Episode 45 – Shop Talk with Cara Maybee of Desert Rose Equine

Hey Rebels!  Today we chat about Shop Talk with Cara Maybee of Desert Rose Equine.  Cara Maybee is horse tack creator from Albany NY.  After seeing that there was a missing piece in the tack world, Desert Rose Equine was created with the intentions of creating tack pieces with personality. Cara has blended her love for horses and graphic design all in one. When she isn’t working in her leather shop, she enjoys reading a good book, lifting weights and of course riding horses.

Cara has been a CBR Rebel from the very beginning of our podcast and we have been obsessed with her work ever since meeting her.   In today’s episode we talk about her passion for horse riding, putting yourself out there, failure, success, and the craziest thing that has ever happened to her because of her business.  You have got to tune in to this one!

 

Quote Love From Cara:

You are going to come across failure, and it’s okay…everyone fails.
As long as you keep making good content, you will do fine.

 

Where to find Cara:

Website |  Instagram | Facebook

 

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YOU CAN FIND KELLY ONLINE AT:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com

YOU CAN FIND CAROLINE ONLINE AT:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

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Throwback Episode – Episode 4 – Online Tools for a Seriously Creative Business

Hey Rebels! Your listening to a throwback episode! This is one of our most downloaded episodes so we hope you enjoy and we will be back next week with a regular episode!

Are you overwhelmed by all the online tools there are to choose from to help you be more productive and run your shop smoothly?  From productivity tools to shipping tools and everything in between Kelly and Caroline break down what they love and why so that you can save a ton of time trying out #allthethings.

Here are our favorite online tools.

Trello
We had a Trello love fest.
Kelly and Caroline talk all things Trello and why it works so well for them.  Keeping everything in one place keeps us on track while organizing our businesses and working on the Creative Biz Rebellion Podcasts.

It was love at first sight – Caroline

Resources for Learning Trello:
Get Trello –
Think Creative Collective – Trello for Business Course
Dana Malstaf – Boss Mom – Free Trello Course

Shipstation
Shipstation works will many platforms including Shopify, Etsy, and Squarespace.  You can print labels directly from their website and they will even alert you when you can combine orders.

Etsy Rank
Analyzes your Etsy shop and helps you to optimize your Etsy listings including your photos, tags, titles, and a calendar of upcoming holidays and events that could affect your online biz.

I love free-Caroline

Email File Management:

Drop Box:

Oh My God your life will change-Kelly

Worried about having to delete files on your computer? With dropbox you can keep all your files on your computer in one spot and never worry again about not having enough space.  No matter what program you are using, your computer will automatically save your files in dropbox.  Caroline and Kelly talk about how important dropbox is for your business and how easily you can share folders and files with others.

Google:
There are so many different ways you can use google for your business.  Within google you have email, google docs, google sheets and calendar. Google for Work is also a great option. Kelly talks about how she loves using google sheets and docs to keep her business organized. Another bonus with using google is you do not have to worry about space on your computer.

Design:

Creative Cloud

Caroline and Kelly talk all things adobe and the different aspects of the software you can purchase based on your business needs for a small monthly fee. Investing in technology is important and can change and grow your business. Listen for the special way you could get a discount for this software!

We love illustrator – Caroline

Illustrator: That’s my work wife – Kelly

Your computers and tools make a difference – Caroline

Mailchimp
Need a game changer for your business??? Learn how to reach out to your customers by using mailchimp.  Caroline talks about how the automation setup will email your customers for you and keep them update to date on your latest products.  Learn what automations in mailchimp can do for and your business and all about email marketing for your biz.

The automations have been game changing-Caroline

Accounting:

It’s kinda like that beast that you just have to deal with-Kelly

The one component of our biz we all are faced with but dread…..Crunching numbers and staying on top of your money.  We all want this process to be as easy as possible. Learn about the different programs/resources that Caroline and Kelly use to keep their businesses on track and make their lives less stressful!

Go Daddy
Wave Accounting

Don’t fear the IRS, they are super helpful-Kelly

 

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and use hashtag #creativebizrebellion for a shop shout out!!!

Enroll in our FREE course:  The CBR Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review! Click on the link and then click on “view in iTunes” to leave us a review.  We give you all the virtual fist bumps.  Thank you!

