The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 1 through March 8. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.
These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.
Join us on Friday, Feb. 15 for Turning Your Hobby Into a Business, presented by Hamid Yazdanpanah. These days we have money-making opportunities at our fingertips, so this workshop is a must-take if you’re ready to get in on the earnings! If you’re looking for a guide, advice or feel stuck with a great idea or hobby, passionate about it, and now want to turn it into money, this workshop will deep dive into why and how to turn your hobby into a business.
Hamid will cover:
- Why turn your hobby into a business?
- Self awareness.
- The methods to research your product or service.
- Finding/creating funding.
- Social media marketing, sales, strategy and more!
About the Presenter
Hamid Yazdanpanah got his start in the retail grocery business in the mid-2000s, but found a love for video production and marketing on the side. Creating a role as the host of a local television show on Channel Austin, he turned that technical and public figure knowledge into a small local production company shooting TV commercials and music videos. Going from being in front of the camera to now behind it, the digital video marketing space was opening, yet many local businesses did not see the immediate ROI on it, and he felt stuck.
Eventually moving into a retail leadership position, he finally decided to launch Stumpy’s in the Summer of 2015 with all of the pricing, strategy, campaign and retail marketing skills he learned. A local dessert company which can now be found in restaurants, C-stores, special events, corporate pop-ups and even a 20-foot dessert trailer.
Now, as the business continues to grow, he shares his experiences and knowledge as a SCORE mentor in this workshop to current or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to turn their hobby into a business.