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Exciting News and Announcements!
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 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,…

Cross Off 3 Months When Planning For The Year
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Why planning is for now - don't wait until the last minute! It's that time of year again. School is underway; the weather is probably getting cooler (depending on where you live), and the holidays are fast approaching (I know, I know--sorry to bring it up--but we all know it's true!). So, the time for planning is now! As a wedding stationery designer, you're wrapping up the final details for your brides. If you're an Etsy shop on online shop owner, you're ramping up your holiday marketing and hoping for a busy holiday season. If you're an artist, you're pushing for clients to get those custom family illustrations to you in time to make their Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year cards. In the past, you may have waited until later in the year to do your annual planning, and I'm guessing you probably ended up feeling pressed for time with the holiday rush--parties are…

American Business Women’s Day
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Happy American Women's Business Day! We are so proud of all of you women business owners in our community who are doing what it takes to achieve your dreams. You all should take some time to reflect on your accomplishments and contributions today. Then, take some more time to recognize and support other women business owners who you feel are doing great things. Let them know in the comments below that you see what they are doing and encourage them today!

World Gratitude Day : Who are you grateful for?
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Gratitude: The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It's World Gratitude Day! Comment below to tell someone who has helped you in some way...maybe a mentor, a person who helped you out of a sticky situation, or just a friend that you are grateful for them. Show them that you are thankful for them!