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SBDC Presents: Art as a Business

August 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am


Presented by Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center.

Join us at Virginia MOCA for a presentation by Marc Willson, a Small Business Strategist, on Art as a Business. Listen to SBDC’s strategist explain how to make selling your art a business. Learn what you should be doing now to help your art stand apart, how to build your brand, and how to provide a social media presence that will entice people.

Following the presentation, Marc will be available for one-on-one sessions, at your business.


Presentation will cover the following:
• Dispelling the myths
• Sell your art without selling your soul
• Define and engage your collector
• Master merchandizing basics
• Market and advertise your artwork
• Build your brand
• Create a social media presence
• Embrace and understand the business side of selling your art
• Artist statements



Marc Willson,

Marc has 35 years of experience helping retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public.

In 1975, Marc started his retail career as co-owner of the largest distributor of Earth Shoes in the U.S. Since then he has held executive positions with retailers such as Britches of Georgetowne, Crown Books, Circuit City, The Bicycle Exchange, and Storetrax, Inc. Most recently, he traveled to Dallas, Texas to open the world’s first energy efficiency store for Current Energy, LLC, a company funded by Ross Perot, Jr.

Marc joined the Virginia SBDC Network in 2009 as a Retail Industry Consultant; he delivers seminars and assists retailers throughout Virginia and across the United States.



This event is free, however, space is limited.

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Virginia MOCA
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States


(757) 865-3128

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