10 Micro Investments You Can Make in Your Biz Today

  It can be a bit overwhelming to balance what you need in order to set yourself up for success with what you can actually afford. It would be amazing to have all the tools and resources you need right from the start of your business, but sometimes you have to make do with what […]

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The One Skill You Need to Master In Order to Grow Your Biz

  Have you ever heard the story about the guy who traded his way up from a red paper clip to an actual house on Hawaii in the span of one year? Back in 2005 (I’m sooo dating myself here because I just cannot fathom that this went viral over a decade ago), a Canadian […]

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Is a Business Coach a Good Investment?

  I’m noticing more and more creatives feeling less-than-enthused (or completely bored with) their businesses. It’s something that isn’t talked much about… after all, if you’ve spent tons of time and money building a laptop life, it feels wrong to admit to being tired of it! So how do you deal with a case of […]

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Ruckus Legal: A Resource for the Entrepreneurial Attorney

  I know there’s a lot of secret attorneys out there in my audience because every once in awhile you pop your heads into my inbox, and we’re able to have a great chat, so this post is especially for you:   Over the past year, I’ve increasingly received more and more inquiries asking me […]

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3 Reasons Why Creative Businesses Fail in Their First Year

    I can’t pinpoint the exact moment my first online business failed. It was a hard blow though, because it came with a lot of “I told you so’s.”  In case you’re interested, Carte Blanche Wellness was really going to rock the health blogging world… but only in my dreams.   Let’s just put […]

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The Best Investment You Can Make to Grow Your Business

  Sooner or later you’ll feel the itch to grow your creative business — but how? When you’re the sole body running the behind the scenes, you don’t always have more time, energy, or money to pour into your business. It’s easy to feel that you’ve been backed into a wall or you’ve tapped out […]

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Breaking Down Masterminds (and Why They’re So Important for Growing Your Biz)

  Mastermind. It’s almost a dirty word. You can’t poke your nose into an entrepreneur-oriented Facebook group without running into the term. All the big, successful entrepreneurs are either in one, promoting one, or offering one. They’re touted as the “thing” you need to do if you want to grow your business, streamline your processes, […]

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From Concept to Cash Out: 7 Steps to Successfully Launching Your Online Course

  The first time I created a course from start to finish, I was so sure I was onto something big and that it was going to be a HUGE success. After all, clients had asked me for a course like this and told me they’d have paid for it — so what could possibly […]

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5 Pieces of Advice for the Jaded Entrepreneur

  Scroll through Instagram and you’ll find 1,000 “motivational” entrepreneurial mantras that are completely useless. Seriously, if I never have to hear the word “hustle” again, I’ll live a very happy life. How is that even helpful? We wouldn’t be entrepreneurs if we didn’t know we needed to hustle. Most of us have the complete […]

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5 Ways to Come Up with a Course Name that Creates a Purchasing Frenzy

  So you have your online course all mapped out, your videos are planned, the lessons are outlined for Teachable and now you’re struggling to figure out what to call it. Ideally, you want something creative and unique to attract people’s attention and stand out, yet still be simple and clear enough to make sure […]

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