3 Tips for knowing your ready to start a membership for your creative business

 I know what your thinking.... I think Stuff what do you mean  you want me to teach other people how to do what I do.

 Won't they steal me ideas and start selling them as there own?

 Wait want that mean I will be losing customers to them?

 No Girl, Just  NO !

  Starting a membership where you teach others how to do what you do or to be a part of your community is a great way to grow your business and create another revenue stream.

 The #1 Tip for knowing if your are ready to start a membership or if you audience are ready for a membership.

     People are asking your how you do what you do!

 Whether this is how did you start selling on etsy, How do you make that door hanging, how did you grow your social media following.

 Your audience trust you and that is why they are asking because they have developed the know, like, and trust and they trust you to guide them. 

  

 The #2 Tip for knowing your...

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Five ways to get your business finances organized

 I get it you would rather scrub dried paint out of the carpet then add up all those expense receipts you have laying around. 

 Here is the deal though in order to have a profitable business  you HAVE TO know your numbers.   I totally understand that this is easier said then done, but don't worry I am not going to leave you hanging.

 Here are Five important Elements of getting your business finances in order

1.  Register your business with your state and local offices to insure that you are operating within the law and requirements for your area 

2. Keep all personal and business money separate

3. Track all income, YES even the cash!

4. Track all expenses, I have some helpful tools for this and will explain more further down 

5. Hire an accountant, CPA, Tax professional to help you file your business. I promise you it is worth it!

  It can be overwhelming, I know!   There will be days when you wondering if you are...

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Stay Organized during the Holiday Sales Rush

Thanksgiving is tomorrow… DON’T PANIC!

While the rest of your family is enjoying time together and preparing to eat loads of good food, I know what you’re thinking about: Alllll of the orders you have starting to pile up. You would love to relax and enjoy your holiday, but you’re starting to get overwhelmed.

If you’re anything like me, getting panicky is a really great way to get absolutely nothing done. When I let the overwhelm take over, my brain can’t figure out what to do first, what to prioritize, or how to pace myself. This even happens with cleaning my house! If I skip a weekend of upkeep, all I can see when I look around is mess instead of actionable steps.

This weekend, take some time to journal. How does the holiday season make you feel? Are you overwhelmed by all the orders, or does the work excite you? How has the holiday season gone for you in the past? If this is your first season in business, what are you most looking forward to?...

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7 Goal-Setting Strategies for Small Businesses

We’re halfway through 2019’s fourth quarter! Can you believe it? It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks we will be heading into 2020. 

I personally have had a blast this year. In addition to running my husband’s business, I have started my own! I launched two courses and have helped dozens of creative small business owners figure out their marketing strategies and finances. As much as I have accomplished, it’s time to think about what the next year holds. 

When we talk about new goals that coincide with January 1st, people often call them “New Year’s Resolutions.” New Year’s Resolutions also have a reputation for falling through. So as you create your list, make sure to call them something else, so you don’t trick your brain into failing. I like to call them my Level-Up Goals!

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of what goal to set, I want to share some tips on how to create good goals. First, I...

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