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Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship

Beginning in October 2018, Richland Library is launching the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The innovative Etsy curriculum will provide microbusiness training to adults with existing creative skills through a series of 6 classes.

Eighteen applicants will be selected to participate in this training program that will guide them through becoming craft entrepreneurs. The program utilizes Etsy’s platform for selling creative goods as the real-world learning lab. Students will learn the basics of starting and running an online business which includes: pricing, basic accounting, product photography and marketing. Classes will take place on:

  • Monday October 1, 6-8 pm
  • Monday October 8, 6-8 pm
  • Monday October 15, 6-8 pm
  • Monday October 22, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday October 27, 2-5pm
  • Monday October 29, 6-8 pm

Creative Entrepreneurship at Richland Library

Through our creative entrepreneurship services, we empower makers, artists and artisans to turn their passion into a successful microbusiness. Richland Library provides the equipment, knowledge, and support system to help community members discover flexible and fulfilling employment options. While our focus is supporting creative entrepreneurs, the result is a strong and resilient economy, a robust arts community and improved work-life balance for Richland County Residents.

The following maker equipment is provided in The Studios at Richland Library. To find out more about accessing these resources visit Studio Services or call 803-929-3445.

  • Woodworking Equipment
    • Miter Saws
    • Table Saw
    • Jigsaw
    • Router
    • Wood Burning Tools
  • Production Stage Equipment
    • Canon T5i DSLR Cameras
    • Canon XF100 Camcorder
    • Lighting & Audio equipment
    • Product photography table
  • Fabric Arts
    • Sewing Machines
    • Serger Kromski Loom
  • Other Arts
    • Silhouette Cameo
    • Light boards
    • Die cutting machines
    • Crop-A-Diles
  • Post Production Lab
    • Six computers housing software including the Adobe Creative Cloud applications

Cola Creatives

Cola Creatives is an ongoing support and sharing session. Meet with us to discuss the challenges, successes and everything in-between of the creative entrepreneurial lifestyle. Whether you just have an idea, or are a seasoned seller, all are welcome. Visit our events page to find out about our next session or email us at