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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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Creating Space in your Business to Avoid Burnout

Creating Space in your Business to Avoid Burnout

Running your own solopreneur or small business is hard work. I’ll let you in on a little secret…we all struggle! I work with a lot of business owners, so I see all the overwhelm, anxiety and burnout. It happens to me, too…sometimes a LOT.

It’s ok if you burn out. Let it happen. Rest. Do something else. If you give yourself a break every once in awhile, you’ll have space to create new ideas. Burnout happens for a lot of reasons, such as doing too much of the same thing for too long. Your brain eventually recharges itself if you rest well, and then you’ll likely bounce back better than ever!

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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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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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Setting the Right Prices for your Holistic Business

Setting the Right Prices for your Holistic Business

Let’s talk about pricing.

A tricky subject for many small biz owners, I know!

I’m currently in the middle of revamping my services to better meet the needs of my clients – and also to better meet the needs of my business, so it can continue to run well. This includes raising prices to match the value of these new services. The new pricing will also be more competitive with other web designers & developers who are on the same level of knowledge, skill and talent.

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