Posts tagged founder spotlight
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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Exciting News and Announcements!

Friends, I have some exciting news!

In 2012, I attended a little conference in the quiet beach town of Pensacola called Stationery Academy. It was by chance I was there. Missing the first conference the previous summer, some last minute openings and scholarships came available and I took a leap of faith to attend. I never knew that a little over a year from that conference, I would be at the helm of that ship, fostering a budding community at Society For Creative Founders.

What started as a once-per-year conference grew into a huge community with business training and learning opportunities, both online and in person, for creative entrepreneurs multiple times a year.

In July 2015, at our eighth conference in Phoenix, I met Kristin Wilson. She was shifting her business from wedding planning to stationery design, which she did successfully within six months after attending our conference. Since then, she’s had both an online and an Etsy shop, a product line in local stores, wedding stationery, branding, and speaking, all while raising two beautiful children.

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How to Infuse Your Brand Throughout All Aspects Of Your Business

How do you infuse your brand throughout your business?

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.

This month's question lets us take a look behind the scenes of the brands of our Creative Founders: Tell us about your brand and how you infuse it throughout all aspects of your business. Any unexpected ways?

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How to Hire Team Members

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.

This month's question is all about team members: Do you have a team? What do they do? What did you hire out first and why? What tips do you have for hiring team members?

Hiring help for your business can be a daunting task for creative business owners. Read some of the advice given by Creative Founders in our community and see how getting help can make your business grow!

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How to plan for a sales slump in a seasonal industry

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 do you plan for sales slumps in a seasonal industry?

Seasonal sales slumps can be a real problem for the stationery industry. Read some of the advice given by Creative Founders in our community and see how planning and multiple revenue streams can help your business survive!

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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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How to Hone in on Creative Workflows, Skills and Style

Read on as we ask Creative Founders in our community about their design journey and how they honed in on their creative workflows, skills and style!

We've asked experts in our in community - women we admire and who have so much knowledge to share - to contribute to this blog series titled Ask A Creative Founder. This week our founders talked to us about their design journey. We asked them tell us how they honed in on their creative workflows, skills and style. All so important for creatives!

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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Finding Your Signature Style

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 find your signature style?

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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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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How Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone Can Lead To Growth - From A Minted Design Challenge

Find Out How A Minted Design Challenge helped Cara McGrady Step Out of Her Comfort Zone And Gain Confidence

Cara McGrady is the founder of One Swell Studio, where she designs printable invitations and party decor for bridal showers, baby showers, and children's birthday parties. Cara first attended our Creative Founders Conference in New Orleans in 2015. Since then, she's come back twice as a speaker. Today, Cara writes about how she took the leap and stepped out of her comfort zone to participate in a Minted design challenge. She's since won three of those challenges and learned some things along the way.

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Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Funk of Handlettered Design

We're so excited to shine the spotlight on Lisa Funk, of Hand Lettered Design today! Lisa is a hand lettering artist and Creative Founder of Hand Lettered Design where she loves teaching others how lettering can be an incredibly meaningful outlet and positive force in the world. She lives in Gilbert, AZ. with her husband and 3 littles. Lisa attended the Creative Founders Conference this past March. Read on to find out more about Lisa and her business journey!

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