Top 5 Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Business || #BizBirthdayBash Savannah, GA

Top 5 Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Business || #BizBirthdayBash Savannah, GA

This past weekend (Sept. 15 – Sept. 18) was a wonderful weekend of touring Savannah, Georgia and finally getting the chance to meet my #bizbestie Cami Monet! Cami creates beautiful watercolor invitation designs and she and I have become close friends over the past year because we both went full time on the same day last year: September 16th. As our one-year business anniversaries drew close, we started to brainstorm ideas of things to do together. For one thing, we knew we finally wanted to meet in person! And second, we knew we wanted to do something to benefit our fellow creatives that were just getting started in their own businesses (or longing to get started, but not knowing quite how)…

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Meet the Maker: Katie Lipps of Hosanna Revival

Meet the Maker: Katie Lipps of Hosanna Revival

For more than a year now I have had the pleasure of watching Katie Lipps grow her hand-painted Bible business called Hosanna Revival. This girl continuously inspires and amazes me with everything that she has done and she has quite the story to tell! From full-time student to full-time business woman, Katie has courageously tackled all obstacles and creates beautiful hand-painted Bibles and journals on a daily basis from her home in Cincinnati, OH - she also sells stickers and other small accessories in her shop as well! I'm so thankful that Katie took the time to answer all of my questions. 

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Why Dubsado is The Best CRM System for Creatives

Why Dubsado is The Best CRM System for Creatives

As a small business owner who also happens to be a solopreneur, I realized not even one month into pursuing my calligraphy business dream full-time that I would need some sort of Client Relation Management System (CRM) to help me keep track of all my leads, orders, invoices, contracts, etc. Basically, I wanted to find a CRM system geared towards creative entrepreneurs.

As you may know there are multiple CRM systems out there that creative entrepreneurs (or small businesses in general) have used in the past and continue to use on a daily basis. Some of these, to name just a few, include 17Hats, Sprout, Tave and Honeybook…

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How to Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Full-Time Job

For those of you who have followed me closely on Instagram, you may know that my calligraphy journey started in the fall of 2014 when I had an “awakening” in a sense. As a left-handed writer I finally realized that calligraphy was possible for me with the right tools. And, if I’m being entirely honest, that’s when the idea for a full-time career started to bloom.

I grew up in a household with a Dad who had started many small business endeavors over the years, many of which grew enough to where he could sell them. The spirit of entrepreneurship was instilled in me at a very young age. I loved playing banker and creating transactions where I either received or spent money. I would keep track of these transactions on a sheet of paper, always happy when I discovered that I had made a “profit”. Of course, this was all pretend but I was fascinated by the process…

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