Berwyn Makers

Local support and resources for turning your craft or art into a business

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April Meeting: Budget Follow-up

Please join us on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30pm to continue our conversation about budgets. Tracy Bostrom, President of Cigal Concepts, will be on hand to answer questions about your individual budget, from setting goals to planning the details. Tracy is offering a wonderful service to our members and friends and I hope that you will all come take advantage of it!

If you missed Part 1 of our budget meetings, please follow the links to access Tracy’s talk and sample spreadsheet.

Tracy’s talk with BerwynMakers
Tracy’s Sample Budget Spreadsheet

I have personally found this budget information to be very helpful. As I work towards making my craft a full-time job, a budget helps me get realistic and stay on track from month to month. I know what I need to hustle and when I need to hustle. I hope it will be just as useful to all of you.

When: Thursday, April 10, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Unity Lutheran Church, 6720 31st Street, Berwyn (use middle door on north side of building)
Cost: Free!

We hope to see you there!


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March Meeting: Celebrate Pi with Pie!


This month’s meeting will be on the eve of Pi Day, which of course you know is 3.14! (that’s March 14th, so our Pi Day meeting will be Thursday, March 13th.)

How else to celebrate but with pie! We’ll supply a pie or two, plus all the plates, cups and napkins and such. Please email us or sign up in the comments if you can bring drinks or pie.

Why pie? Well, we’re fun like that, plus we wanted to give you an extra incentive to attend this meeting on a financial planning theme, since we know it’s so important, but maybe not super sexy.

Our wonderful guest expert is Tracy Bostrom.

Her goal is to help small business owners successfully carry out the duties of Business Administrator of their own business. The topics she’ll talk with us about at the Pi/Pie meeting are:

Setting goals
Creating a business plan
Keeping records
Time management
Resource maintenance (YOU!)

You can learn more about Tracy on her website: