Take a moment to think about how your customers and potential customers experience your brand. Are you taking advantage of each and every moment that you connect with your customers? A brand touchpoint is any bit of interaction or communication made between a brand and its customers— essentially, all of the places the brand touches the consumer.Read More
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.Read More
The last few weeks have been filled with a lot of preparation for those of you who are shop owners, and so today, we wanted to put together a simple checklist for you to make sure that you have everything taken care of and ready to go. We'll explain this step-by-step in the post outlined below, and we've also included a free checklist at the bottom of the page that you can download + print to have on-hand as you go through everything. We hope that this post will help you in taking some time to make sure that everything is ready to go, and that you have a successful holiday season!Read More
There is a very distinct possiblity that I am very giddy in sharing this today. Every year, when it comes time to write this post, I take a big walk down memory lane, reminiscing over so many of the moments, the friendships, the interactions and the details that make up our Conference every year. This year, this blog post walkthrough will again be over the course of the next three days, and I'll share a bit about each day with you.
Although our Fall Conference will be taking place at the beach, our time with our Spring Conference taking place at The Lee House for the last three years was one that we absolutely loved. It is set up as a bed and breakfast, and completely changed the way we want to host our Conference. We had the entire place to ourselves, and it was really nice to know that we didn't have other vacation-goers mixed in with us - whether people wanted to stay up until 2am chatting on the couches downstairs or brew a cup of coffee at 5am in their pajamas, knowing that we had the space to do so completely to ourselves was just perfect.
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.Read More
Hi everyone, and happy New Year! I wanted to start off the year with a short note from me to all of you. The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind, and it’s really hard to believe that it has only been four months since our Announcement, isn’t it?! In this time, a lot of changes have taken place, some which have been visible, others which have been hours upon hours of work behind the scenes learning the ins and outs of how this business is set up.Read More
Before we start planning for 2018, it's important to review where we are now.
It’s December of 2017. And everywhere we are turning, there are two main topics. One: The Holidays. Two: 2018.
I love the potential that a new year brings, feeling like you’re starting fresh every year. However, while we are planning for 2018 and what we want the year to encompass, I also think it’s important to take into consideration everything that happened this year, ask ourselves some questions, and build upon them as well. So today, I wanted to give you a few questions to go through to reflect upon for the year, to ask yourself before setting your goals for 2018.Read More
Will you be joining us for our next Creative Founders Conference?
Hooray! Today is such an exciting day, because registration is now open for our 2018 Creative Founders Conference!
This year we will be in Pensacola, Florida, from April 15-18, 2018. Our annual conference is a a three day, all-inclusive workshop experience that helps artists, makers, and designers go from 1,001 ideas to getting clarity for the best ideas to execute by designing developing a clear direction for your business so you know where to go next.Read More
Yesterday, we announced that our 2018 Society for Creative Founders Conference will be taking place from April 15-18, 2018. We know that you probably have a lot of questions, so we have you covered! Join us for a free webinar on Monday, October 16th at 8:00pm CST.Read More
Our Creative Founders Conference is happening again in 2018!
Out of everything we do here, we are most known for having one absolutely amazing life-changing creative conference experience. It is the foundation of our community and is designed to refocus and re-energize your business goals with a community of like-minded creatives in an all-inclusive experience. Our conference experience will help you to find clarity in the dreams you have, along with guidance from our experts and your peers with an on-going, elite community. Today, we are so excited to share with you that our 11th Conference will be taking place from April 15-18, 2018 at The Lee House in Pensacola, Florida!Read More
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.Read More