Hudson Library Program Cultivates Entrepreneurs

In partnership with Etsy, an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and crafts, Hudson Library & Historical Society offers free classes to help craftspeople establish online businesses to sell products to a broad market.

The classes at the Hudson Library are part of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and are taught by instructor Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist who has extensive experience using Etsy to sell and promote her artistic creations.

The most recent winter 2020 program ran five sessions from February 19 to March 11.  Interested students were required to meet eligibility requirements and complete an online application. Our office manager Sharon Lingo, a talented craftsperson who makes elegant greeting cards, was accepted into this class. Sharon shared her thoughts on the experience “I was honored to be accepted into the Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The classes offered extensive instruction on how to develop a successful e-commerce business. I am working on creating a variety of handcrafted items and have a goal to make my shop active in the near future.”