Planning Vacation & Time Off When Self-Employed

Planning Vacation & Time Off When Self-Employed

There’s a common misconception that the self-employed professional or biz owner can take off whenever they please or take work with them, overall, combining business and pleasure is a luxury traditionally employed folks don’t have. But I hate to break it to you: this is a big ole myth. In this blog, we dive into some tips and strategy that comes with planning time off or vacation when you’re self-employed!

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Introducing the Stationer's Summit - Coming September 2019

Introducing the Stationer's Summit - Coming September 2019

The Stationer’s Summit includes 18 industry leaders teaching on all thing stationery related, and the content will all go live on September 16. As you may or may not know, September 16th holds a special place in Cami’s and my heart because it is the day we both went full time (coincidentally) with our own businesses — now we are blessed to have a business together in Biz Birthday Bash!

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Why I Moved From MailChimp to ConvertKit for My Creative Business

Why I Moved From MailChimp to ConvertKit for My Creative Business

I first heard of ConvertKit years ago though, to be honest, I was nowhere near being financially sound enough in my business to pay $50 a month for an email software. I was more focused on making enough money to just pay for my Adobe Creative Suite (something I use on a daily basis in my biz).

Anyway, I started with MailChimp because it made sense to me at the time. All I needed was a simple email list and the ability to email people that were on it. MailChimp was the perfect solution… however, I slowly but surely started to develop some growing pains as I realized that the platform didn’t fully allow me to do what I WANTED with my emails.

Without any further ado, here’s the reason why I finally made the switch…

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Evergreen: My Word of the Year for 2019

Evergreen: My Word of the Year for 2019

In 2019 I’m excited to embrace a new way of thinking about my business! I’ve niched down more than ever and I will only be offering two service-based products: custom wedding invitations and a-la-carte envelope calligraphy on a case-by-case basis (meaning I will have specific minimums in place and specifications before I take on an addressing job).

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2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

I can not believe how fast 2018 has gone by… a lot of growth & new exciting things have happened in my business! I love writing a “Year in Review” for each year because it’s almost more for me than it is for all of you. It’s something I can look back on through the years to see what happened in my business, what I accomplished, what I didn’t like, and what I changed. I am hoping that you’ll read along as well, even if I’m doing it more for myself ;)

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How to Use a Personality Quiz on Your Website to Gain Leads

How to Use a Personality Quiz on Your Website to Gain Leads

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, mainly because I’ve been swept up in travel, invitation work for weddings, and Biz Birthday Bash in the past few months. I haven’t even had time to send out my monthly newsletter, and I’m starting to think it maybe needs to be a quarterly thing… anyway, I wanted to go ahead and introduce all of you to an amazing quiz software I’ve had the privilege of trying out and utilizing on my website. This software is called Interact, and it’s an online quiz-builder that can help you generate leads for your business! After trying it out, I’m excited to say I have it fully integrated with my website and I can’t wait to see what kind of leads I collect.

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What's a Mastermind Group and How to Find One!

What's a Mastermind Group and How to Find One!

This is a topic that I’m super excited to be blogging about. After all, I can’t tell you how many people have emailed me asking how I got involved in my current mastermind group. So, simply stated, this blog post is dedicated to answering some questions about mastermind groups, as well as sharing a few ways you can find one of your own! 

I was first contacted by a friend in the stationery business who asked me if I wanted to be part of one. Her (and two other creatives) had already decided to be committed to a mastermind and wanted to get one more person involved…

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