Is Your Age Holding You Back in Business?

  Have you ever faced a judgy relative or a skeptical friend who flat out told you that you’re too young to be taken seriously as a business owner? Maybe they didn’t say it directly, but their “Bless Your Heart” comments told you everything you needed to know. Or maybe it’s been one of voices […]

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6 Steps to Overcoming Fear and Finding Motivation

  It’s a classic situation… you get a new idea for something in your business – a new service or product, a new type of workflow, maybe even a side passion project – and it’s so exciting! You jump right in, work every spare minute fleshing this idea out, all the while envisioning the exciting […]

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3 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowded Industry

  Ever get an idea for a service or product that seemed brilliant and original at the time, but, once you started digging in and researching it, your idea started popping up everywhere? It’s super frustrating, right? You start off excited about a new, maybe even innovative project, only to get more and more discouraged […]

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5 Unexpected Ways to Get Clients (In Your First Year in Business)

When you’re first starting out in your business, it can feel like there are a million roadblocks in front of you, especially the biggie: getting clients who pay. How do you land that first (or second, or third) client? Before we delve into some surprising ways you can snag new clients, make sure you’re crystal-clear […]

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Why the Phrase “Ideal Client” Makes Me Want to Vomit, and 5 Steps to Actually Get In Front of the Right Audience for Your Offering

There’s a lot of phrases thrown around the online entrepreneur world, but this is one I’ve always been averse to. I still remember when my first mentor had me attempt to come up with my ideal clients, and they were all richer, skinnier versions of me that apparently had $10 million to spend at Target […]

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10 Ways to Seem Like a Pro (Even if you’re just starting out)

“What am I doing? I’m not an expert! Why would anyone buy my product / take advice from / hire me?” If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, know that you’re not alone. It’s called “imposter syndrome” and every creative entrepreneur I’ve met has experienced it to some degree. If you haven’t, it may be […]

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Seven Ways You Know It’s Time to Form an LLC

You have so much to think about in starting a business that you probably forgot the most important part of getting up and running, and that is… actually starting a business! Most of us start out with a Paypal or Etsy account and a service or product, and the more services/products we sell, the more […]

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3 Things Every Business Owner Needs to Know from the Start

What New Creatives Should Know Starting a creative business is *deep breath* exciting, stressful, empowering, draining, inspiring, emotional, rewarding, lonely, and ultimately, liberating. Yes, I purposely zigzagged through ups and downs because that is the real entrepreneurial journey, y’all. With all of these feelings exploding inside, real life happening on the outside, and a sky […]

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4 Steps to finally start your biz today

The unicorns are real. Or maybe “the Pokemon are real” is a more timely reference. When I got started in the online world, it felt SO. FREAKING. IMPOSSIBLE. to do anything, let alone get to the level that you see most entrepreneurs at. When you’re just starting out- there’s a lot to consider, and that’s […]

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The Step Everyone Forgets When They Start a Business

When we start a new business or pursuit, it’s so easy to get caught up in the CYA stuff- the LLC, the registrations, the domain names, the business cards… the list goes on and on. Even I forgot this simple step when I set up my two new businesses (my law firm, which handles the […]

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