We are always on the hunt for great workshop experiences for you, our maker friends! Lucky for us (pun INTENDED), member Lela Barker of Lucky Break Consulting (known for great wholesale advice for makers) hosted a two-day in-person workshop called Get Lucky Live and member Jenn Lamb happened to be helping at the conference. We asked Jenn for the 411.
Q: Introduce yourself and what you make and how long you've been doing it.
Hello! My name is Jenn Lamb. I am the maker + designer behind Unurth. I create modern, organic, cheerful ceramics inspired from nature. My aim is to bring a little bit of the outside in + create objects that slow us down in our daily rituals. Unurth was born in 2012. It has been an amazing journey so far and I am so excited for what the future holds!
Q: How did you hear about Get Lucky Live?
Lucky Break Consulting + Lela Barker crossed my path last year via twitter and I was immediately impressed with her insightful teachings for small biz. She is to the point + full of wisdom. I joined her forces part time and have been helping behind the scenes. Get Lucky Live was born from a desire to connect with makers in person. We wanted to roll out the red carpet to help our participants level-up!
Q: Who is it good for (and who is it not)?
This is great for small business makers looking to learn a lot in a really short period of time. Specifically this will resonate with folks who have the building blocks of a strong brand and are looking to start wholesaling right away. If you haven't wholesaled yet and are looking to dig in this would be perfect! Participants got a major boost in their wholesale game with workshops on getting great press, wholesale fundamentals, product pricing, keeping stockists happy, photo styling, and social media. It is amazing the info they get.
Q: What was the conference like?
Get Lucky Live was so much fun, redefining "work" to mean "work party." Held in Atlanta at The Seed Studio in September, no detail was left out! The event was styled beautifully and the food was delicious. Second, and so important was the intimacy of the setting. This is a small group workshop intensive. People are able to ask questions and connect with each other. The feedback was individually tailored and everyone was able to talk about the challenges in their own business. The coolest thing is while the workshops were happening, we worked on line sheets, order forms, head shots, styled editorial photos of their products and combined with the product photography taken in advance of the event, they left with a TON of tools that they could immediately utilize.
Q: What was the most valuable piece of information?
My favorite part had to be the Q + A with a buyer. Jessie of Young Blood Boutique (a gorgeous shop in the Atlanta area!) joined us to answer questions. It was incredibly valuable hearing from her directly and getting to ask questions. Best advice- Keep your lead times down, your collections concise + complete, and be friendly + to the point in your interactions. Oh and social media is MAJOR. This is how she found the majority of her vendors!
Q: Did you think it was worth the price?
A: It is definitely an investment, but taken all together, yes!! It blows my mind what Lela was able to put together. A weekend full of workshops + a hard drive full of incredible content and tools to put to use. Besides that? It was such a beautiful party. Everyone was awesome, approachable, and was really serious about making their businesses grow. Plus, the goody bags the participants got were awesome! We were fed, loved, and connected with each other. It was a blast as you can see from the pics. :) Lucky Break is currently scheming the next locale for the event. You can find out more + join the mailing list here: http://www.getluckylive.com/
Q: Where can people find your stuff?
A: You can find me online at www.unurthhome.com + on instagram @unurthwonder. Ill be at a few local shows (Renegade SF, Unique LA, Renegade LA), come say hi!
Q: Anything else?
A: Best of luck this season everyone!