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How Following Your Dreams Can Pay Your Bills

By Kaitie Bryant, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Hey all you creative entrepreneurs out there, I’ve got great news for you: You have permission to dream! Okay, maybe that isn’t a life-altering truth for most of you. I mean, as creatives, aren’t we all sort of prone to dreaming? I […]

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How Following Your Dreams Can Pay Your Bills

By Kaitie Bryant, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Hey all you creative entrepreneurs out there, I’ve got great news for you: You have permission to dream! Okay, maybe that isn’t a life-altering truth for most of you. I mean, as creatives, aren’t we all sort of prone to dreaming? I […]

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4 Ways to Handle Rapid Growth in your business

By Melissa Mahoney, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series When I officially launched my interior design business just over a year ago, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I’d spent the last 12 years building a career at a commercial interior design firm. That was the world I knew. […]

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4 Ways to Handle Rapid Growth in your business

By Melissa Mahoney, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series When I officially launched my interior design business just over a year ago, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I’d spent the last 12 years building a career at a commercial interior design firm. That was the world I knew. […]

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How I Learned To Talk Confidently About My Pricing

By Katie Ryan, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Here’s a truth for all the creative entrepreneurs out there: Money doesn’t have to be a dirty thing. That one may need a second to sink in for some of you. Because if you’re anything like I used to be, you probably feel […]

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How I Learned To Talk Confidently About My Pricing

By Katie Ryan, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Here’s a truth for all the creative entrepreneurs out there: Money doesn’t have to be a dirty thing. That one may need a second to sink in for some of you. Because if you’re anything like I used to be, you probably feel […]

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How I took a 4-week vacation my very first year in business

By Laura Michael, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Real talk : This whole “business owner” thing is still pretty new to me. I’ve been operating my watercolor design, branding, and brand development business for just about 11 months now. So while it’s safe to say I’m no expert, […]

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How I took a 4-week vacation my very first year in business

By Laura Michael, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Real talk : This whole “business owner” thing is still pretty new to me. I’ve been operating my watercolor design, branding, and brand development business for just about 11 months now. So while it’s safe to say I’m no expert, […]

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How I Balance Being A Busy Event Planner + Brand New Mom

By Lindsay Jani, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Balance. Isn’t that what most of us creative entrepreneurs are looking for? That elusive work/life balance that allows you to be successful in growing your company without giving up everything you love in your personal life in the process.   The […]

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How I Balance Being A Busy Event Planner + Brand New Mom

By Lindsay Jani, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Balance. Isn’t that what most of us creative entrepreneurs are looking for? That elusive work/life balance that allows you to be successful in growing your company without giving up everything you love in your personal life in the process.   The […]

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How I Created a Business that Inspires me without the Pressure of Paying my Bills

By Heather Payne, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Hi, my name is Heather Payne. I’m a creative entrepreneur who’s been running my destination wedding photography business for nearly eight years. And I have a confession to make: I have a part-time job… by choice. Yes, that’s right, I’m running […]

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How I Created a Business that Inspires me without the Pressure of Paying my Bills

By Heather Payne, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Hi, my name is Heather Payne. I’m a creative entrepreneur who’s been running my destination wedding photography business for nearly eight years. And I have a confession to make: I have a part-time job… by choice. Yes, that’s right, I’m running […]

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How I Launched My Greeting Card Company Debt Free

By Jessica McSweeney, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series “I’m not good at that.” For as long as I can remember, this is the general opinion I had about managing my money. When it came to things like budgets, and expenses, and spreadsheets, and balances, I just considered it […]

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How I Launched My Greeting Card Company Debt Free

By Jessica McSweeney, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series “I’m not good at that.” For as long as I can remember, this is the general opinion I had about managing my money. When it came to things like budgets, and expenses, and spreadsheets, and balances, I just considered it […]

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