AQR Academy

Fall 2020
The resources, solutions, skills and strategies you need to run your business for the year ahead.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, with registration opening on September 22.

Cost for subscribers is $95
Cost for non-subscribers is $195. Note: Become a subscriber today and save even more money.

A one-day virtual event for shop owners and quilting industry professionals.


Gold Sponsor: Jaftex Gold Sponsor: QT Fabrics Gold Sponsor: Curtis Accounting Solutions Silver Sponsor: Moda Fabrics
Silver Sponsor: C&T Publishing Bronze Sponsor: Clover Bronze Sponsor: Aurifil Bronze Sponsor: Like Sew Websites

Registration includes

  • Virtual event covering topics critical to running a small business.
  • Recordings of day’s classes for future reference.
  • Opportunity to network with other industry professionals
  • First 200 registrants receive a Swag Bag Box shipped directly to them.
  • All participants are invited to join a private Facebook group.
  • Continuing the conversation through FREE monthly Zoom networking events
  • Digital magazine recapping the AQR Academy Fall 2020.
  • Access to experts in the industry. 


8:30-9:00 am Meet & Greet

During this time, Zoom will be open to those coming on to chat with other
attendees. There will be meeting announcements during this time as well.

9:00 to 10:00 am Session 1: Propel Your Business into the Digital World

Understand social media platforms and learn strategies for using them to make your business visible. Experts offer suggestions for getting started and improving your social media.

10:00 to 10:15 am Session 1 Q&A/break

10:15 to 11:15 am Session 2: Empower Employees to Do Their Best

Train and guide your staff to be the help you’ve always dreamed of. Gain an understanding of how to prepare your business for a solid team. Experts offer insight into leading employees to a winning situation.

11:15 to 11:30 am Session 2 Q&A/break

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Session 3: Turn Sales in to Profits

Acquire a knowledge of how to look at your expenses and become confident in making your revenue streams work for you. Experts share tricks and tools for using the resources you have to grow your business. 

12:30 to 1:00 pm Session 3 Q&A/Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 pm Session 4: We Sell Stuff. We Create Communities.

Understand how to navigate the journey our customers take in finding the products they want, how they buy it, the steps they take to make it and how they want to join in shop family. Experts offer inspiration for stops along the sales path.

2:00 to 2:15 pm Session 4 Q&A/break

2:15 to 3:15 pm Session 5: Come Along for the Ride

Pull out the marketing tips that work from your bag of tricks to keep current customers coming back while finding new ones. Experts cover a game plan for making your public relations shine. 

3:15 to 3:30 pm Session 5 Q&A

3:30 to 4:00 pm Wrap-up and What’s Next?

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