Hey there Business Bloomers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest and extraordinary artist Michelle Hedgecock, discussing the topic Turning Your Art into Your Business.



About the Topic: Turning Your Art Into Your Business

Some of the things we’ll be discussing are:

  • What are some of the ways that Michelle is monetizing her artistic passions?
  • What avenues is Michelle using to promote her art?
  • How is Michelle using Social Media to build interest in and promote her art and her workshops? 

Watch this TGIF and learn about promoting and monetizing your art.


About the Guest, Michelle Hedgecock

TGIF Business Networking Hangout guest Michelle Hedgecock








Michelle is an “artist, nature groupie, and creativity junkie.” Coachella Valley locals also fondly know her as The Nature Muse. She has studied anthropology and botany, and has been involved in local desert environmental education programs. Nature is her inspiration and guide as she leads people in creativity workshops, which range from guided photo hikes and moonlit poetry pow-wows to her current endeavors as a SoulCollage® Facilitator. What is SoulCollage®? We’ll let Michelle answer that during the show!


About the Host, Meilani MacDonald

TGIF Host, Meilani

Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant who created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout as a way to do business networking beyond the local borders of Palm Springs, CA and the greater Coachella Valley. When Hangouts on Air became available, TGIF also became a great forum for providing information valuable to small business owners and solopreneurs via live streaming video.

Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a forum through which she brings monthly workshops, lessons, videos, stock photos and more to club members, at a price that’s right for savvy solopreneurs and small business owners on a budget!

Meilani specializes in teaching club members how to market their business online and build brand identity using social media on purpose, with purpose. Club members also learn how to use Google’s powerful and free suite of tools to do business more efficiently and effectively, from in-house collaboration and organization using Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, and Forms, to public outreach and online marketing promotions using Google Hangouts on Air and Google+!



Would you like to learn how to use or host Hangouts on Air?

Private and group lessons available!  Contact Meilani to book a workshop or private lesson.


Want Meilani to be Your Hangout Host?

Don’t want to deal with the behind the scenes tasks?  Hire Meilani to run the show, so you can just concentrate on being a great host and making a stellar presentation, whether to the public or to your project team. Contact Meilani for more info.


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Sponsor packages run from $50 – $200. Support small business, and get a great shout out on video that you can use again and again.  Contact Meilani for more info.