Critical skills for every business owner.

Learn how to make money AND keep it. Short lessons and easy how-to's created for the busy entrepreneur trying to turn passion into profit.

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Sales keep growing, but I still can't afford to pay myself a livable wage. Where does all the money go? 

Do you feel like "profit" is a mythical thing reserved for huge companies? Do you stress about having money to pay your bills even though your product is selling really well? Are you starting to resent the business that started as your dream?

We're here to tell you: you're not alone, and it doesn't have to be this way. The Local Maker Business Academy® is here to help you fill in the knowledge gaps so you can get your business back on track.

Our Method

On-Demand Learning

No matter where you are with your business or what you need help with, we have content tailored to you. Learn at your pace from anywhere, AND get immediate actions to implement as you go.

Business Structure

Wandering aimlessly is fine if touring Venice, but running a successful business requires thoughtful planning.

Money Management

Bookkeeper who? Learn the ins and outs of business accounting and planning, and finally take control of your finances.

Operations + Systems

Spend less time working in your business and more time working on it - implement tools to make quick work of the details.

Revenue Generation

Making sales no matter the cost?? Focus on sustainable sales - and ensure those sales amount to actual profit.

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Sign up one course at a time or binge learn with an all-access pass. The first step to improvement is just to start.


Utilizing our simple 'Why-What-How' videos alongside custom worksheets, your business becomes the case study.


Oh wait...you did that already! Our lessons are designed to save time by implementing new skills as you learn.

Our Method

We get it because we're doing it.

Everything you get from Local Maker® is based on our real life experience. Founder Ashley Seamans applies her decade of big business experience every day as she runs her own successful small business: Noted, a small-batch candle manufacturer and retailer. Ashley translates that expertise into simple lessons for you to apply in your business. We know our lessons work because they're based on proven business principles,  and are the same frameworks Ashley uses to generate profits every day.

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Take control over your money with a system proven to generate profits from day one. Understand where you're starting from, where you're going, and how to get there.

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