November Maker Market and Business Workshops at YPRL


November is traditionally the time for makers’ markets to be held across our branches at Yarra Plenty Regional Library. But this year, although we can't come together in the marketplace to search for unique gifts and to sell our wares, we can meet together online for workshops, to share some craft ideas and give local makers an online boost! Join us through November to learn some new skills and discover your new favourite artisan in our maker directory. We'll be featuring artist and maker profiles on our social media throughout November, our directory will be online from the start of November.

Whether you are a buyer, a seller, a maker or all three, there is something on this month to educate and inspire you.

Check out the Maker Market here.


Business Workshops

Over the coming weeks, Makerspace Online, in partnership with Banyule Youth Services and their youth makers team, are delivering 3 workshops tailored towards creative minded people wanted to learn about turning their hobby into a career.

31 October - Business Basics

14 November - Social Media Marketing for Makers

28 November - Mentoring for Makers

Details and booking here


Creative Workshops

If you'd like to try something new and creative, Make Beeswax wraps, use fabric to wrap gifts, or upcycle your clothes into something fresh. 


Local Councils

Councils are also here to help. Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea are all viewing the next two years as a time for recovery and re-invention. Each has a small business unit with the resources to help locals pivot their efforts into a sustainable business opportunity. 

Banyule 

Banyule Business have organised a workshop through Business Victoria on Business Planning Essentials, you can book here.

Whittlesea 

You can call 92172278 to get support to local businesses, and Whittlesea Localised has details for support, mentoring and networking. 

Nillumbik 

Support for local businesses here


Resources to inspire you:

Social Media Success for Every Brand

Risk & Resilience

The Creative's Guide to Starting A Business

How to Make It

Makers

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