Posts tagged creative founders
Press Start and Go | A Note of Encouragement

Recently, I’ve had more and more conversations with business owners who have an incredible idea for their business, but they’re afraid of X, Y, or Z happening, so instead of moving forward, they file it away in the “someday” folder. Today I wanted to talk about that just a bit, and give you encouragement at the same time.

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Alumni Spotlight: Susan Brown of For Pete’s Sake Pottery

This past fall, Susan Brown of For Pete’s Sake Pottery joined us for the first time and it has been absolutely inspiring seeing her business grow the way it has in the months since those four days together last October. Today, we wanted to catch up with Susan and share more with you about this incredibly talented ceramics artist, who has a distinct style and point of view with charming handpainted pieces you can recognize instantly. Her business has truly transformed with everything she has put into place, and as Susan puts it herself, it is definitely a year she is soaring.

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Business Resources to Purchase during the 2018 Holiday Sale Weekend

When it comes to running your business, there are a lot of things to have in mind to keep it moving at a wonderful pace, and a lot of the expenses can add up. However, we’ve got you covered with a curated list of items that are on sale to help to make running your business easier! We use every single one of these programs shown to run the Society for Creative Founders, and the majority of them listed below are having holiday sales! 

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Celebrating Entrepreneurs | Ask a Creative Founder

Today being National Entrepreneur’s Day, we had to have just a little bit of fun with this holiday! We asked a few of our Conference Alums what they loved the most about being an entrepreneur.

No matter what you do, every day is different as entrepreneur - you challenge yourself daily, are continuing to improve your skills and learn new things continually, and always, always, looking towards what you think might happen next.

Enjoy these anecdotes from a few entrepreneurs who shared their opinions with us …. at the end of the post, share with us the same answers to the questions we asked them, we would love to hear from you as well!

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10 Ways to Add Value to your Online Shop this Holiday Season

Alrighty, y'all. With the launch of our 2018 Gift Guide, it means only one thing.⠀The holidays are coming.
Rather than thinking about how you can discount your products, I actually want to challenge you to not discount them. Let's turn this idea of discounting your products which you work so hard to create on it's head and think about ways that you can add value instead.

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Featured Artist: Sarah Roberson of The Redheaded Camel

If you suddenly found yourself with a broken back at 16 years old and saw that your competitive dance days were over, how would you overcome it? Sarah Roberson of The Redheaded Camel turned her pain into paintings and now, has found incredible success as a lettering artist who creates handpainted happiness every single day. She attended our Conference in the Spring of 2018 and returned again in the Fall, and the growth she has seen this year as a both outwardly with her business and intrinsically as an entrepreneur as she continues to move her business forward has been absolutely amazing to watch.

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Fall Creative Founders Conference Speaker Amy Kinslow

Over the last few weeks, we've been sharing about each of our Speakers individually and share more about what each of them will be speaking on for our Fall Creative Founders Conference. Today, we have Amy Kinslow of Southern Fried Design Barn on the blog!

Ever since she had the opportunity to work at her local stationery store in high school, Amy Kinslow, owner of Southern Fried Design Barn, knew she wanted to be connected to this field of work. Soon after graduating college with a degree in graphic design, Amy attended the first ever Creative Founders Conference in 2011 with a small idea and a big dream. The conference kick started her business in late 2011.

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How to Get Started with Email Marketing

Email Marketing.  The very words sometimes make people sweat, but I want to tell you to step away from anything fear related with it, and think about all of the ways it can benefit your business. We are hoping this post will help with getting you started.

These days, we have content available to the people who want to learn about our businesses in a lot of places ... whether you're writing blog posts or sharing on Instagram, posting to Facebook or pinning your content on Pinterest, there are a lot of places for people who are interested in your business to find your content.  But that's exactly the thing.  They need to go to any of those places to find you or find the content you're putting out there, and then they have to return to find it again. 

