From Scratch to Success: Starting Your Own Creative Small Business

By ·Writer/Brand Consultant/Co-Owner of Assemble Shop

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Create a mini-business plan for your creative small business

Have you been longing to start a small business, be your own boss or get your craft or product out into the local market? Join Go Mighty and Andie Powers, co-owner of Assemble Shop & Studio in this four-week class that will help you start writing a comprehensive plan for owning your own creative small business.


In this class, you'll learn how to develop:

A solid, unique idea and a plan to move forward with it A consistent brand that appeals to your customer base Knowledge of business basics, such as selling, marketing and planning A marketing and social media strategies for success


One student will win a $500 grant from Go Mighty to create a logo/design or for your business and/or blog, free brand consultation with Andie, who will make notes on your idea, marketing plan, and give you some personalized tips to help your business be the best that it can be.


Level: Beginner

Andie Powers

Writer/Brand Consultant/Co-Owner of Assemble Shop

Andie Powers is the co-owner of Assemble Shop & Studio, a freelance writer, and small business + brand consultant in Seattle, Washington. 

Andie is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in writing, literature and publishing. In 2009, Andie opened Assemble Shop & Studio, in the Phinney Ridge area of Seattle. Assemble's physical space integrated a gallery, a workshop studio, and a retail shop to host creativity of all kinds. After a successful three years, Andie and her business partner, Emily Grosse, moved Assemble online-only, in order to pursue global projects as well as local ones.

Andie's resume also includes marketing strategy work with corporate trend company and magazine, Look Look Inc., in Los Angeles, plus design and craft powerhouse Paper Source, out of Chicago.

Andie's writing credits include a staff writership on famed interior design and lifestyle blog, Apartment Therapy, freelance and sponsored  contributions to blogs such as Ecka & Pecka, and she is the principal writer and designer forAssemble: A Well-Crafted Life. Her published works include articles for Uppercase Magazine (Issue 17-forthcoming), The Bedford Reader (10th Edition, credited as Andie Wurster), and The Horn Book Guide (credited as Andie Wurster).

Andie lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Christian, and her chihuahua, Grady.

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    • 4 Video Lessons
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