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Exciting News and Announcements!
Filed under: News

 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,…

How to Infuse Your Brand Throughout All Aspects Of Your Business
Filed under: Your Brand

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? Branding is so much more than just your logo. Read on to find out more about how our Creative Founders infuse their brand throughout their businesses, from their product design to packaging! KELSEY BALDWIN WEBSITE   |   BLOG   |   INSTAGRAM   |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER Tell us about how you infuse your brand throughout all aspects of your business, Kelsey: A lot of my business is visual + written — so I…

How to Hire Team Members
Filed under: Your Money

How to hire team members to help your business grow.   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!   JACKIE MANGIOLINO WEBSITE   |   BLOG   |   INSTAGRAM   |   FACEBOOK Tell us about your team, Jackie: I have a team of both in-house members and vendors. I definitely consider my vendors my “team”, as I carefully selected them before…

How to plan for a sales slump in a seasonal industry
Filed under: Your Money

How planning for sales slumps in a seasonal industry can help businesses thrive.   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! AMY KINSLOW WEBSITE   |   BLOG   |   INSTAGRAM   |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER Tell us about how you plan for a sales slump in a seasonal industry, Amy: This is my 5th year in business. Every year I see growth and every year I’m able to more accurately identify the slow seasons almost to a…

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