Put Me In Coach! I'm Ready To Play!
As handmade business owners, Leslie + Jill have been where you've been. You make incredible products, you really enjoy making them and you WANT to take the next step....but how?
Prior to running West Coast Leslie Designs & the SHIFT Handmade Market, Leslie worked in retail. For almost a decade she worked for several high-end retailers including Tommy Hilfiger, Roots, & LUSH Handmade Cosmetics. Leslie's speciality is helping handmade business owners sell their product without losing integrity, brand image, or personality! With humour + heart, Leslie aims to take the fear out of design + selling.
As an Electrical Engineer, Jill is the queen of organization, money management, and timelines. Her extensive knowledge of how corporations work + run is invaluable to her handmade clients who are looking at more efficient ways of running their business. From spreadsheets to email templates, she is the master of keeping the trains running on time. If you like bad jokes + corgis, you'll love maximizing your time with Jill.
the SHIFT Handmade offers a variety of packages to help handmade business take the next step
This coaching program is for total newbies who love to craft, and want to know HOW to make it more profitable and make the JUMP from crafter to handmade business owner. Leslie + Jill will work with you, in person, to help you design a business you love. Includes up to 5 hours of one on one coaching in the areas you need to focus on as well as basic how to's for the first couple years of your biz.
The Jump Start Program currently has two intake periods a year, which is when our regular market applications open. If you're interested in the program, sign up for our vendor newsletter!
This program is great for craftipreneurs who want to upgrade their biz. Focusing on consistent branding, images, + marketing. This is a perfect fit for brands who are 2-3 years in and ready to dive in. This in-depth relationship can include up to 10 hours of one on one coaching with Leslie + Jill, as well as investment in your business including booth design,+ helpful printable/spreadsheets to help streamline your biz.
Intakes for the Next Steps program is continuous throughout the year, provided we have the capacity to take on new clients. We currently have spots open, so drop us a line if you're wanting to take advantage of this program!