Hoppy Hour
Apr
21
4:30 PM16:30

Hoppy Hour

Love craft beer? We do too! 

Whether you're a beer nerd or just a beer fan you can join in for Hoppy Hour. 

Just bring a beer to share & you will get to try some new brews you may have never had before!

Hoppy Hour is from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

You are always welcome to bring whatever beer you like but here are some great beers for the spring: 

  • Wicked Weed Cool Cucumber
  • Wicked Weed Genesis Blonde Sour
  • Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso
  • Creature Comforts Tritonia
  • Creature Comforts Cosmik Debris
  • Orpheus Atalanta
  • Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer
  • Founders KBS 
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Essentials of Wholesale Business with Revive Bath + Body
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Essentials of Wholesale Business with Revive Bath + Body

The Essentials of Wholesale Business

Pricing: Non-Members $30,  Members $15

April 12th, 2016   Workshop with Revive Your Bath

6:30pm-8:00pm in our Terrace Studio

Caitlin Abshier is a graduate from Kennesaw State University where she studied entrepreneurship and business management. During college, Caitlin sold her soaps and other crafts at local markets, creating a demand for her locally made + natural products. After her graduation in 2014, she gave herself one year of hustle for Revive to see if she could create a sustainable business. After one year, she decided to launch a second line of products called Luxe Apothecary. Revive Bath + Body and Luxe Apothecary products are now sold in over 200+ store locations, including West Elm. Caitlin brings years of experience in branding, business startups, and sales with a focus in business to consumer products. 

About this workshop: 

This class will cover the basics of preparing your business for wholesale and landing your first wholesale account. 

  • Pricing and preparing your products for wholesale
  • Defining a catalog versus a linesheet
  • Minimums, reorders, terms, and other wholesale lingo you should know
  • Approaching retail buyers and perfecting your pitch
  • Selling strategies

Takeaways:

You will be empowered to prepare your business for wholesale & land your first account. This will include setting you up for success when it comes to creating a linesheet, creating a pitch & selling your product! You will be given a packet full of sample linesheets and catalogs to reference when developing  your own materials.

Prereqs & Preparation:

Nothing. Just bring something to take notes on!

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ACQUAINT
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

ACQUAINT

Creative Citizens Building This City

What does it mean to be a creative citizen in Atlanta? 

We're relaunching Acquaint to be centered around the discussion of creativity in our city & how it impacts us as citizens.

Join us at Acquaint on March 31st for a discussion with a few incredible people who are shaping our city in inspiring and creative ways: 

Ryan Gravel: Beltline Creator + Urban Planner
Aaron Fortner: Community Developer
Jonathan Rich: Atlanta Neighborhood Advocate

Stay afterwards for drinks and a tour of Foster.

Space is limited. RSVP today!

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Foster Member Yoga
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Foster Member Yoga

Before you crush the workday, start with some restorative yoga.

Helen McKeon is a LuLu Lemon ambassador, yogini & all around amazing member of Foster. She'll be leading us in an all levels flow class. 

Whether you've been doing yoga for awhile or are a complete newbie, this class is for you! 

Join us in the Foster Studio for member yoga March 30th at 9am. The class lasts about 45 minutes but feel free to pop out early if you need. 

Not a Foster member yet? No problem. Grab a free day pass! You can start the day with yoga and then try Foster's co-working space to knock some work out. 

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The Legal Basics of Starting a Creative Business
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

The Legal Basics of Starting a Creative Business

The Bare (Legal) Basics of Starting a Creative Business

Pricing: Non-Members $25,  Members $12.50

March 10th, 2016   Workshop with Jessi Patton

9:30am-11:30am in our Terrace Studio

Jessi's practice, Patton Law, empowers creative business owners and entrepreneurs by helping them build strong businesses and lasting legacies. Jessi serves entrepreneurs because she is committed to helping everyone bring their greatest gifts into the world fearlessly and with joy. She knows mastering the foundational aspects of business building create the conditions of success and open the door to the impact and freedom we want from our life’s work.