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Fall Creative Founders Conference Speaker Erin Kendrick

This month, we’re going to be sharing about each of our Speakers individually and share more about what each of them will be speaking on for our Fall Creative Founders Conference. We are continuing this series today with the powerful Erin Kendrick of Erin is Creative!

Erin is a visual artist from Jacksonville, Florida who’s color rich, acrylic ink-stained works of art seek to inspire a dialogue about contemporary spectatorship and the power of language as it relates to perceptions of and about black women. She has exhibited work in museums, galleries and alternative spaces throughout the southeastern United States. Erin has completely come into her own, distinctive, entirely unique element as an artist, and she is someone I am thrilled will be with us at the Conference this fall.

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The Power of Attending Conferences, Workshops, and Retreats

A small handful of entrepreneurs know the power of attending Conferences, Workshops, and Retreats, and go every year.  

And a lot of entrepreneurs, for whatever reasons they may be, do not.  We will buy online courses, classes, and attend online webinars all day long, but going to anything in-person has lot lower of a chance of it actually happening.

Why is that? The power of attending an in-person event gives you something that all of these online offerings do not, and that's something that I want talk about today.  So below, I wanted to write a post sharing with you why I think that attending an in-person event is not only important, but should be a vital item you include in your business as an entrepreneur.

After reading, let us know your thoughts on if you find these same things to be true!

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Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Shelly

When it comes to planning for your business, have you ever wondered how the people who design the planners you use come to creating the specific items for you?

Or,  are you perhaps wondering what a planner would suggest to help you to plan for your own business?

Well today you are in luck, because we have the incredible Ashley Shelly on the blog for an Alumni Spotlight!

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Should you Attend our Creative Founders Conference?

Today on the Blog, I could write you and tell you more about our Conference.  However, today, I want to share thoughts about our Conference from one of our Spring 2018 Attendees, Kelli Cross of Lettered Grace.  She joined us for the first time this Spring and will be returning again this fall as our Conference Encourager.  She is someone who truly invested into this Experience, and is someone that each of us could learn from.  So today, read what Kelli has to share with you, if you're wanting to join us for our Conference this Fall!

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A Smart Goal Setting Guide for Planning and Productivity

There’s something we absolutely love about setting goals.  We love to look ahead and dream about the future, making all sorts of plans, and by speaking it into the world, we seem to think it will automatically shift our brains into gear to make them automatically magically start to form.

Well my friends, as nice as that would be to actually happen, in order for those goals to come to fruition, we have to put IN the work in the first place.

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Exciting News about our 2018 Conference Experience

When I think about the times that we have been able to bring people together, I think about the relationships that have formed that have instantly become strong, steadfast, and continue to grow long after the initial goodbyes are spoken, those same relationships that have lasted for years after people first said their hellos and introduced themselves.


And when I think about our Conference, I want it to be a place where things come together beautifully, in a way that changes the way you look at running your business and living your life at the same time, in the best way possible.

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Top Tips to get the most out of your Conference Experience

This time of year, a lot of people begin thinking about what they want to do, where they want to go, how to get the most out of their business for the year. And a lot of times, we get the strong desire to go to a conference for a variety of reasons.  Here at the Society for Creative Founders, we have our 11th Annual Conference  taking place eight weeks from now, April 15-18 in Pensacola, Florida! We wanted to write a post today filled with tips to help you to get the most out of your experience while you’re there, whether you are joining us at the Creative Founders Conference or another. We are hoping that these nine suggestions below will help you to get the most out of your Conference experience!

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Product Spotlight: The Wedding Guide by Hope Johnson of The Little Blue Chair

Today on the Blog, we are sharing about a brand new product making it's debut tomorrow, The Wedding Guide by Hope Johnson of The Little Blue Chair! Pre-Orders begin on Valentine's Day, and we are so excited this is finally out in the world after a long time of planning and creation.  Read all of the incredible details below, as written by Hope! 

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