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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…

How to Hold Yourself Accountable and Productivity Tips
Filed under: Your Core

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 BONNIE BAKHTIARI WEBSITE   |   BLOG   |   INSTAGRAM   |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER Tell us about how your keep yourself accountable and your productivity habits, Bonnie: I know that I work best on a deadline, so I implement time blocking (also known as the Pomodoro Technique) to make the most of my workday. I portion my…

How to Hone in on Creative Workflows, Skills and Style
Filed under: Your Brand

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…

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