Monday, July 30, 2012

etsyRAIN 2012 Summer Workshop Series: Balls Out Branding with Steph Cortes of nerdJERK

Summer Workshops with etsyRAIN
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center - Room 1
Date: Friday, August 10, 2012
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

"Balls Out Branding"
with guest instructor Steph Cortes of nerdJERK

Are you having trouble taking your small business to the next level? Do you want to connect with your customers in a more meaningful way? Are you struggling with showing the online marketplace just how awesome you are?

Be fearless with your awesomeness in Balls Out Branding! Certified Etsy Educator and SF Etsy Co-Captain, Steph Cortes will focus on why it's important to brand your indie business from the get-go! She’ll go into what branding really means, how you already hold the keys to the best brand possible and help you brainstorm ideas on getting your brand connected with the right people.

Get excited to show the world how rad you are with Balls Out Branding today!

What We’ll Cover:
  • How your brand comes out in your story through your process & products
  • How you can infuse your brand into your social media to engage customers
  • Find your three keywords to connect with your audience
  • What you will say to people through your logo, mission statement & online presence
  • How to make your brand shine through in all aspects of your business
About the Instructor:
Steph Cortes
Info Junkie + Crafter of Cuteness + Certified Etsy Educator

After starting her crafty business, nerd JERK, in 2009, Steph decided to learn everything she could to succeed at rockin’ it out on Etsy! She now mentors other creatives by sharing all she knows on what it takes to create a memorable brand & connecting with customers, Co-Captains the San Francisco Bay Area Etsy Team, SF Etsy, and is honored to be one of 15 Certified Etsy Educators that have been trained by Etsy to teach shop owners how to improve their small businesses online.

When she’s not teaching, crocheting or playing video games, Steph can be found making her grandmother giggle, cuddling her twin ninja cats or making art with her super-quiet husband. More of her geek cred can be found at

etsyRAIN 2012 Summer Workshop Fees
Price at the door: $35.00 per person