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Education Corner: Q&A With Gwen Bortner

Posted By TNNA Editor, Thursday, November 30, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Education Corner: Q&A with Gwen Bortner

As a veteran teacher to TNNA, Gwen Bortner will be teaching The Cash Must Flow: Creating Cash Flow Projections at the TNNA Winter Market on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Las Vegas. Learn more about Gwen’s class and why she thinks financial knowledge in this industry is a must. And if you want to take Gwen's classes at the Winter Market, sign up here

TNNA: Have you taught classes at previous TNNA trade shows? If not, what inspired you to teach now?

Gwen: Yes -- every show for the last 10 years!!

TNNA: Can you tell us a little more about the class you'll be teaching?

Gwen: As I spend more time consulting within the industry I am find more commonalities with areas of struggle. All three topics were developed based on questions and issues that consistently arise with my clients. If they are struggling, I am sure others are as well.

TNNA: Why should attendees consider registering for your class(es) at the TNNA Winter Market?

Gwen: Dealing with cash flow, issues around buying/selling a business are always hot topics for the independent business owner. Business/Finance classes aimed specifically at the craft enthusiast business are nearly impossible to find. So all the information will be not only generally applicable to all business, but also tailored to the businesses served by TNNA.

TNNA: Why do you think education is an important part of attending the Winter Market?

Gwen: Because I believe so strongly in the value of education, I always consider industry focused learning opportunities to be one of the most important reasons to attend any market. However, the new format with alternative class times also makes it possible for vendors and attendees to schedule a class or two into their schedule.

TNNA: Aside from education, what else are you looking forward to at the Winter Market?

Gwen: I am really looking forward to the new format and to see how the various participants leverage the various options for showcasing their goods. I also think it will provide even more opportunities to network which is another key aspect to attending the show.

TNNA: When preparing for your trip to the Winter Market, what's the one item you can't forget to pack?

Gwen: Comfortable shoes are ALWAYS a must and of course my materials for my classes. I also think a good method for carrying paper, notes and other similar items is critical.


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