Curious about working with bloggers & influencers but don't know where to start?
Come meet the largest influencer & blogger community in Minnesota, the Twin Cities Collective!
Learn more about how microinfluencers can use their influence bring in traffic, followers & sales to your business, without having to build a following of your own!
Hosted by Laura
Being a blogger or creative can be fulfilling, but sometimes we all need to get out of the house already. Two bloggers met for breakfast and had such a good time, we decided to invite you along. Do you have an idea for a collaboration you've been mulling? Are you looking for help with a certain creative task? Want to just give your cat some space and hear what other bloggers are up to? Join Laura from One Girl, Two Cities for a casual conversation and exchange of ideas.
Join the facebook group for the link!
So excited for our next event! Get your free tickets below
7-8: Panel Discussion
8:30-10-if you are still around, head over to Kona Grill at Ridgedale
This month is all about branding & web design so I'm super pumped to be having 4 web designers and branding experts join me to talk about websites and why they are so important for building a brand!
Those designers include
Allison Burns of alliemariedesign.com
Jo Magliocco of brandingbabes.co
Christine Sampair of tccurations.com
Melanie Lea of mybilliedesigns.com
The location is tentative and may change during the next 2 weeks.
Our next meetup!
The Women's Small Business Expo is the first in a series of many that will showcase local businesses owned by women within the Twin Cities. Entrepreneurs across the Minnesota Metro will come together to display their arts, crafts, handmade clothing, handmade jewelry, beauty and body supplies, spa and healthcare services, and much more.
Sat, May 13, 2017
New salon on 38th and Bloomington Ave S, Mpls.
We are an eco-obsessed local-obsessed company carrying only local lines. The opening is also an art opening for our local artists with music by local performers! We will have (you guessed it) local snacks and prizes as well :)
This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students are able to choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving the class with their very own handmade laptop case, clutch, or sunglass case and coin purse. Depending on what you are making, you might need the entire 3 hours, but some might finish earlier.
Materials included: Vegetable tanned leather, brass or nickel hardware and linen thread. All tools provided for student use.
You will be able to choose the size of your case by selecting the ticket option below. When you arrive there will be a variety of colors you can choose from (black, different shades of brown, tan and even a few bright colors).
Mandi Smethells owner of Smooth Hills Weaving will teach you how to make that gorgeous wall hanging you have always wanted! Join us at Weaving LAB and we will fit you with everything you need to make weaving your latest hobby. You will learn everything from fibers and their functions, weaving techniques, getting to know your weaving & tools, and where you can procure great yarns locally. The weaving techniques covered in this LAB include; pain weave, ray loops, shag, basic shapes, fringe, and finishing techniques. Like all of our creative workshops, this is a very hands-on experience. You will get a great start on a wall hanging project with Mandi showing you all the necessary skills to take it home and finish it. Light bites and refreshments will also be served.
More than 160 juried vendors of vintage finds, antiques, architectural salvage and repurposed, upcycled and artisan goods. This is an indoors, best-of shopping experience -- displayed in beautiful and clever ways! Props Nirvana for photographers and other creatives. Vendors restock daily. This is a great gal-pal outing! Among special activities this show:
*** Color expert and decorative painter Annie Sloan will teach free, hands-on workshops using Chalk Paint® and sign copies of her 26th book, “Annie Sloan Paints Everything” *** Flea Market Style mag editors Ki Nassauer and Celeste Shaw will sign copies of the Spring issue *** KSTP-TV home and garden expert Larry Pfarr will demonstrate how to incorporate vintage items into Spring tabletop and home decor *** All day Friday, attendees can register to win $25 cash tokens they can redeem for merchandise in the booth of any Junk Bonanza vendor.
THURSDAY 10AM-5PM (Early Birds come in at 8AM) FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9AM-5PM $10.00 general admission at the door. $25.00 Early Bird online (good for 8AM admission opening day and regular admission Friday and Saturday, too). Early Bird $30.00 at the door.
The Collective is beyond your typical pop-up – it’s an interactive experience to promote your business through shopping stations, interactive art and a killer line up of speaker sessions where local creatives and business owners share their passion & knowledge. This popular and unique portion of the event will help educate people on the importance of local, small business, creative insight and artistry. It will also be an Instagram worthy event, which is always our goal with LAB. Yet, our big goal is making this event affordable for you, while offering a brick & mortar store to sell your goods and a strong promotional strategy for the event and your business. Our mission is to create, connect and collaborate, and this event allows us to do just that. https://www.labmpls.com/the-collective-2017/
You are invited to join hundreds of women entrepreneurs for the 4th annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by WE*. This year, it's all about the customer and how to keep them at the heart of your business throughout the value chain. The half day seminar will feature successful entrepreneurs and professionals sharing personal success stories and lessons learned related to product testing, user experience, manufacturing, retail and marketing.
