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The Business of Art – Mesquite

September 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Many thanks to the Mesquite Fine Arts Center and the Virgin Valley Artists Association for recognizing this program’s value for the local artists and community members of Mesquite. Their wonderful role of hosting this event at their Gallery is greatly appreciated by all involved.

Are you an artist, hobbyist or creative individual looking to channel your talent into a small business? We’re looking for people like you who want to learn how to make a profit out of your creations. Topics include: 

Intro to Business Basics
Opportunity Recognition

Using Social Media to Sell Your Art
Why Artists Need Websites

Pricing your Art for Profit (How to do a Break Even Analysis)
Helpful Resources:

Made in Nevada
Nevada Marketplace Merchant Opportunity

Join us for six hours of hands-on instruction to learn more about turning your art into a profit. Numbers matter –  what are your labor and material costs? Are you writing off legitimate expenses like mileage, travel, workspace and administrative costs? Business numbers matter, let’s make it work!

Who Should Attend?

Creative Individuals
Current business owners wanting to learn more

How Often Does Class Meet, and What Time?

This class meets on three consecutive days – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, September 30, October 1, & October 2, 2019 4:00 – 6:00 pm for a total of 6 classroom hours.

About your instructor

Kathy Halbardier has over 25 years of experience in small business development as a highly successful entrepreneur as well as a sought-after advisor by those in all stages of business ownership. Her areas of expertise include business plan counseling, marketing, strategic planning, economic development and business education and training.  With over 10 years in banking and other types of financial institutions, Kathy has assisted businesses in financial planning and access to capital through alternative lending sources.  Kathy is a certified NxLeveL instructor who has taught the 15-week business-planning course in Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Minden, Gardnerville, Silver Springs, Ely, Winnemucca, and Virginia City. She also taught the Agriculture-themed curriculum to over forty ranchers and farmers in 8 Nevada locations. She successfully ran her own business operation in the wine industry taking the product from dirt to bottle, selling her product to a variety of local retailers, including Costco.

Kathy has special expertise in product manufacturing through the Lean process, business planning, growth and work-out strategies through Six-Sigma processes, product development, technology research, innovation and diversification.  Special emphasis has evolved around the Nevada Food Forum, HACCP training, and regulation changes impacting the state administration code.

Kathy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. She currently works part time for the Nevada SBDC as a trainer and counselor.




September 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Nevada SBDC
(775) 784-6879


Mesquite Fine Arts Center
15 West Mesquite Blvd.
Mesquite, NV 89027 United States
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(702) 346-1338