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Etsy launches free mentorship program in Canada

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DH Calgary Staff Jan 26, 2016 8:05 am

After the success of its inaugural launch in Australia last year Etsy Resolution is going international for the first time, and Canada is one of the countries on the list.

From Monday January 25, Etsy invites Canadians to kick-off the New Year with Etsy Resolution, an online mentorship program designed to inspire entrepreneurship and creative business. The free, four-week program aims to unite ambitious self-starters in time to harness the momentum of 2016.

Comprehensive courses equip participants with the counsel and knowledge needed to open their own Etsy shop. Advice, lessons, tips and support are provided direct from seasoned experts who know best: small-business owners and Canadian makers such as lingerie designer Mary Young, stationery designer Erin Leroux, skirt and bag designer Mo Handahu and vintage store owner Amy Honey, each successful in using Etsy to make their professional dreams come true.

Led by these Etsy Seller Mentors, lessons released weekly included everything from brand development to product photography, pricing, marketing and more.

“We are thrilled to be launching Etsy Resolution across Canada and introducing potential makers to our community of sellers and experts through this online program,” says Erin Green, Managing Director of Etsy Canada. “With 72 per cent of Etsy sellers considering their shops to be a business, we look forward to encouraging more makers to pursue their passions and create businesses on their own terms.”

For nearly one-third of Etsy Canadian sellers, their business is their sole occupation and source of income, in addition to an artistic outlet that allows the freedom to define success on their own terms.

 


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