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You Are Not Too Much. Really. | Building a Creatively Made Business

  Being a female artist and business owner has allowed me to walk out interactions that are more raw and exposed than many other professions. I teach and create with a majority of women which means intimate travel, small groups and often very real and open conversations. Through my business consulting and also lifelong relationships with women I hear one thing over and over. Women can feel like we are too much. Whether it is our never-ending ideas, emotions that spill …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Do You Have Blind Spots?

  Spring is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business, your creativity and see if you have any blind spots you have been ignoring. Looking at your business through fresh eyes should happen on a monthly basis but more in detail at least quarterly. Our day-to-day lives running a business can mean mixing home, business, creativity and if we aren’t careful we can miss the signs that we are off track. So, do you have any blind spots that you …

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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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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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Building a Creatively Made Business | The Art of Practice

I was volunteering at a local high school enrichment program and I had the students all day.  We were going to start with sketching and then create sculptures based on our sketches. I had my supplies out, sketches taped to the wall and supplies at each of their spaces to begin. As they started filtering into the room I started to notice the mumbling of some of the students. There were words coming past their lips like, “I can’t even …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Say No to Say Yes

When you are building a new business or growing the business you have loved and expanded for awhile it can be hard to know what to give your physical, emotional and financial energy to. You can read all of the books, take the business classes, talk to your peers etc. but when it comes down to it YOU have to make daily decisions that lead you into a creative life for your business. I love that Elizabeth Gilbert states that …

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Building a Creatively Made Business | Your Business and the New Year

  A brand new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your business goals and to take the time to see what changes can be made to make THIS the year where your business and creativity grows like never before. I am sharing 5 tips to get your business off to a beautiful start in the new year…   -Family First The beginning of the year is the perfect time for my family to sit down and re-evaluate our schedule, …

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Business Consulting and Private Art Instructions Openings for 2017

We are opening up our calendar to start scheduling business consults and private art instruction in 2017. This has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the new studio because it has allowed us to connect in brand new ways. Over the past year I have consulted with businesses owners from all over the world and have helped them make a plan to grow their business, get back on track or get off the ground. Running your own business …