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Meet Our Monthly Maker: Michael Ferrin, Woodworker and Artist

Meet Our Monthly Maker: Michael Ferrin, Woodworker and Artist

Artisan Entrepreneur, Member Stories, NextFab Stories

January 31, 2023

Website: www.michaelferrin.com Instagram: @ferrin.woodworking Tell us about yourself I grew up in South West Philadelphia. My father is a luthier and when I was a child he repaired instruments for […]

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How Fine Artists Turn To Technology: Laser Cutting

How Fine Artists Turn To Technology: Laser Cutting

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

June 14, 2022

Art and technology have been interconnected throughout history and recent developments have brought them even closer. Technology has ventured into each dimension of our existence, making everyday activities easier, quicker, […]

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The Benefits of A Makerspace for Entrepreneurs

The Benefits of A Makerspace for Entrepreneurs

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

January 19, 2021

Makerspace—a word you might hear often, but what is it? It basically describes any shared workspace. Our makerspace at NextFab is an advanced membership-based workshop filled with machinery, like-minded people, […]

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Online Strategies to Use for Small Business Saturday

Online Strategies to Use for Small Business Saturday

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

December 22, 2020

If there were a Marvel movie on community-centered shopping, Black Friday would be Thanos and Small Business Saturday (SBS) would be The Avengers. SBS is a shopping holiday that falls […]

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How to Sell Without Craft Fairs and Markets

How to Sell Without Craft Fairs and Markets

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

December 8, 2020

From makeshift home offices to Zoom happy hours with friends, 2020 has reshaped so many aspects of our lives. As the holiday season approaches, artisans and entrepreneurs must continue to […]

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Financial Planning For The Holidays

Financial Planning For The Holidays

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

November 24, 2020

It’s been a year of adaptation and adjustment for artisans and entrepreneurs, and the holiday season won’t be any different. That’s why we created a 3-part webinar series called, “From […]

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Artisan Entrepreneur, Member Stories, NextFab Stories

November 17, 2020

  Based only on the sheer number of 2020 memes that flooded our screens this year, it’s fair to say the end of this year is a cause worth celebrating. […]

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Offering Advice for Graduating Artists in a Rough Economy

Offering Advice for Graduating Artists in a Rough Economy

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

July 15, 2020

From job opportunities to studio space, a creative spirit will be key for art school graduates in the coronavirus economy. There can be opportunities in disruption. That’s an important piece […]

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Monthly Maker: Susan Murphy

Monthly Maker: Susan Murphy

Member Stories, NextFab Stories

May 14, 2020

Meet our Monthly Maker: Susan Murphy Website: jawnaments.com Instagram: @jawnaments TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF I am Susan Murphy, owner and founder of Jawnaments.com, Philly’s hyper-local ornament company.  I teach full-time undergrad business at […]

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NextFab is Moving to 1800 North American Street

NextFab is Moving to 1800 North American Street

NextFab Stories

December 4, 2019

The NextFab North Philly location is officially moving to 1800 North American Street in Spring 2020, after closing up the current location on November 30, 2019. Why is this happening? […]

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