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Build a Creative Business with East Fork

East Fork co-founders Connie & Alex Matisse show how you can transform your hobby into a creative business with purpose, resilience, and joy.
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Build a Creative Business with East Fork

Have you ever dreamed of growing your hobby into a successful creative business? Join East Fork co-founders Connie & Alex Matisse in their first online class.

Just starting out? Not sure a business is right for you?

This DesignClass is perfect for those looking for wisdom to take the leap.

Delve deep with East Fork co-founders Connie and Alex Matisse as they show how they got started and the lessons they learned in turning a small operation into a dynamic mission-driven company.



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New York Times, Dwell, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, New York Magazine, House Beautiful, Fast Company, Architectural Digest

What would starting a business mean to you?

Learn how to create a meaningful brand, sell your products online, market to new customers, use Instagram to grow your audience, hire a good team, and why having a strong vision for your business is essential.

Their lessons are practical and based on the nitty-gritty details of taking East Fork from a small farm in rural North Carolina, to a thriving business in Asheville. A business that collaborates with world-class artists and has a positive impact on their local community.

Develop your vision & brand

Learn how to grow your hobby into a vision-driven business with a positive impact on your community.

Starting from scratch, explore how to refine your brand into something you can be proud to show the world. Connie & Alex talk about the struggles and opportunities behind being a socially-active company.

Launch your Sales

Learn how to approach selling your creative product in a competitive & distracting world.

Plan and learn how to develop products that scale as you grow your hobby into a thriving business. Connie & Alex show how their team explores new product launches and marketing.

Grow your Instagram & voice in the world.

Discover how to communicate your brand & product to potential customers.

Celebrate your Personality and learn how to make Instagram work for you as the #1 marketing and customer relations tool. It’s ok to have quirks, learn how to maintain your ingenuity and personality as your business scales.

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Each lesson features exclusive videos and hands-on activities to help you learn quickly and effectively.

Connie & Alex Matisse
Visionary leadership from Asheville, NC.
Connie & Alex Matisse

Starting from humble beginnings in the mountains of North Carolina, Connie & Alex have helped grow East Fork into a dynamic company. One that not only manufacturers and sells thoughtful and durable ceramic dishware but also strives for an equitable future for all.


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