Modern makers must wear many hats to run a successful creative small business, but we know that finding the time and resources to learn new skills can be challenging. As we head into One Of A Kind season, we know your time is at a premium and we are so grateful for all of the love and energy you put into your OOAK preparations. 

So, together with our friends at Vetrina Group, we created Show Biz School to help one #ooak19 vendor optimize their business for the show year ahead. They'll benefit from consultations with all of our best Friends of OOAK to learn how they can level up all areas of their business, for the show and beyond!


Winter 2019

  • 3 Step Consultation with Vetrina Group:
    • Pre-Show Business Success Planning
    • Onsite Business Execution
      Post-Show Round Up and Forecasting
  • Pre-Show Booth Design Consultation with VM ID
  • 15 Hours of Professional Staffing from Cotton Candy Events
  • Onsite Product Photography Session with Nick Lafontaine Photography
  • Post-Show Digital Marketing Class at Camp Tech

Spring 2020

  • Phase Two Business Success Planning and Execution Consultation with Vetrina Group
  • Spring Booth Refresh Consultation with VM ID
  • 15 Hours of Professional Staffing from Cotton Candy Events



In August, we put out the call for applicants, asking them to reflect on all the progress they've made in their business so far and where they want to be in the next few years. We loved reading about all of your amazing acheivements and inspiring goals for the future and are excited to announce our lucky winner!

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Meet our very first student to be enrolled in #showbizschool ✏️ AnneMarie Mindardi from @roverboutique 🐶 ⁣ ⁣ #showbizschool is a dual-show program developed in partnership with @vetrina_group to help one artisan in our community grow and further develop their business. Learn more about the program in our “✏️” highlight where we’ll be saving AnneMarie’s progress as she goes! ⁣ ⁣ When asked why AnneMarie applied to the program and what she’s looking forward to learning she described;⁣ ⁣ “While I have definitely grown from my first One of A Kind Show, there are struggles I face each year, which I think having industry guidance on will help me breakthrough a rut I've been experiencing and help push my business forward. ⁣ ⁣ At the end of the day I face the same struggles everyone out there in the artisan community faces - day to day challenges of running a business and wearing multiple hats, preparing and getting ready for a big retail show, questioning my brand and product offerings (trying not to get stuck in the comparison game), all while trying to get to the next level and what that means in terms of daily operations / work and life balance / cash flow —the list goes on and on. ⁣ ⁣ I am excited to put it all out there and share my journey in hopes of not only learning about myself and my business, but to help other fellow makers as well!”⁣ ⁣ We are SO looking forward to being on this journey with you, AnneMarie 💗⁣ ⁣ #ooakdiaries ⁣ #ooak19

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But Show Biz School isn't only for our winner. Each of our Friends of OOAK will also be offering their services to help you boost your business. Click the logos above to learn more about our each of our partners and see which classes will help you make the most of your time with OOAK.