Made South hosts “Gumption” conference for business owners at the Factory

Made South hosts “Gumption” conference for business owners at the Factory

Made South, a curator of Southern products and gourmet foods, will be hosting their first business event at the Factory at Franklin on Saturday, March 24.

There will be 14 speakers and panelists at the day-long conference, “Gumption, a Business Conference for Makers and Artisans.”

It is the first time Made South, which produces market events across the Southeast, has hosted such a conference, aimed specifically at creative and artisan business owners.

The event will answer questions such as “Should I be filing quarterly taxes?” “Is bookkeeping really important?” “When is the right time to incorporate?” and “What tools should I be using to grow my business?”

Topics will include:

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Digital/Social Media Marketing
  • Website/E-commerce Optimization
  • Payment Acceptance 101: What Every Growing Business Should Know
  • Using Facebook, Google, and Email Marketing To Increase Sales
  • How To Get Your Product Into Retailers
  • Lessons Learned From Successful Makers & Artisans

Tickets, which cost between $199 to $299, allow access to the conference Saturday and the Gumption Get-Together on Friday evening, where attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other participants and speakers over small bites and cocktails.

Coffee, donuts and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Founded by Nashville native and fourth-generation Tennessean Chris Thomas, Made South brings together Southern makers, craftsmen and artisans for events held across the Southeast. Thomas works to curate the best goods found south of the Mason-Dixon line to show at these Made South events that bring together craftsmanship, food, drink, music and art.

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Jamison Theater inside The Factory, located at 230 Franklin Road

Tickets: $199 to $299, can be purchased here.

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Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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