Frequently Asked Questions
What is the registration deadline?
August 29th, 2023, at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. You must complete your payment before the course registration closes to join the course.
What is the Small Group Coaching?
If you purchase a ticket with Small Group Coaching, you'll be matched with an expert Mentor with industry experience and five to six peers in the artisan sector. You'll have a chance to discuss your personal challenges and goals, get product and market feedback, discuss the eMRP topics and how they apply to you, and learn from your peers during 4 one-hour coaching sessions held on Zoom in breakout rooms. By the end of the coaching sessions, you'll create concrete goals and an action plan to move you business forward. The sessions will be held from 1:00-2:15pm daily from September 19-22, 2023.
What if I can't attend all of the workshop days?
We understand you can't always attend for the entire time! This is why you will have exclusive access to all of the recorded videos for 6 months following the program, and you can re-watch unlimited number of times.
Do you offer scholarships?
Unfortunately, we do not have any available scholarships.
Can I get a discount?
Yes! Use the code EARLYBIRD2023 to get $100 off your registration when you purchase your ticket before June 27th, 2023, at 5:00pm EST. We also offer group rates for 3+ individual tickets. See Pricing above to purchase 3 tickets, or contact us at [email protected] to book more than 3 tickets. We also offer monthly payment plans. See Pricing above.
How long will I have access to the videos?
You will have exclusive access to all of the recorded videos for 6 months after the program ends, and you can re-watch unlimited number of times.
Can I attend if I'm not in the US?
Yes! Most of our eMRP alumni come from around the world. We know that your timezone might not be ideal for you, which is why we offer exclusive recorded video access for 6 months after the program ends.
Here's a quote from one of our 2018 Alumni from India, "After the MRP, we gained confidence in how our products stand in the market outside India. Since then, we have done two trade shows- in London and In Germany. We now stock at four stores across London and one in Germany with the market gradually opening up to us!"
— Vasanthi Veluri, MRP Alumni 2018, India
Can I attend if I am the US?
Yes! We have some amazing alumni who are based in the US looking for best practices in artisan sourcing, understanding how to start a global artisan brand, or to connect with global artisan partners.
Can I attend if I am just an individual and don't have a business?
Yes! The eMRP is designed to give you a big picture view of the global artisan sector and exactly what it takes to be successful. If you're a student, NGO, international development professional, or just a passionate person interested in getting involved in the global artisan sector, the eMRP will connect you to a network and give you great insight into the tools an artisan business needs to go global.
Just take it from one of our alumni, "The Market Readiness Program is singlehandedly the best program I could have invested in to further my career in the artisan industry. The wealth of knowledge that I gained, the invaluable connections that I met, and the experiences I made are all what has gotten me to where I am today. I will forever be thankful for Aid to Artisans!"
— Madison Pease, MRP Alumni 2018, USA
Can I sell my products at the eMRP?
No. This is a training and networking event, and not a sales opportunity. You WILL however, have a chance to network with other artisan businesses, including artisan producers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, and US based artisan importers.
Is the homework optional?
Yes. The homework is designed to help you take what you'll learn and apply it to your work, so we strongly encourage you to plan some time each day after the live workshop to work on the exercises.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes! After you attend the eMRP, or once you watch all of the videos (if you are unable to attend some of the live training), you will get an eMarket Readiness Program Certificate of Completion and join our amazing network of Alumni!