THE ROADMAP TO BUILDING A CREATIVE BUSINESS

Running a successful creative business is hard work. Taking good photography, making handmade accessories, opening a creative space, offering good quality classes and workshops, coming up with interesting and inspiring content for your blog. All of these are necessary but not enough. It doesn’t guarantee that you are going to live from these in the long…

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THE CREATIVE BUSINESS PLAN

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Do you need a creative business plan? How quickly could you move forward if you had a simple, creative & easy to use plan for your creative business? You are passionate about designing and making and you have lots of ideas. You have already made a few items but are not sure if your side business is really a business. You have…

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CREATIVITY KILLED YOUR BUSINESS

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Creativity killed your business: 5 Reasons why Creative Businesses fail.    Running a creative business is not an easy task. We mostly work on our own. We get overwhelmed by all the admin, marketing, social media & dealing with customers. We are creative people, we are meant to be creating all the time. For the…

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TO RUN A CREATIVE BUSINESS, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE TIME

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One of the biggest challenges I have had since starting my creative business (and looking after two small children!) is TIME. It didn’t seem to be that important when I was working in the corporate world or before children, I had time to work, time to go out and have fun and time to relax…

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THE PROJECT PLANNER FOR THE STUBBORN PROJECT

I have put together a simple but very effective project planner to help you plan, focus and START your project,  whether you would like to work on a new idea, make something you haven’t done before or you just want to be more organised. The most difficult part of starting a new project is … well…

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THE JOURNEY TO A CREATIVE LIFE

I am back from holidays and ready for the new school year and my creative life. It has been a very productive summer, I launched my first online course, Start an Upcycling Business and I have also been working on a new project. It is exciting but a bit scaring too. It is a project that I have…

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5 MUST HAVES FOR YOUR WEBSITE

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I am SUPER EXCITED to say that I have a new website for my Upcycled Furniture & Design business. Summer, in business terms, tends to mean we slow down. If you have children, it is almost impossible to do anything during holidays, if you have clients they seem to disappear. Or maybe you just want to go to travel…

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THE CREATIVE PLAN FOR YOUR UPCYCLING BUSINESS

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Do you have a creative plan for your upcycling business? You are passionate about restoring, upcycling & transforming furniture, you have lots of ideas, you have already upcycled a few pieces which look great. OR maybe you don’t have any ideas (yet) or you haven’t done anything even with a wooden box but you just know Upcycling furniture is the…

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READY FOR PLANNING?

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I used to run my planning & daily schedule on my computer. It was in Outlook so I could check it out from my phone when I was out. These were the days were I was working in the IT world, not running a creative business, so all meetings, deadlines, project work, etc were on either a project…

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ARE YOU READY TO SET UP YOUR OWN UPCYCLING BUSINESS?

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Over the past two years, I have had lots of people in my upcycling classes who want to take it one step further and would like to set up an upcycling business or sell their own furniture. During the classes, they ask questions about how to paint but also how to source good pieces of furniture, what…

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