When Nest launches Makers United in a new city, our first goal is to discover and learn from the local maker community. Leveraging creative partnerships to reach all makers from artists to hobbyists, we map the artisanal landscape and, in doing so, learn from each maker about their needs and goals. The program strives to identify and support makers who face greater barriers to expanding their market reach or accessing business development services. With an emphasis on amplifying the work of emergent artists and makers, Makers United is committed to economic inclusion regardless of sex, race, economic means, or physical ability and to highlighting the unique challenges entrepreneurs face in small business development. These insights are translated into action through facilitated workshops, marketplace activations, and local partnerships with business and entrepreneurship programs.