Thursday, June 08, 2006

Back from hiatus

Fell behind on updates while I was scrambling to finish my thesis last semester, but here's what's going on with RWMI now.

1) Market Opportunities
We've been to a couple outdoor markets, including Artsplosure and the Crafter's Flea Market. These outdoor booth markets seem to be much better venues to sell the women's crafts than our previous attempts. We even had some offers from perspective volunteers. I am working on creating a mailing list to help with communication for all those interested.

2) Entrepreneurship Classes
The Women's Minority Business Center in Raleigh came for three weeks to teach the women about market research, product design and pricing. Everyone is still working on putting these new ideas into practice, but it seemed to spark off a lot of lightbulbs.

3) Upcoming Events
  • Saturday Jun 10: 10am-7pm -- Raleigh Bazaar Arts & Crafts Show, NC State Fairgrounds, Exposition Building Sorry, this was a miscommunication. We won't actually be here.

  • Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday July 1, 2 and 4 -- Durham Eno Festival

  • Saturday, July 22 (raindate Saturday, July 29): 8am-2pm -- Crafter's Flea Market, parking lots of Ornamentea on West Street at Johnson St. in downtown Raleigh
I'll get photos posted from each of these events as they happen. I also finally have time again to get our website working *crosses fingers*

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