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Creatively Made Business | Palm Springs Retreat

Everything your business needs is everything you have always been! If you are ready to create a life and business that looks like no one else then it is time to see all of your gifts with fresh eyes. This past March we held our first live business workshop here at our studio and it was more than I could have EVER imagined. The women, the businesses, the dreams, the struggles, the connections and how they left ON FIRE! I …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Working From Home Mojo

  Working from home can seem like a dream until you remember that you still have to do a job, be productive and grow a business. Home is comfortable, has distractions and may find you still in bed at 11 am on a Tuesday watching television if you aren’t careful. Our whole business was created, grown and nurtured from home. There is not one way to make it work and many of us build our businesses around family, in carpool lanes …

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I Do Things Scared All of The Time | Building a Creatively Made Business

When you are building your business you KNOW you don’t know anything. Everyone else around you KNOWS you don’t know things and you are figuring things out. Then, as you start to have success and gain traction there can be a perception that you now know more, aren’t scared anymore or that you have great instincts or a million other guesses about you, your business and your success. I am scared so many times in our day to day running …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Three C’s To a Stronger Business

  The year is winding down but for small business owners, our hearts and heads are spinning with ideas of how to grow our business and what we want to bring to life in the new year.  Creating an authentic and loyal following takes time. Knowing your brand, being focused and delivering high-quality goods of any form takes intentional decision making throughout the whole year. A large part of our business is walking beside other small business owners and helping them …

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Our First Live Business Workshop | Registration Is Open

We have built our creative business over the past 10 years. We started with a small Etsy shop, manufactured our own soft goods for many years, created an online network with art + lifestyle workshops (wait until you see our new site launching next month!), sell original art + prints, a keynote speaker at large business and women’s workshops around the US, teach live art workshops in the US and abroad, collaborate with artists from all over the world and …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | We Want To Hear Your Questions

  We want to hear your questions about running a business! Kelly and I will hold a Facebook live on October 10th @ 3pm MST and answer as many questions as we can. We have never done this together so we are looking forward to hearing what is on your mind about anything business! Please leave your questions below, message us or email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Celebrate Milestones

My parents had been married a few years when I was born and with only a semester left in college my mom put it on hold to stay home with me. I was a senior in high school when my mom finished and earned her teaching degree. She didn’t walk across a stage and the degree came in the mail. I have thought often about what that felt like to open that envelope and see what she had worked for …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Your Business And The New Year

Re-post from January 2017. The New Year is not the only time you need to stop and re-evaluate your business and where it is going. Take time each month to adjust the things that are and are not working. Getting your business and your own creativity back on track should be a regular part of your business health. A brand new year is a perfect time to re-evaluate your business goals and to take the time to see what changes …

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We Were Asked to Move Back To DC…

  About five weeks ago we were told (out of the blue) that Kelly’s agency was bringing all field agents back to DC.  This would be a mandatory reassignment. We would have until mid-September to be back in DC to still have a job.  We met in DC and our Jack was born there but we have been in Colorado for the past 16+ years and this has truly been home to us. I had just had a group of 17 …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Questions and Answers

I sure don’t have all of the answers when it comes to running and building a business but I  do want to be as open as possible about my own creative journey and hope you will all do the same. When I was starting out there were plenty of times when I had women that were farther along in the creative journey hold their own hands out and give me lift. I have also had many women keep their knowledge …

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Weekly Wrap Up

This was our first official week of summer but it still felt busy. We are enjoying the pool being open, getting projects done and I even had my first appointment with a personal trainer. This weekend we will be painting our kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I am excited and nervous! I am hoping I will have some good photos to show you next week. We just finished the final week of Building a Creatively Made Business …

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Getting a Little Tired Of This Face {Editing videos is for the birds}

Some days when I have watched myself for hours on end editing video and I have to realize how crazy my facial expressions are to the rest of the world… I just need a drink. It is Friday and I would like to raise a glass to all the girls out there that are very expressive when you talk. Cheers! May you never have to watch yourself on video like I do:-) The editing is almost over! I hope you …

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Lover Of Words

As we are putting the final touches on the new course I wanted to share some of the quotes that we will be sharing. I love including words in my art and it is so fun to put these together for the courses. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Enjoy your weekend. And for those of you ready to grow your business or learn how to start…..I will see you on Monday afternoon.