SCORE Workshop : Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

Turn Your Hobby into a Business (English) 

These days we have money making opportunities at our fingertips, so this workshop is a must take if you're ready to get in on the earnings! If you're looking for a guide, advice or feel stuck with a great idea or hobby, passionate about it, and now want to turn it into money, this workshop will deep dive into why and how to turn your hobby into a business.

Hamid will cover:

  • Why turn your hobby into a business?
  • Self awareness.
  • The methods to research your product or service.
  • Finding/creating funding.
  • Social media marketing, sales, strategy and more!

       Speaker: Hamid Yazdanpanah

Hamid got his start in the retail grocery business in the mid-2000's, but found a love for video production and marketing on the side. Creating a role as the host of a local television show on Channel Austin, he turned that technical and public figure knowledge into a small local production company shooting TV commercials and music videos. Going from being in front of the camera to now behind it, the digital video marketing space was opening, yet many local businesses did not see the immediate ROI on it and he felt stuck.
      Eventually moving into a retail leadership position, he finally decided to launch Stumpy's in the Summer of 2015 with all of the pricing, strategy, campaign and retail marketing skills he learned. A local dessert company which can now be found in restaurants, C-stores, special events, corporate pop ups and even a 20-foot dessert trailer.
       Now, as the business continues to grow, he shares his experiences and knowledge as a Score mentor in this workshop to current or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to turn their hobby into a business.