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The Changes & Shifts of a Creative Entrepreneur While Running a Microbusiness

The Changes & Shifts of a Creative Entrepreneur While Running a Microbusiness

In my e-course Illuminate, we do a lot of soul-searching and introspection about how our businesses & lives interact with each other, so that we can create better businesses & lives.

After designing and writing this course, I worked through it myself.

And, oh my, did it open my eyes. Never did I think my own creation would challenge me so much.

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4 Ways to Calm Overwhelm & Get Motivated in Your Business

4 Ways to Calm Overwhelm & Get Motivated in Your Business

I don’t know what it is about Autumn, but every year when the leaves start to fall, I fall, crashing into a heap of overwhelm and exhaustion.After 10 steady months of staring at a computer screen for hours and hours each day, I start to lose my motivation and my entrepreneur energy. My creativity-on-demand well is dried up, desperate for replenishment. For going inside. For nourishment.Yet, Fall tends to bring out a rush of creative energy in different ways. For example, I am really excited and

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6 Ways to Grow Your Business

6 Ways to Grow Your Business

You already know why I started my own business, and eventually I’ll write about how I started it… but today, let’s talk about how to grow a business.

First, let me just say…growing a business is HARD work! Especially when you’re just starting out. So don’t let discouragement overtake your drive and passion for this being your own boss thing. Keep going.

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In Autumn, an End is a Beginning

In Autumn, an End is a Beginning

Autumn has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere… the dawn of a new season. A season normally related to endings – the end of Summer and the end of the cycle of life for things growing in the Earth.

But I always see Autumn as more of a beginning. Maybe because I was born in the Fall. Or maybe because that’s when a new school year always started. But I think I see it as a beginning because I feel so inspired around this time of year.

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You don’t have to do it all! Choosing the right projects and clients for your small business

You don’t have to do it all! Choosing the right projects and clients for your small business

Oh no, another silly cat picture on the Internet.

Bear with me, I have a point. Plus, isn’t he cute?

This is George, one of the studio cats. He and his sister Minnie hang out with me while I work. Sometimes they “help” (knock papers off my desk, sleep on the keyboard, fall asleep in my chair…)

Anyway, as you can see, George was having a little trouble getting up for work this morning. His lack of enthusiasm for facing the new day made me think of an important lesson I learned very early on in my business.

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Twitter for Networking: Live-Tweeting & Tweetups

Twitter for Networking: Live-Tweeting & Tweetups

I went to my first Tweetup last week.

My husband & I recently moved to the Torbay area of South Devon…birthplace of Agatha Christie (and the setting for some of her novels..And Then There Were None, comes to mind), warm sunshine, and palm trees that look like giant pineapples (apparently I was very excited about that, as you can see). Not a very big move from Cornwall, but a big step for our livelihoods and our careers.

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