Posts in Your Core
A Weekend in Review | Questions to Ask after the Holiday Sale Weekend

Hey, happy post Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday Week!  How are you feeling today? If you are a maker, an artist, or a designer, and you had an offer or sales for this weekend, how did it go? The answer to that question may go one of two ways.  It may go positively, like “oh my goodness, this was our best year yet! It was so busy, it had such a great response, and it was worth all of that hard work to put everything into place! Our phones were cha-chinging like crazy!" Which would be absolutely fantastic, and you’ll want to make sure you can replicate that or more next year.

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We have a New Look!

When I think about the Society for Creative Founders, to me it embodies these three things: community, support, and an element of fun built into all of the learning that takes place in this online space. I want it to feel like a conversation between friends, with a bit of whimsy and fun built right in. Like the creatively designed card that you lovingly write out to a friend and drop in the mail, and of course, be bright, cheery too.

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The 2017 Creative Founders Conference, Day 1 Recap!

A look back at our 2017 Creative Founders Conference...

In early March of 2017, 20 women walked through the doors of the Lee House for our 2017 Creative Founders Conference.  They were excited, nervous, and walked in knowing that so many things for their business were about to change. The next four days that transpired were some of the most memorable for the year, and it has been incredible to see them grow in so many different ways.  

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How to Measure Success in your Business

How do you measure success in your business?  What's important to you?

How do you measure SUCCESS in your business?  This is such a good question to ask, as we all see it differently. Yes, this may be a numbers based question, but it's also based on our emotions and feelings too.

We've asked experts in our in community - women we admire and who have so much knowledge to share - to contribute to our blog series titled Ask A Creative Founder.

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Pursue your Passion instead of #allthethings.

Sometimes, it can be REALLY hard to niche down or build a business offering less instead of saying yes when we are creative entrepreneurs.  It is so easy to think “I can do this, and this, and this” simply because we can, or because we’re trying to build our portfolios for “exposure”, we don’t want to tell people no, or the money is talking, so we just choose to say yes.However, when you decide to really hone in on the kind of a business you want to be known for, it will be a huge shift in so many things - who you attract, what you design, even where your success story can truly begin.

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Your Core: What Details are you Passionate about in your Business?

What is the reason WHY you do these things?

In asking you this question, I’m not looking for an answer of what you do, or how you do things, or who you make things for.  I’m simply asking you, what is it that you’re passionate about within your business, and what is the reason WHY you do each of these things?

On September 22nd, I’ll be leading a 60 minute class delivered in a webinar format that will help you to Define Your Niche with a simple five step method.  One of the topics I will cover that day will be asking you this question.  

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How to Hold Yourself Accountable and Productivity Tips

Creative entrepreneurs share their insights on how to hold yourself accountable when you work by yourself and their tips for keeping up your productivity!

We've asked experts in our in community - women we admire and who have so much knowledge to share - to contribute to blog series titled Ask A Creative Founder.

This week's question is: How do you hold yourself accountable? What productivity habits do you have?

Read on to find out how our Creative Founders keep themselves accountable for their work and the productivity habits that help them stay on track

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Starting a Creative Business

We've asked experts in our in community - women we admire and who have so much knowledge to share - to contribute to blog series titled Ask A Creative Founder.

This month's question is: How did you start your business? What tips do you have for getting up and running?

When it comes to starting a creative business, we all have been to the end of Google. Our contributors talk below about starting a creative business and the things that helped them. There is some great advice below on starting a creative business–from starting slow and small, to finding your signature style, bootstrapping it, not getting caught up in perfection, hard work, and making money. Read below to learn more about their journey in starting a creative business.

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