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October 26, 2018, Friday - Giant Steps 2018 at Courtyard by Marriott

Time: 9:00am – 5:30om, followed by a networking happy hour on-site

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 1500 S Washington Ave

Giant Steps 2018

Giant Steps is a day-long gathering for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives. It's a place to expand your network, advance your thinking, and enhance your skills. It's about exchange, collaboration, and community.

What will you get from Giant Steps? 
• Inspiration and insights to push your work forward
• Connections with like-minded souls and future collaborators
• Valuable information and resources for building a sustainable creative career or business.

Why Giant Steps? 
1. Because there is no blueprint for success. Instead of “experts”, we gather creative, talented, forward-thinking people together to share their experiences and lessons learned in their work building creative businesses and artistic careers.

2. Because the magic is in the mix. By bringing together a great mix of people, we create an opportunity for you to learn from folks who maybe don’t do what you do, but share similar challenges. The mix of fresh ideas from artists and entrepreneurs--and the possibility of “unlikely collaborations”--provides great opportunities to make giant steps in your own work.

3. Because there are practical things we all need to do to make our work…work. Taxes, legal topics, money, marketing. We’ll help you with some of those, too.

4. Best value for professional development, with a personal side, too.

  • Full day of conversations on the topics that hold us back, but are rarely discussed so openly.
  • Choice of workshops on practical topics like legal, tax, marketing, more.
  • One-on-One sessions with past Giant Steps speakers
  • Network-building opportunities throughout the day
  • Professional portrait included
  • Drawings for services, products, and art from other Giant Steps fam, valued $50 and up.
  • Lunch, snacks, and a drink at happy hour all included in the price.

Throughout the day, you'll have the chance to link with some of the brightest and most interesting artists and entreprenuers in Minnesota and beyond.