Photo Credit: Etsy Labs
Welcome to the first in a series of posts featuring Etsy! 

This week, I was lucky enough to spend a whole day at Etsy’s HQ in Brooklyn, NY for the First Etsy Success Symposium. I spent all day soaking it all up and meeting some amazing creative souls.

Etsy invited 100 of their sellers to attend in person and did an amazing job of broadcasting many of the sessions live to over 2000.  The sessions were inspiring, invigorating and fun.

There were branding and goal setting sessions with Vanessa Bertozzi – Director of Community and Education at Etsy, April from Blackbsurgbelle (interview with me coming in March) Michelle from WhenIGrowUpCoach (interview with me coming in March) and Lorrie founder of “our name is mud”. Some sound advice from Attorney Sarah Feingold and the singing CPA Steven Zelin. Amanda Hirsch covered what a creative business owner can learn from improv and Dave Brown Etsy Social media guru showed us some Twitter tips. Noah Scalin talked about his “skull a day” project and how to unleash your creativity. (shown below).

If you didnt get a chance to see any of the sessions on the live stream, you can watch the recordings here. How FABULOUS is that. I’ll also be covering some of the subjects over the next few months as many of these are near and dear to my own heart for getting us gorgeous creatives out there!

I especially enjoyed this keynote during our lunch hour with Nancy Soriana, co-founder of the Creative Connection event.

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ENJOY! Pop back next Tuesday for my behind the scenes post on Etsy HQ!