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Confession: I’ve totally been that person a week before taxes were due sorting through receipts and trying to get my quickbooks up to date. I know from experience that if you don’t make room to stay on top of your finances consistently, it’s a task that inevitably ends up on the back burner. When Kyle […]

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I know taking a month-long paid sabbatical (or a three month long paid maternity leave) can sound impossible. But I’ve now taught hundreds of my students and clients to do the same with one simple step: learning to track your high and low seasons. (I know that probably peaks your interest, so I’ll make sure […]

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I think we can all agree, finances is one of the most intimidating parts of running a business. Even as a former fortune 100 financial advisor with a business degree, I still get stumped from time to time on tax forms and the “right” way to do something when it comes to my business dollars. […]

As part of our Two-Cents Tuesday series. It’s Two-Cents Tuesday Episode 12! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Marieanna. She asks : “As the primary bill-payer in my marriage I’ve struggled over the years to get my husband to sit down with me to look […]

Three tips for talking with your spouse about money! | Shanna Skidmore #blueprintathome #money #marriage

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As part of our Two-Cents Tuesday series. It’s Two-Cents Tuesday Episode 11! Each every other week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Suz. She asks : “I have so much trouble biting the bullet for big purchases. Vacations, technology, art, shoes. It always seems irresponsible because if […]

3 tips to overcome the fear of spending | Shanna Skidmore #personalfinance

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As part of our Two-Cents Tuesday series. It’s Two-Cents Tuesday Episode 10! Every other week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Linda. She asks : “I’ve been in business for 7 months and made $0 profit (actually negative numbers). Everyone says that’s normal, but is it?” Great […]

Is it normal for a new business to lose money? Here are three reasons you’re business isn’t making money and what to do about it. | Shanna Skidmore #finance #business

It’s Two Cents Tuesdays ep 7! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Robyn. She asks : “A wedding is a life-changing events for two families. I try my best to remember that I’m here to help my client and make beautiful flowers for their […]

What to do when you aren’t booking “portfolio” work? | Here’s my two-cents on this great question from Robyn! Click here to watch. | shannaskidmore.com #twocentstuesday #booking #idealclient

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It’s Two Cents Tuesdays ep.6! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Roseanne regarding my year off social media. She asks “My sanity is still in jeopardy in this whole crazy instagram thing. It continues to get to me. I feel like if I don’t […]

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It’s Two Cents Tuesdays ep.5! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Lizzie. She asks “So often we get caught up in the idea of making it big, having thousands of followers on IG and bringing in cash with little work. I don’t have a […]

Battle Negative Self-Talk with Shanna Skidmore

It’s Two Cents Tuesdays ep. 3! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Jennifer. She asks, I enrolled in Quickbooks… I’ve overspent and I’m ashamed.  Please be my intervention! How do you keep track of your money every month without being constantly tied to your bank account? […]

How I Manage my Business Finances Month-by-Month

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It’s Two Cents Tuesdays ep. 2! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Heidi. She asks, “How do I learn more about what my potential clients actually want? My sister and I own an event planning business and we’re constantly coming up with different product/service […]

Next time you're thinking about expanding your services but not sure which idea to pursue first, don’t waste your time and energy creating a new service, systemizing the process, and deciding on pricing only to hear crickets when you finally launch it! Do this instead!

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It’s Two Cents Tuesdays ep.1! Each week I’ll be answering audience submitted questions over on my YouTube Channel! Today’s question comes from Vivian. She asks : “I’ve been trying to get less afraid of hearing ‘no’ when quoting a potential client and it’s kind of crazy how emotional it is when someone does say no. […]

Tired of hearing no when you send over the quote and wondering if anyone will ever book you at the price you actually want to charge?! Three Tips for overcoming objections without feeling like a sleazy salesperson!

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