Entrepreneurs of Knoxville | Local resource for creative business owners

Several months ago I started following @EoKtown on Twitter and discovered it was a great local resource for entrepreneurs of all industries. I immediately went to the website {www.eokhq.com}, filled out my profile and started making friends with other members. Then I found out they meet every Wednesday starting at 8:30am for several hours with a different speaker or program rounding out the first our of the meeting and a work session, pitch hour or other beneficial event for the second hour. Following the meeting members can join one another for lunch at a restaurant chosen by someone in the ‘Foodie’ group. Some members will just meet up for the lunch if their schedule was too hectic in the morning.

At first when I started attending these meetings I thought it would be just another avenue for me to meet some new people and increase my network for my fused glass art and photography businesses, but I soon found that I loved the dynamic of the group and now attend every week unless a client is paying me for my time. There are many members who regularly attend as well as some who show up when they can, but most importantly everyone shares, ¬†freely dispenses advice or engages in meaningful conversation. What’s different about EoK is that there are no dues, there are no rigid rules of organization, there is no selling and there is no feeling that anyone is better than the next person. What you do find at EoK is a welcoming place to share your ideas, get feedback, introduce yourself and your business(es) to a group of entrepreneurs who will soon become your friends.

Visit the EoK website, follow them on Twitter, find them on Facebook and get connected on LinkedIn. You will be glad you did!


{Creative Business Workshop}

{Creative Business Workshop}

Upcoming Dates: Sunday: August 28, September 25

9am to 5pm | Knoxville, TN

Are you are creative business owner wishing to grow your business?

Are you an artist seeking to make a living selling your art?

Do you have a creative idea you would like to turn into a business?

Are you curious how social media can help your business?

Do you want to take better photographs of your work?

Are you having trouble focusing on the most important tasks?

If you answered yes, to any of these questions the {Creative Business Workshop} is for you! This workshop is designed for anyone who has a creative business, whether you are an artist, craftsperson, photographer or designer. You will learn how to grow your business using simple tools, organizational skills and tried and true methods. Here is an overview of what you will learn during the eight hour workshop.


Defining your business

Assessing your skills

Branding your business

Setting up a shop or website

Marketing yourself and your business

Pricing for profit

Driving customers to your art/shop/website

Photographing your art/items to catch attention

Keeping in touch with your customers/clients


Cost: $99


Contact lisa@sassyglassstudio.com or 865.406.3870 to register for your choice of workshop date.

Workshops will be held with a minimum of 5 registrants. You will be advised if the date you have requested is full or will be changed.

Time: 9am to 5pm ¬†{Optional ‘on your own’ dinner meet-up after the workshop to network and socialize}

{Coffee and donuts served starting at 8:30am | Pizza and drinks served at noon}

Location: Office located at 130 W. Jackson Avenue, Suite 103, Knoxville, TN 37902. This is in the Old City and a parking pass will be provided so you can park right next to the building.

{Coming Soon}

Check back again very soon for complete information about {Creativity Central} and our line-up of workshops designed to help creative people get their new businesses up and running and their current businesses growing. We’ll also have opportunities to connect with other creative people as well as links to other places to find the help you need.

See you gain soon!
Lisa and Allan Mueller