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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 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 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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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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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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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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The Core Motivator in my Business

By Sarah Hayes, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series “Business just isn’t for me.” I told myself that sentence time and time again years ago. I’d been working on running a design business at the time, but eventually, I opted to shut it down. Why? Well, because like I said: “Business […]

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The Core Motivator in my Business

By Sarah Hayes, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series “Business just isn’t for me.” I told myself that sentence time and time again years ago. I’d been working on running a design business at the time, but eventually, I opted to shut it down. Why? Well, because like I said: “Business […]

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How Understanding my Numbers Helped Me Find Balance in my Business

By Juli Hall as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Zero. That’s the number I saw staring back at me at the end of 2017. As the owner of an event venue in rural Georgia, it had been my busiest year in business yet. We doubled our events, working year-round to host more […]

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How Understanding my Numbers Helped Me Find Balance in my Business

By Juli Hall as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Zero. That’s the number I saw staring back at me at the end of 2017. As the owner of an event venue in rural Georgia, it had been my busiest year in business yet. We doubled our events, working year-round to host more […]

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Moving Into a Luxury Market: How I Increased My Pricing & My Value

By Teissia Treynet, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Nothing about the way my business began was conventional. I’ve been the founder and CEO of Firefly Events for just over ten years now, but when I think back to the way it all started, I almost can’t believe it. Sometimes I […]

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Moving Into a Luxury Market: How I Increased My Pricing & My Value

By Teissia Treynet, as told by Sara Shelton Part of our “My Blueprint Story” Series Nothing about the way my business began was conventional. I’ve been the founder and CEO of Firefly Events for just over ten years now, but when I think back to the way it all started, I almost can’t believe it. Sometimes I […]

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