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GET RETAIL READY - 1/2 Day workshop 

SATURDAY: 10am - 1.30pm  Date: 13 OCTOBER
Tutor: Therese O'Donoghue
Where: 98 Hudsons Road, Spotswood (2 min walk from train station)

​For: New and emerging small business owners


The Workshop:

  • Practical and actionable tips for translating ideas into products 
  • Understand pricing for profit and how to your specific market
  • Potential sales channels from niche markets, direct to consumer, retail
  • Building a customer database and developing customer relationships
  • Case studies from wholesalers & retailers
  • Marketing essentials for a creative business
  • Loads of opportunity to discuss and troubleshoot. Contact Therese if you have a specific topic you would like considered for the workshop


Beginner: $120 | New student

Discount offer:  Early bird prior to October 1st or with friend bookings $100 - Use code READY in checkout.


TUTOR: Therese O'Donoghue

Starting her first small business in 1999, Therese has created her own range of products from niche greeting cards that are still in production, stationery, and art products. She has worked extensively with artists and designers to develop their ranges and seek suitable markets for sales growth. Therese worked as a sales agent with The Agent Group for 7 years representing leading local and international brands, then 2013 starting Paper Empire Australia making artworks & representing artists with her partner Stefan Gevers. In 2018 a consolidation of business interests bought Therese & Stefan back into one studio where a range of classes are offered and where all of Stefans collections are now under the one banner, with Therese as Studio Manager.

"With a background in artist mentoring, manufacturing, sales, marketing and product development, you will be given access to over 18 years of my experience as a small business owner, and what I have learnt by representing many creative businesses. I am passionate about building strong creative industries that thrive in a changing world. I look forward to creating an open and supportive environment where knowledge is shared and participants come away feeling inspired!"

What to bring: Your favourite notebook, pen, list of questions & and open mind! Morning tea provided. 

Terms & Conditions Due to the nature of running the classes we can not give refunds or transfer or transfer your class to next term, unless classes are cancelled. Please make sure you have selected the correct date before booking and if for some reason you can not make the class/workshop you can send a friend instead.


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Pick up from our Studio, in Spotswood can be arranged by appointment.



Art couriers are used for all framed originals. Cost to clients are quoted at cost price & invoiced separately to the art purchase and must be completed prior to delivery. Artwork can also be collected from our studio.  We require the purchaser or their nominated adult to accept the artwork upon its arrival. 

Large artwork 100cm x 100cm and larger estimates
CITY METRO- Melbourne $80-$200; Sydney $180 - $220; Brisbane $220 - $260; Adelaide $180 - $220; Perth $350 


Larger limited edition prints (A2-A1-A0) ship in approximately 7-10 working days.
Original Art ship in approximately 7 working days.
Snowpuppe can take approx. 3 weeks to ship & this depends on availability. Framed prints can take approx. 3 weeks to ship.

Contact us prior to ordering if an item is required by a specific date or express post is required.