When you create a new product, what’s your pricing process look like? Do you have one? A lack of a clear cut pricing strategy means you may be running your business into the ground without even realizing it. Not properly pricing your work means you may not be able to pay yourself what you deserve, and not paying yourself eventually leads to dissatisfaction and burn out.Read More
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.Read More
We are SO beyond excited to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for our Fall 2019 Conference! Every year, we bring 24 women together who are artists, makers, and designers in the creative industry for our Conference Experience in a beautiful home on Pensacola Beach, Florida, steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.
Today, we wanted to share a bit more with you about all of our Conference Speakers, to learn more about them individually along with the sessions they’ll be leading this November. Enjoy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Read More
Today marks the final day for our 2018 Conference Week in Review, and oh my goodness, what a week it has been! Sharing the details of what took place each and every day has been one that we have loved, and we hope you have enjoyed it as well!
Our final day at the Conference is always a good one. We spend the day doing only three things: making a plan for what you’re going to do first when you get home so that you can build upon what you learned while you were here, take a few pictures together, and having dedicated one-on-one time with each of our speakers. Keep reading below for all of the details surrounding Day 4 of our Conference!
We are continuing today with Day Three for our 2018 Fall Conference Review! Today included sessions led by Heather Jordan, Amy Kinslow, Valerie McKeehan, Ashley Cochrane, and Kristin Wilson, covering a variety of topics necessary to learn about as a business owner. We closed the evening with our Celebration Dinner, and overall, it was an absolutely amazing day.Read More
Every year when it comes to writing this post, it fills my heart with joy. I love reminiscing about the moments, the memories made, and seeing it all come together once again. This week-long series will take you through our Conference Experience from beginning to end, where we’ll share a bit about each day and share a lot of images, because this experience is so hard to put into words.Read More
We are a few weeks into a new year and everywhere we turn, people are talking about planning their year. Today, we wanted to write a post giving you eight tips to plan out the year ahead, which can be used at any time you need guidance to help you plan things out.
A lot of times as creatives, setting goals and planning things out simply makes us uncomfortable or we don't necessarily want to plan things out because we like the freedom of creativity built in to our days.
We aren't saying that you can't be free to do that, but we also know how much of a difference it can make when you develop a routine. So below, we've outlined 8 different tips for planning out your year. We hope you find this post helpful, and it gives you the encouragement that you need to plan out your best year yet!Read More
As a wedding stationer, planning for a Bridal Expo can be overwhelming, as there is a lot to consider. Lucky for you, we're here today to help with all of that! The season of Bridal Expos will be upon us before we know it, and we know that the majority of you will be participating in, or making a decision to participate in a Bridal Show occuring in the spring each year, to celebrate all of the newly engaged couples and begin the year with excitement.
This post is a short preview of the plethora of information we'll be including in our FREE LIVE CLASS this upcoming Thursday, January 10th, entirely about Marketing your Business at a Bridal Show. Registration is open for this class now, and we would love for you to join us!Read More
The last few weeks of 2018, along with the first week of 2019 have been filled with all sorts of ideas, thoughts, and reminiscent moments from a full year that 2018 was. We are a few fresh days into the new year, and it has me entirely grateful for all that the last year encompassed.
Take a little walk back with me through the year that 2018 was, won't you?Read More
It's the end of 2018, with only a few days remaining before our calendars flip forward to 2019. While January will include a lot of talk about goal setting and planning, for today, we wanted to encourage you to take some time to review the way that 2018 was for you, before moving on to 2019.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
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!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
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.