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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…

The 2018 Creative Founders Conference, Speakers and Sessions!
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Conference, Your Brand, Your Client, Your Core, Your Marketing, Your Money, Your Plan

Hi, happy Tuesday!  I am so excited to be sharing this post with you today - we revealed our Speakers and Sessions for our 2018 Creative Founders Conference last week and the response has been incredible! This was one of the hardest things to do this year, and we actually have eight (yes, eight!) speakers for you this year.  Every single person is an expert in their field and is well-versed in many different areas of business for makers, artists, and designers.  For more details, keep reading below!   Teaching the Your Core Session for our 2018 Creative Founders Conference and leading us off will be Suzi Istvan of Splendidly Curious.  Suzi is actually one of our 2016 Alumni, and it has been incredible seeing what she has done since she joined us just two short years ago.   Suzi will cover: - Dig deeply into your history to see how…

The 2017 Creative Founders Conference, Day 1 Recap!
Filed under: Conference, Your Client, Your Core

A look back at our 2017 Creative Founders Conference... In early March of 2017, 20 women walked through the doors of the Lee House for our 2017 Creative Founders Conference.  They were excited, nervous, and walked in knowing that so many things for their business were about to change. The next four days that transpired were some of the most memorable for the year, and it has been incredible to see them grow in so many different ways.   Below is our Day One Recap of our 2017 Conference. Day 2 is here and Day 3 is here if you want to see all three days.  If you were an attendee, we hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane today, and if you're interested in joining us for 2018, register here.  Enjoy!     SUNDAY, Day 1 The Lee House was abuzz with excited chatter.  Outside of the main…

How to Measure Success in your Business
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Your Core

How do you measure success in your business?  What's important to you?   How do you measure SUCCESS in your business?  This is such a good question to ask, as we all see it differently. Yes, this may be a numbers based question, but it's also based on our emotions and feelings too. 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: What's important to you?  How do you measure success in your business? Read on to find out more about how our Creative Founders measure success in their businesses! AMY KINSLOW WEBSITE   |   BLOG   |   INSTAGRAM   |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER Tell us about how you measure success in your business, Amy: Are your sales increasing each year? Is…

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