How I Use Dubsado as a Calligrapher & Designer

How I Use Dubsado as a Calligrapher & Designer

WOW! A lot has changed since I last wrote about Dubsado more than a YEAR ago; that’s just crazy for me to think about, especially because my little business has grown so much since then and Dubsado has been there every step of the way. Dubsado still remains an integral part of my calligraphy and design business, ElisaAnne Calligraphy, and I’m using the platform on an almost daily basis (depending on the time of year and how busy I am). Dubsado still remains my top choice out of all the other client management systems I’ve heard of that exist (HoneyBook, 17Hats, Tave… blah blah). Excuse my slight cynicism there, but I don’t really think the other platforms compare because I just love Dubsado that much!

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Why QuickBooks Self-Employed is Essential for my Small Business

Why QuickBooks Self-Employed is Essential for my Small Business

I tend to be a little bit of an oddity as a creative… Though I love all things creative and I have a mind that runs a mile a minute with new ideas, I also have a huge love for numbers and math! When I was a little kid I used to play “bank” with myself all the time. I would sit with a money drawer full of fake cash and make deposits and withdrawals to myself. And I could seriously do this for hours without getting sick of it!

That’s something that’s always stuck with me as I’ve grown up. I’m lucky to have an extremely financially savvy Dad that has taught me a lot of what I know, but I’m also lucky to have a personality that enjoys the challenge of numbers…

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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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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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