Jessi attended American University, a top law school in Washington, DC to pursue a career in commerce after working in international development and trade. Although she enjoyed and thrived in the fast-pace DC culture, she realized her passion was talking to people about the things that matter most to them and helping them to accomplish their own life’s goals. After graduating with honors, she made the decision to forgo an offer from the head of a federal trade agency and presidential appointee in order to create a law practice around helping people build their best life and business.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Member, Atlanta Bar Association

Leadership Committee, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

  • About this workshop:

How do I protect my company name? Do I need a license? What kind of business structure should I have? Do I even want to start a business?  So many questions run through our head when deciding to start a small business.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed and just ignore them but we know that’s not a good idea, so enter Jessi Patton of Patton Law, an Atlanta lawyer with a passion for serving artists and creatives.  Foster is partnering with Jessi to host a Bare Basics Workshop for creatives, artists, freelancers, and designers who have started or are thinking about starting their own business.

In the Bare Basics Workshop, you will receive straightforward clarity about:

  • Whether starting a business is right for you at all, based on your current situation;
  • An overview of legal structures, how much it costs to set up, and what records you are required to keep;
  • The most common legal structure that works for most creative micro-business owners and freelancers;
  • How to protect your brand and products through trademarks and copyrights;
  • Required licenses and zoning issues;
  • An overview of contracts and when you need them.

This workshop will be geared toward those who know little or nothing about business law.  Our goal is to provide a comfortable discussion space that will help you take empowered steps toward making your dream business a reality.  No question is too basic.  

  • What to bring: Nothing. Bring a pad/pencil or laptop if you'd like to jot note
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Managing Cash, Your Organization's Life Blood
Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

Managing Cash, Your Organization's Life Blood

Pricing: Non-Members $45,  Members $22.5

Jeff Moore is a solo-practitioner CPA and business consultant with over 37 years of professional experience. His virtual accounting firm, J.E. Moore, CPA provides outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO/Controllership services to start-up to $500 million/year businesses. He especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs and micro-business owners to help them profitably grow their businesses. In addition, Jeff is called on by CPA  and consulting firms, lawyers, investors, banks, boards of directors, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individual executives and professionals who retain him for projects involving accounting and financial management issues, ethics violations, business disputes, litigation, forensic accounting, and distressed or under-performing businesses.

About this workshop:

  • Basics of budgeting and financial forecasting
  • Using a 13-week cash forecasting tool
  • I'm out of cash! What do I do?

What to bring: 

  •  Pad/pencil & laptop
  • (not required): Bring any printouts or online versions of company financial statement, chart of accounts, general ledger (off of QuickBooks, Xero, or another package) and/or copies of short or long-term budgets/forecasts
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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs For Success
Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs For Success

Casey Graham is an entrepreneur and loves helping other entrepreneurs. He is the founder of The Rocket Company, a provider of coaching and resources to churches and non-profit organizations. The company began in 2009, with revenue growing by 832% by 2012 through recurring revenue.

In 2013, Casey was named Ultimate Marketer of the Year by InfusionSoft. The Rocket Company earned a place on the INC 5000 list three years in a row and was named the 14th Best Place to Work in Atlanta.

He shares his experience of growing businesses beyond the 7-figure revenue mark at CaseyGraham.com.  He lives in north Georgia with his wife, Kacie (yes, they have the same name) and their daughter, Darby, and son, Gage. 

  • About this workshop

As an entrepreneur and young business leader, you’re the most valuable piece of your organization, project or idea.  And the success of your organization will be determined by how your value as the leader increases.  

Casey will share from his experience as a 7-figure CEO the five most important things you need as a business owner to increase your capacity and value as the leader.  Which will in turn lead to exponential growth of your success.  You can take your business to the next level as you, the leader, grows.

  • Takeaways

- An understanding of your value as the entrepreneur and how to increase your value in the business

- How to increase the value of your business with the 5 most important things you need for success

- The absolute necessary things to take your leadership and business to the next level

  • What to bring

You’ll want to jot down some notes and learnings, so bring your laptop, Bamboo Spark, journal or clean-ish napkin.

Have a burning question to ask a fellow entrepreneur? Bring it and we’ll take some time to chat.

 

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