Former Fortune 100 financial advisor turned business consultant for creative entrepreneurs, I'm on a mission to bridge the gap between the world of money and creative entrepreneurship so you can feel confident in your finances, clarity in your direction, and freedom to go on creating just as long as your heart desires!

After working alongside thousands of creative entrepreneurs on their business strategy and financial goals, I took the most confusing, frustrating, frequently asked (and frequently wine-and-tears accompanied) business concepts—financial planning, productivity, strategy, scale, mindset—and simplified them. My husband says my creative genius is simplifying complicated things. I like that.

After ten years in the financial industry, I knew firsthand that a few simple (but not easy) steps had the power to transform a story. I helped failing businesses start thriving in less than 12 months. I served burned out creative professionals helping them to take month-long sabbaticals in less than 12 months. I saw women feel proud of the money they were contributing to their household. 

Now I teach those steps to as many creative entrepreneurs as I possibly can!

Hi! I'm Shanna Skidmore

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STRENGTH IN NUMBERS:

13

Countless

1000+

22k+

Years in Industry

Online Students

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What your custom plan might include:

Pre-Call Homework

60-Minute Implementation Call

1 year business financial forecast including sales goal, revenue plan & spending plan

(3-12) 60-Minute Consulting Calls

1 year personal budget, individual salary needs, and net worth statement

Review of Services & Pricing + Shanna’s “Time Bank” hourly fee assessment

Complete business overhaul

How does it work?

Apply or join the waitlist
Book your slot on Shanna’s calendar
Receive prep work to make the most of your time together
Follow your custom planning process
Transform your finances

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join the waitlist

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45-minute Strategy Session

$250

Only 5 available per month!
Sessions are first come, first serve.

Join the waitlist to find out more details!

includes:

45-minute video call with Shanna
Prep Packet to get the most out of our time together

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Custom Financial Plans

choose one:

Personal Plan, Business Plan or Combo Plan

apply today!

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Personal Financial Plan

$3,500

3-month payment plans available
Clients are taken on by application only.

Available by application only!

2-week process includes:

Interested?

Pre-Call Homework
60-Minute Consulting Call
1 year personal budget, individual salary needs, and net worth statement
60-Minute Implementation Call

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Business Financial Plan

$6,500

3 or 6 month payment plans available
Clients are taken on by application only.

4-week process includes:

Pre-Call Homework
60-Minute Consulting Call
Review of Services & Pricing + Shanna’s “Time Bank” hourly fee assessment
60-Minute Consulting Call
1 Year business financial forecast including sales goal, revenue plan & spending plan
60-Minute Implementation Call

Interested?

Available by application only!

apply today!

apply today!

Interested?

Combo Financial Plan

$8,500

3 or 6 month payment plans available
Clients are taken on by application only.

Available by application only!

6-week process includes:

Pre-Call Homework
60-Minute Consulting Call
Review of Services & Pricing + Shanna’s “Time Bank” hourly fee assessment
60-Minute Consulting Call
1 year business financial forecast including sales goal, revenue plan & spending plan
60-Minute Consulting Call
1 year personal budget, individual salary needs, and net worth statement
60-Minute Implementation Call

Our team reviews applications twice per month. Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive a reply. We are currently booking custom planning clients three months in advance.

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Business Consulting Package

$25,000+

3, 6 or 12 month payment plans available
Clients are taken on by application only.

6-month process includes:

12 Coaching Calls with Shanna
Weekly Homework
Complete business overhaul including: branding, marketing, services and pricing, time management, self-care and boundaries, financial planning and forecasting, systems and operations.

what we will cover:

Vision Casting
Work less, Accomplish More 
Marketing
Implementation Week
Operations & Workflows
Productivity, Time Management & Boundaries

Money Management
Implementation Week
Pricing
Managing Cash Flow
Financial Forecasting
Implementation Week

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Available by application only!

apply today!

By Application Only. Our team reviews applications twice per month. Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive a reply. We are currently booking consulting clients 6 months in advance.

Check out The Blueprint Model!

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More of a DIY gal? 

The Blueprint Model is a 12-week online business and finance program created specifically for creative entrepreneurs. It’s your a-z blueprint for starting and growing a profitable (actually puts money in your pocket), sustainable (doesn’t sacrifice your life to the non-stop hustle), and life-enriching business!

