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Reviewing this Year Before Planning for 2018
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Community, Planning & Goal Setting, Your Plan

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.   One:  What were some of your favorite memories within your business that happened in 2017, and what did you enjoy doing the most this year? It’s important to reflect on your favorite memories - what…

18 Questions for a Creative Business to Ponder after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Your Brand, Your Client, Your Core, Your Marketing, Your Money, Your Plan

  Hey, happy Monday!  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!" Or, it may be experiencing the opposite emotions.  You may catch yourself thinking or saying, “well, it wasn’t so great.  I didn’t get nearly as many orders as I was hoping for.  I found myself working last minute, wishing I had done things differently, or flying by the seat of my pants, frazzled and thinking “why isn’t this working?!” with nothing but…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel, Decor, and Mugs to Love
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Community

In honor of Small Business Saturday coming up, we are sharing thirty gift items from a few of our SCF Alumni, to help you to think of creative, fun, holiday, or happy gift ideas for so many people on your list. On Day 1 we specifically focused on items for the holidays and for gifts you can personalize.  See those here! On Day 2, we focused on items to keep you organized, in addition to highlighting pieces for your traveling and city loving friends. See those here! Today, our final day, we are giving you ideas for the women in your life, including apparel, decor, and mugs to love.  We hope you love what you see! Each maker, artist, or designer has included links to their specific items so that you can purchase directly from them.  Please remember to shop small this season, and we look forward to seeing you here…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Adventure, Traveling, and Keeping it all Organized
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Community

In honor of Small Business Saturday coming up, we are sharing thirty gift items from a few of our SCF Alumni, to help you to think of creative, fun, holiday, or happy gift ideas for so many people on your list. On Day 1 we specifically focused on items for the holidays and for gifts you can personalize.  See those here! Today, Day 2, we are specifically focusing on items to keep you organized, in addition to highlighting pieces for the travelers! My thought is, you have to have a place to keep all of your adventures and vacations together, and you need a place to keep track of all of your dates and to-dos as well, correct?  So today, we are looking at adventure and highlighting travels, planners, and organizers, with a reminder that love is truly all around us as well. We hope you love what you see!…

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