Entrepreneurial Resources

Creative Capital – Funding/Assistance

Creative Capital provides grants for artist collectives or individual artists only. It is not applicable for organizations, education, or promotion. They have given out over $35M in grants so far. They also run a professional development program to help artists. Organizations can partner with CC in order to host a workshop.

Designing an MBA

At crafting an MBA, the goal is to help you polish those basic skills (like business planning and bookkeeping), develop a marketing plan (online and off), and help keep you up to date with trends in the business world – while also helping develop skills specific to a craft based business (selling online, craft shows, trade shows, and promoting your portfolio). This sites offers a workbook, how-to books, and one-on-one consulting services for a fee.


Etsy is an on-line marketplace of artists, creators, collectors, thinkers and doers. As a seller on Etsy, you join a community of helpful, knowledgeable sellers. This platform allows one to share ideas with fellow craftsmen through Etsy Forums, collaborations with other Etsians on an Etsy Team, events, and online workshops.

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations.The programs and services facilitate the creation of art by providing artists and art organizations access to funding, healthcare, education, and more.


IndieGoGo.com offers anyone with an idea – creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial – the tools to effectively build a campaign and raise money.


Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers and more. It is a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.


Quirky currently focuses on developing consumer products that could retail for under $150 and don’t involve integrated software such as mobile applications, business ideas, and complex electronics. Innovators who submit product ideas will receive detailed analytics related to Quirky’s online community feedback and input on their ideas, which can be used as a form of market research. Once the idea has passed all phases, the product is marketed on Quirky’s website.


Linking Winston-Salem is a gathering of professionals in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County wishing to grow professionally. Using new technology as well as old-fashioned networking opportunities. They post highlights and articles on community leaders, also.