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Find your people the old-fashioned way.
Better your business the 21st-century way.
The Nation is Calling
You’re a workhorse of the creative economy. You’re independent, energized, boundary-breaking, and gifted, and you want to make a living doing what you love. That also means you’re a small business owner. But does that mean you know exactly how to run your business? We can help.
Get Out of the House
Running a creative business by yourself is intense, especially when guided by your passions. Let us dig you out of your inbox and coax you out of your studio. We’re a community of makers just like you, and we want you to succeed. Join us to learn valuable skills and build your support network.
We’ve kicked things off in Portland with a great line-up of educational workshops and unique programs, but we can’t do it without you. Join the nation by becoming an nnual member, a digital citizen, or give to the cause to help us get rolling and build a tight-knit community. Are you in?
We arm creative entrepreneurs with the business education and community network they need to thrive in the creative economy.
education. activity. resource. community.
Welcome to the Nation.