I originally wanted to create a place where I could connect with other designers that could benefit from my experience. What has quickly happened is that I have connected with many different kinds of businesses.
In reality most businesses are more alike than different. Whether you have a product or service, the mechanics are the same. You might be a photographer, jewelry designer, carpenter, or clothing designer, regardless of what product or service you have I can help you.
Almost all the businesses I work with seem to struggle with the most critical component, which is pricing. Does this sound like you? Do you know how much you are making and spending? Unfortunately, most of my clients do not. They start out either falling in love with their craft or maybe they are very good at service and they just "eyeball" or "guess-tamate" on costs and fees. Never really knowing what they are making. This in addition to some other basic principles can either make or break a business.
Basic business concepts & organizational tools are required in any field not just creative businesses. I certainly lacked those skills when I began my career, but through many lessons, (some of them painful) I developed a set of skills that allowed me to achieve a level of success that seemed to elude many of my peers.
I have always had a passion for helping others and enjoyed sharing my experiences. With over 10+ years in the jewelry industry I want to help designers, makers, crafters and other business owners navigate the challenges of growing a successful business. I love all businesses; I currently work with a variety of small companies (not just creatives and designers). I help them work through issues that face all entrepreneurs.
Making, doing, selling, is in my blood, and I want to help you take your business to the next level.
I can help you get organized, streamline your products or services, and market your business. My goal is to give you clear, honest feedback along with the steps necessary to be successful. I want to encourage, while giving you a realistic picture of where you are and what you must work on to elevate your business.
Wishing you much success!