Carol Schneider, owner of the recently opened beading and fiber shop, The Artist Within, has been awarded a scholarship for completion of the Marketing for Smarties course, presented this spring in Pagosa Springs.
The SHY RABBIT Art Center sponsored the scholarship through the ARTAdvantage program, which helps aspiring and professional artists progress toward the achievement of their dreams. SHY RABBIT’s mission is to promote, teach and nurture the creation of and appreciation for contemporary arts.
The Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College offers the Marketing for Smarties workshop twice a year locally, in partnership with the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, the San Juan College Quality Center for Business and Region 9. Marketing for Smarties teaches small businesses how to build a marketing and sales process to help them grow revenues. It is one of the courses which qualify businesses for a tax rebate under the town’s economic stimulus package.
Look for the next Marketing for Smarties workshop to be offered in the October timeframe.