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My Hope for 2020

Back in 2014, I was officially about six months into my business and buried by client work, dodging phone calls and scared to open my email. I made deadlines and promises I couldn’t keep and it was all catching up to me. In an act of desperation I decided to take a month-long break from […]

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Year of Curiosity

Achiever. It’s an attribute I can look back and see in myself even as a young child. I’m a competitor. Trying new things is my jam and I’m always up for a challenge. For me it’s not about being the best, but I always want to give my best. So, I work really hard at […]

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“What’s next Shanna?”

It’s been six months since officially announcing 2019 as my last year in business. Well, today is the day! After hitting “publish” on this post, I’m officially closing up shop! These past six months have already been a season of slowing down .. of finding rest. It’s been a time to stop the rushed “doing” […]

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June Review, July Goals + Quarter 2 Recap

This past week I sat in the back row behind over 150 other creative entrepreneurs listening to speaker after speaker give encouragement, insight, and big takeaways on how to grow our businesses in 2019. I am still processing nuggets of wisdom from so many speakers but today I want to let you in on some […]

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How to take a Paid Maternity Leave as an Entrepreneur

As told to Shanna Skidmore by Ashlyn Carter, written by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series I was only two years into my business when I got pregnant with our first child. I had left the world of corporate marketing to pursue my own career as a copywriter for creative entrepreneurs. And […]

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How I Increased my Shop Income by 10 times

By Ash Bush, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series I’ve been in business at AshBush.com since 2014. While I work as a calligrapher on custom wedding goods, I mostly spend my time operating my shop, selling calligraphy pens, notepads, kits, and more. I love the work of keeping that […]

How I increased my shop income 10 times by simply focusing on the right things in my business. A Blueprint Story with Ash Bush. | Shanna Skidmore #theblueprintmodel #business #entrepreneur

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How to leave your 9-5 without fear

by Katherine Corden as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series I was working as a physical therapist when I met Shanna. I’ve always been artistic and creative, but when it came time to pick a career path, I chose an option that gave me more of a stable, predictable income […]

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