The Twin Cities Collective for Bloggers and Creatives is teaming up with Leadpages, the industry leader in landing page builders, for a meetup! Come enjoy food and beers, get to see the Leadpages HQ in Minneapolis and learn more about their software that can bring new clients, readers and leads to your website!
Make sure to RSVP to this event!
More info coming soon!
Learn more about leadpages before the event at www.leadpages.net.
Backstage access and insights while enjoying a free interactive educational panel with dynamic local leaders in Fashion, Design, & Social Media industries sharing business secrets together with the public debut of by Niche, a woman-owned, MN-based global marketing (etc!) firm. Join the conversation and soak it all in.
RSVP REQUIRED whatshesaidwmpls.eventbrite.com
This workshop is for small businesses who want to build and maintain a sustainable business. The class dives into focused, actionable strategies created specifically for your business. By the end of the class you will not leave with a list of ideas but an effective plan executed in your business that will make 2017 your business's best year yet.
What: The following will be highlighted.
Intro to building and maintaining your small business
Goal setting and business planning
Branding and Marketing
Creating a client focused conversation
Work less, earn more, find balance in your life
MNCommunity is partnering with the amazing new Can Can Wonderland in Saint Paul to bring you a one-of-a-kind Instameet on February 27th!
Can Can Wonderland will be open only for MNCommunity to explore and photograph the 18 hole artist-designed mini-golf course, the boardwalk, and open spaces that are all artist designed! If you are lucky, you might even spot a unicorn
Hit the barre and connect with local creatives! Join us for our traditional Haute Shake-It class from 1:30 - 2:30pm with a social hour to follow including tasty snacks and giveaways from amazing local brands! All proceeds will go to Still Kickin to support their February Hero of the Month! Space is limited! Sign up now! We will have a waitlist in case you need to back out as well! If you can't make it to the class, you can come to the social hour!
Here's the link to signup! Only 20 spots available!
MNCommunity is partnering with Tonkadale Greenhouse in Minnetonka to help kickoff your spring gardening with an Instameet at their Greenhouse.
Participants will be able to explore the beautiful and photogenic greenhouse, be part of live demos and will even be able to take home their own succulent or seed pack.
When does the event start? Doors open and registration starts at 8:30am. We’ll have coffee ready for you. Speaker will begin at 9am.
Parking? There’s paid parking in an attached ramp or free parking on the street. Make sure to read the signs as some parking is only 2 hrs and only applies during rush hour.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Calling all rad creative females to join us for our annual Galentine's Day celebration! Girl time and giveaways, tacos and truffles. We'll also have a boomerang station and a G-Day affirmations station for you to write a love note to yourself or a friend!
Come learn more about the Twin Cities first FREE co-working collective for moms of young kids and see how you can get involved! We'll drink some wine, have a nosh, and get to know each other. If you decide you'd like to get matched to a co-working group, you can fill out an online application for membership.
It's a new year with new possibilities - Will you be making your bold move this year?
We’re bringing together a panel of amazing Young Professionals who will share how they have made bold moves as a Young Professional and how it has impacted their careers. The road hasn't always been smooth, but they're carving out their own path one step at a time.
How To Make Bold Moves:
5:30pm - Arrive + Networking
6:00pm - Making Bold Moves Panel, Q&A
- Tyler Hetland, Schermer Co
- Kayla Hollatz, KaylaHollatz.com
- Kevin Clark, Pentair - Hoffman
- Ashley Grossman, Salvation Army
6:45pm - More Networking + Apps + Drinks
Get your ticket now for our first 'How-To Happy Hour' of 2017 and get inspired to make the bold moves in your life!
Register today: https://howtomakeboldmoves.eventbrite.com/?aff=tccollective
Relax and mingle, casually getting to know other local entrepreneurs over coffee. We'll start a group conversation around 7:15pm. Our topic for this first social hour will be strategies for getting the most bang out of every hour and helpful approaches to achieve the most work-life balance possible in whatever stage of business development you may find yourself. Bring any thoughts and questions on the subject as well as your lovely self just to unwind, teach, and learn while getting inspired and getting to know other likeminded business owners. Open to all, join us!
Sign ups start on Monday, January 9, 7:00 am