makers
In my mentoring sessions for makers we breakdown topics such as how to run a business, how to promote yourself online and how to build your confidence as a small business owner.
Topics I specialise in:
- Promoting your handmade business online!
- Getting your started on instagram
- Social media strategy
- Making your own website and online store
- Social Media scheduling
- Mentoring: turning your hobby into a side hustle
I tend to work with micro creative businesses but have also provided mentoring and coaching to small businesses as well.
A bit about me, I was a marketing and communications manager in charity fundraising for 10 years before I took over in.cube8r in 2016. Since then I have been helping makers grow their handmade brands through my brand @incube8r in Fitzroy and Prahran which empowers melbourne’s makers to turn their handmade hobby into a business.
I’ve worked with hundreds of different makers through in.cube8r as well as through workshops i’ve run with the Kathleen Syme Library in Carlton for the Small Business Festival.
You can expect to receive tailored advice on next steps to help you grow your handmade brand, in terms that you understand. I am not big on “business speak” and break things down to basics so you can understand not only why you need to take the steps in your plan, but how to take them. I am here to hold your hand through the more boring bits of crafting your own business.
I love organising things. Let me help you get your stuff sorted!
I have really appreciated all the knowledge I’ve gained from Elle’s teaching and mentoring. I have attended planning and marketing workshops with other Cubers that were great value. She has also coached me in developing both my own NancyDeeSculptures website and the website for Creativity Cluster, a group of nine artists that I facilitate. Elle explains processes clearly, and tries to ensure that I can do a range of simple website maintenance and updating tasks myself. However, it’s great to know she’s always there as a backup! – Nancy Dee