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This is what Set Up Shop alumni really think… + Registration Final Reminder


Hey Thrivers!

Just a quick final reminder that registration for the May class of Set Up Shop closes in less than 24 hours.

I’ll be shutting the virtual doors at 9am, on Wednesday April 30th (AEST). Just to help out those of you not in Australia, that time is:

  • 4pm Tuesday in Los Angeles
  • 7pm Tuesday in Toronto
  • Midnight Tuesday in London

Set Up Shop is affordable (less than $100 for the Silver Membership), practical, based on what REALLY works (learnt via my own and others’ trial-and-error actually DOING what I’m teaching you), repeatable (you can go through the lessons over and over again and make progress), always available (I even give you a pdf ebook of the entire content at the end for easy reference), and connects you to a private, supportive community of handmade business owners who really want to make their dream a reality.

I think you’ve heard enough from me about the course… and everything you need to know is on the course page here.

I wanted to leave you with some feedback from a few students that I’ve received recently.

I can tell you how useful, practical, and inspirational the course is till I’m blue in the face… but the true test of quality comes down to what the course alumni think


Set up Shop has been the most productive 30 days I’ve had in my business so far.

It has given me the opportunity to reflect on what I am doing, consolidate and reaffirm what I already do well and give me the push I needed to put into practice processes that will help me to grow my business further.

The daily lessons have been thought provoking and provided me with a clear series of action steps that I was able to work through at my own pace.

These together with the incredible support and shared knowledge provided in the private facebook group have really proven to be incredibly rewarding. I am so glad that I signed up for the course and can’t believe that I even hesitated to do so.

It is a small investment to make for such big benefits.

Thank you Jessica xo

~ Tania Robinson


I have found your course amazing and it has given me the knowledge and courage to do this. The help, knowledge and ongoing support shared by fellow like minded creatives also participating in your course through the facebook page has been invaluable and a source of inspiration.
So thank you Jess for creating this wonderful course and sharing all your know-how with me, I really have appreciated it.
~ Minna Cleggett


Loved this course… Really makes you think about your business & gives you a big kick up the bum to help achieve your goals… Now writing this, I think I need to go over it again so I can see how far I’ve come!!

~ Brianna Murray 


Thanks Jess – so great speaking with you and being a part of your fabulous Create & Thrive e-course.

Participating in the e-course made me feel more connected to a creative community of women and tapping into both yours and their Australian and overseas business experiences, was so enlightening.

It’s great to learn from someone who has done it and is current right now, working in their own creative business too – all from your at home studio/office and on the road too – fab!

Love what you do, mixing it up with your Epheriell jewellery designs, simply beautiful, together with your Create & Thrive business concepts and teaching methods – just so easy to follow with really useful practical information and lots of common sense too.

I am now better equipped to work on and in my business, having shared in the Create & Thrive experience, and I am so looking forward to kicking it up a notch, nurturing my business along and watching it grow.

Thanks for your inspiration, energy and extraordinary desire to help others in the creative industry, to get it right.

~ Colleen Moutsos


This class is awesome. Best investment I’ve made in my business. The private Facebook group is filled with talent and great ideas!

Lisa Palmer 


Register for the May course of Set Up Shop


Jess xx

P.S. Remember one of the May students will win a FREE virtual pass to the Artful Business Conference!


Van Den has written 320 posts in this blog.

Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.



Hey Jess. Totally looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the month – bring on MAY! I’ve been wading through the oodles of info out there about setting up shop (and blogging). Love that your course will pull it all together for me.

What say you?