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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 […]

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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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Faithful To The End

This will probably be the hardest post I’ve ever written. Today I’m going to share the most *bitter* and *sweet* news I’ve ever shared with you, so I’ll just get right to it. 2019 will be my last year in business. I’m not crying, you’re crying. Wow! Deep breath. That was heavy to write and […]

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How I made Self-Care a Priority in my Business

By Caitlin Jane Miller, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Confession: I’m balancing a lot. Honestly, who isn’t balancing a lot these days? As creative entrepreneurs, we’re all doing a bit of a juggling act, aren’t we? On my plate right now is a full-time job in finance, a […]

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May Review + June Goals

I’ve been journaling since I was about 12 years old. I would like to tell you a romantic story about how I picked up pen and paper on my own and started writing down poetic thoughts at a young age (if only 🙄). Here’s how it really went down. I got in trouble … at […]

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