Shanna is changing lives,

one entrepreneur at a time.

select a testimonial:

Genina Ramirez

"Shanna Skidmore literally changed my life. I know that sounds a tad bit overdramatic but hey, it’s the truth."

Graphic Designer, Low Country Paper 

When I first met Shanna I was feeling overwhelmed, overworked and had no idea how our little business was going to keep moving forward. She’s an incredible sounding board, visionary and friend who is forever in your corner helping you fight for what you want.  I would recommend working with Shanna to any creative entrepreneur. Trust me…it’ll change your life. 


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hilary butler

"I have been up SIXTY FREAKING PERCENT this whole year!"

Artist

I have my cash flow plan beside me and I have been up SIXTY FREAKING PERCENT this whole year simply by planning ahead for slow months and all the sudden the money is there. What! You are brilliant and I am so grateful for you and the way you love us and take care of our hearts and just are YOU! I sometimes feel like that 2nd grade kid who’s like, “Teacher! Look - I did my homework!” 


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Tiffany farley

"For the very first time, I am making every business decision intentionally with my numbers and core motivators in mind, and writing my cost of goods on something other than a post-it..."

photographer + founder of The Fount Collective 

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I knew from the moment you announced The Blueprint Model that I had to do everything in my power to sign up. I knew that I needed a reset in my business priorities, more work life balance (and a plan on how to achieve it!). For the very first time, I am making every business decision intentionally with my numbers and core motivators in mind.

Kelly Lenard

"If I was standing here with my best friend I’d tell her to BUY IT! It feels like an answer to my prayers."

Floral design, Intertwine

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This program really covers every question I’ve been needing answers to and so much more. I love that it’s not only about running a profitable and sustainable business, but living a better life! Why was there not a course like this in college? Shanna made the content so easy to follow and really motivated me to change the way I work and live. I can’t wait to see what the future holds! 

Carrie Moe

"This program will absolutely change your life and give you the tools you need to create an intentional and inspiring lifestyle."

Creative director and founder Type A Society 

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Shanna is like the best friend that comes into your house when you’re in your PJs with messy hair, your kids are crying and the dishes are piled high. I seriously wanted to reach into the screen a few times and give her a big hug because she spoke right to me as a creative entrepreneur. If you can’t afford this program, sell something in your house to take it. 

britt bass

"She completely altered the way I view and run my business." 

Britt Bass Fine Art

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My brand and business has transformed since meeting Shanna.  I felt like I was working my tail off painting all the time and there really wasn’t much to show for it. I knew there was a better way, I just didn’t know what it was yet. Shanna’s strategy provides both the groundwork and follow through for new and established businesses to chart a course of success that ultimately frees us up to do what we do best - create! 

Torrance Hart

"The pricing formula was key!! Narrowing it all down to a formula was great, and I loved your recommendation that we move towards that price 10% at a time."

Curator Teak & Twine 

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This definitely made an impact on me and the business! I also loved what you said about the 80/20 rule. I had heard of it before but it was so worthwhile to think about it again in terms of not just the most difficult clients, but to actually think about where 80% of income is coming from. I realized that spending more time building networks with our corporate clients vs trying to land another wedding was key. 

Kathryn Duckett

"Blueprint gives stress-free structure for the stressed creative. You don’t have to be overwhelmed by #allthethings."

Brand designer Creme Brands 

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Sure, you’ve scoured the internet for ways to make your business better, but have you really implemented those lessons with a well-ordered plan? You CAN make a plan, work it, and see your business work for you. With Blueprint, you have more than a teacher. You have an encourager who breaks it down step by step and gives you a very comprehensive look at, honestly, just about every area you need help with in your business. 

Ashlyn Carter

"You've given the Carters our life back... and 2018 hasn't even started."

Copywriter and founder Ashlyn Writes

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Love, the wife of a man who pulled $600 out this week and has told me sure I can get LL Bean boots if I save up 2 weeks of my fun money...and he used to hate budgets and think they were stupid. You and Jesus have changed us. I love you!

Ash Bush

"This class has been beyond helpful for me! You helped me adjust my pricing to get that 40/60 margin, I went well beyond reaching my six-figure sales goal for the year, and you opened my eyes to things I had no idea were happening in my business!"

