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Starting a businsss Part 3: Planning vs Overplanning

Starting a businsss Part 3: Planning vs Overplanning

  In the first two posts in our series on starting a business, we talked about assessing your attitudes about becoming a business owner and taking a big picture look at your business idea. Now on to another component to launching your business: the real planning...

Adding Creativity Back to Your Business and Life

Adding Creativity Back to Your Business and Life

A few weeks ago, I started teaching a college class that covers design basics and other foundational skills for design students. The class also includes teaching the students creativity. Preparing a lesson on creativity is hard! How do you talk about creativity? How...

Keeping customers and clients happy

Keeping customers and clients happy

I'm a member of several online groups and one of the hottest - and most reoccurring topics are centered around disgruntled customers, and how to handle them. It's clear that many want to keep happy customers but also encounter difficult situations and people. While we...

Tools and resources we are loving right now

Tools and resources we are loving right now

Being a small business owner can be hard. So we are always on the lookout for tools, apps and ideas to help simplify day-to-day life so you can focus on the more important things. Here are a few things that we are loving right now. 1. I once was lost... Lost keys?...

Our Favorite Organization Tools

Our Favorite Organization Tools

I wear the title of creative entrepreneur proudly, and while I consider myself to be super creative, like others in this arena, I sometimes struggle with staying organized. I'm relying now more than ever on online tools to help manage my business, calendar and...

Why Plan B May Be the Best Plan A

Why Plan B May Be the Best Plan A

Is it just us, or do things never seem to go as planned? If you do a soft Google on when your best plan falls through, you’ll find approximately 14,287(ish) inspirational quotes about seeing it through when things don’t turn out as we hoped, dreamed, or even planned...

Scaling your team of one

Scaling your team of one

One of the most exciting and terrifying milestones of being a solopreneuers is realizing that your business is growing and that you need help. This was a particular painful moment for me. I  was working on a project which required some refined technical skills. I was...

How to Plan for Your Best Year Ever

How to Plan for Your Best Year Ever

It may seem cliche sometimes, but setting goals for the beginning of the year make a lot of sense. As an entrepreneur, this time of year is a transition between the close of one financial year and the beginning of a new one. It's logically a great time to evaluate...