Originally, I wanted to create a place where I could connect with other designers that could benefit from my experience. What quickly happened is that I have connected with many different kinds of businesses, not only designers.
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.
There are common hurdles that seem to affect almost all the businesses I work with, one of which is often 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 a service and they just "eyeball" or "guess-tamate" costs and fees. Never really knowing what they are making. This in addition to some other critical business principles can either make or break a business.
Maybe you struggle with marketing and promoting your business? You want to get business, but you don't want to "sell" yourself or your business. Or do you have a difficult time setting up your business infrastructure? Whatever it is, I can feel confident I can help you!
Certain 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!