Lettering and design Ash Bush Ink

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That's the section that made me a true believer, I started telling everyone about your class. I'm still implementing some things, and I don't fully know all my numbers and exactly how my monthly sales goals will break down, but I've made a WORLD of advances since starting your course. Thanks again!”

Katie Ryan

“I know you'll be so proud. I just booked a custom illustration for $800 just for my time and creativity. She will continue to pay me for anywhere she chooses to use the illustration for usage rights. The Blueprint Model is paying for itself!!!!!!”

Queeni Kathleeni designs, artist

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Creativity takes courage after all! I'm feeling so much better in my business because I'm in control and I'm not being controlled by my customer. This is the best money I've spent in my life, which is saying a lot because the second best money I've ever spent was to go see Beyonce in concert. You're ahead of Beyonce.

Melissa Mahoney

"My last day at my firm is THIS THURSDAY! So insane. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to make this happen."

Interior Design

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Without pursuing any new business, I have had two more 3-month contracts signed since completing the program, and the 6-month contract that I started while in the program still has 3-months left. I have recommended Blueprint to 3 other creative business owners who you may hear from for coaching calls in the near future. All of them are super impressed with how much I gained from the program and have set into place before launching my business.

Meg Hamilton

"Stop the Crazy."

Photographer

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Today I actually set up an auto transfer from my business checking to my personal checking… and I will actually get paid the same amount every.single.friday…. Insane right? 8 years doing this full-time and I’m finally giving myself an actual salary. All thanks to Shanna skidmore and this class! Xoxo 

Kate Asire

"I just wanted to share with you that as of last week I have met my sales goal for the year! When I set my goal last fall it felt very ambitious and scary and so it feels equally exciting and happy to have met the goal!"

Kate Asire Flowers 

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I am so grateful! I want to cry about how happy and light I feel at this moment. I realized that with my new spending plan I truly am able to pay off all my debt and I should be able to do it in under a year! Plus start a retirement account plus have money to help with my families general expenses. I have felt so burdened and stressed by money for so long and I know feel truly empowered! Amazing.

Shawna Young

"I can't thank you enough for making us step back and look at our businesses with new glasses and from a different perspective. Love ya forever for it!"

Young Designs - Event planning

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Know your hard work helps others and you should be so proud of yourself. I've complete 13/18 of my sales goals already based on money brought in. And I feel 110% confident in exceeding it. It's so nice to know where I stand on the year so I don't undercut my services or skills. Credit card balance is at zero and money saved is constantly rising. That freedom is so much. Thanks so much for Blueprint!

Jennifer Manzi

"For the first time ever, I will see my winter/slow season with money in the bank and WITHOUT fear."

Photographer

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I am ONE credit card payment away from dragging Jennifer Manzi Photography back into PROFIT LAND...and Magnolia Grace Studios has been pulling profit (small paychecks because I'm still terrified to mess it all up again) since April (!!!!!) and I have so much excess going into my fall weddings.

Kaitie Bryant

"I charged (wait for it) $250 for my first wedding I shot and probably felt bad for taking any money."

Photographer

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It has been such a journey figuring out pricing: learning about emotional pricing, burning at both ends, and finally coming to a place where I really understand what I need to charge to stay in business and sane. Shanna coached me through all these muddy waters and I’m so so glad other people can benefit from her wise coaching. 

Krista Janos

"The Blueprint Model teaches you how to be a better business owner. Whether you’re a designer, a florist or a vintage rental company. It can go across the whole gamete."

Owner Blue Eyed Yonder, Vintage Rental Company 

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It’s easy to sit around and say I need to have this or I should have that… but you’re so busy running a small business you just don’t have time. This program carves out time to sit down, to plan, to dream. To talk to other creatives struggling with the same things. At the end of the process actually having a budget on paper, goals written down… Sitting down to take the time to do those things. It’s invaluable. 

Abany Bauer

"I was really drained. I was just done, ready to walk away. And I knew if I didn’t find something or someone I was just going to go get a 9-5 and be done. When I came to Blueprint I was desperate. "

 Founder Brown Linen Design, calligraphy + paper goods

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Shanna has a way of speaking encouragement back into you. “What you are doing is incredible, you should be doing this, and everything you’re doing is right we just need to adjust a few things to make it more sustainable. I love the fact that Shanna wants to encourage whats happening from the heart from the inside out. 

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