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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…

3 Crucial Financial Strategies You Left Out of Your Annual Business Plan
Filed under: 6 Pillars, Your Money

Financial strategies. Not exactly two words creative business owners love to hear. Creating a yearly plan is usually a no-brainer for small business owners. We like to plan, dream, strategize, and try to set goals for the upcoming year. You probably have ended up with a pretty comprehensive strategy and action plan (especially if you went through the free My 2017 Plan FounderClass™ with us!). As you grow your business, you start to think more like a CEO...like a founder. Part of that is taking a deeper look at your revenue and sales projections, instead of winging it on a hope and a prayer. Understanding your numbers is simply a way of understanding how well your business is helping you reach your vision and goals. I want to put this into perspective a little. I know that most of us here aren’t running giant corporations—maybe none of us are. But…

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