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YOU CAN FIND KELLY ONLINE AT:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com

YOU CAN FIND CAROLINE ONLINE AT:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

SHOW YOUR REBEL SPIRIT WITH SOME AWESOME GEAR FROM THE CREATIVE BIZ REBELLION SHOP:

www.creativebizrebellion.com/shop

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Episode 44 – Productivity in Your Biz with Tonya Dalton

Hey Rebels!  Today we chat with Tonya Dalton.  Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert who started her first business in 2009 working out of her dining room juggling two small kids. By 2011, she had grown the business to the point where her husband could leave corporate America and come work with her. By combining her entrepreneurial spirit with his MBA and marketing experience, they were able to grow a small niche business quickly into something that could support their family. The company continued to flourish, but something was missing. In the summer of 2014 she closed up shop to follow her true passion of starting inkWELL Press – a company centered around productivity tools and training. inkWELL Press launched in November of 2014 and has been able to rapidly grow its online presence and expand into a national retail partnership thanks to a commitment to quality, focused marketing efforts and fiercely loyal fans. Recently Tonya launched her podcast, Productivity Paradox, which debuted at #12 in iTunes in the Business category and surpassed 100,000 downloads in the first few months. Tonya believes that too many women feel overwhelmed with all that they have to do each day, and many times their own dreams get pushed aside – she helps women use productivity to pursue their big goals and end each day feeling satisfied and successful.

Quote Love From Tonya:

“Educating people really refills me”

“You either jump off a cliff or stand there and look”

 

Where to find Tonya:

Website |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Podcast

 

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and use hashtag #creativebizrebellion for a shop shout out!!!

Enroll in our FREE course:  The CBR Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review! Click on the link and then click on “view in iTunes” to leave us a review.  We give you all the virtual fist bumps.  Thank you!

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YOU CAN FIND KELLY ONLINE AT:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com

YOU CAN FIND CAROLINE ONLINE AT:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

SHOW YOUR REBEL SPIRIT WITH SOME AWESOME GEAR FROM THE CREATIVE BIZ REBELLION SHOP:

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Episode 43 – Rolling with the Punches and Staying Positive

Hey Rebels!  In this episode Caroline and Kelly talk all about rolling with the punches and staying positive while running your biz!  Don’t let changes freak you out!  Caroline and Kelly are here to help!  Most important, you really need to be a positive part of the community!  The Ecommerce world is always changing. Changes are a part of life and will continue to happen, embrace the changes!  If a platform makes a change, ask for help! The .best advice is to go directly to the source!  Ask yourself how you can make your shop better with the new changes.  Be sure you are on the inside of the platform you belong to!  Sometimes our shops take a big hit from changes, but we have to work through the changes, figure out how you can fix it, and bounce back.  Stay positive rebels, complaining is not the solution!

Please don’t forget to submit your questions for our 50th episode- please feel free to ask us anything!  We want you to be involved, without you we wouldn’t be here! Also, do not forget to join our free summer Ecourse!!

 

Quote Love from Caroline & Kelly

Always have a positive attitude, keep your eyes forward and keep going -Kelly

No matter what platform you’re on, you have to put in the work -Caroline

Instead of fighting changes, use those changes to grow & evolve your business -Caroline

When a platform makes a change, take a deep breath and take 15 min -Kelly

 

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and use hashtag #creativebizrebellion for a shop shout out!!!

Enroll in our FREE course:  The CBR Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review! Click on the link and then click on “view in iTunes” to leave us a review.  We give you all the virtual fist bumps.  Thank you!

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YOU CAN FIND KELLY ONLINE AT:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com

YOU CAN FIND CAROLINE ONLINE AT:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

SHOW YOUR REBEL SPIRIT WITH SOME AWESOME GEAR FROM THE CREATIVE BIZ REBELLION SHOP:

www.creativebizrebellion.com/shop

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Episode 42 – Running a Business for Introverts

Hey Rebels!  In this episode Caroline and Kelly talk all about running a business for introverts!  Running a business is so different if you are an introvert versus being an extrovert.  Not sure exactly which category you fit into?  Click here to find out!  

Extroverts listen…this is nothing against you.  If it weren’t for you, we introverts wouldn’t learn all the amazing things from you online!  Being an introvert and a business owner can be very exhausting!  We are all different people with different personalities.  Kelly and Caroline give great tips and tricks for all business introverts on how to handle it all!  What great tips can you do to help you run your business and get out there to meet new people without feeling so overwhelmed and exhausted at the end?  No matter what type of personality you have, what is important is doing things that make you comfortable so you are able to run your business more efficiently!  Cheers to all those introverts running businesses!!

Quote Love from Caroline & Kelly

The Key to running a business is to do what makes you comfy -Caroline

I love helping other people-one of my fav things -Kelly

Find ways to connect with people that works for you -Caroline

You don’t have to share everything to be successful -Kelly

 

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and use hashtag #creativebizrebellion for a shop shout out!!!

Enroll in our FREE course:  The CBR Rock Your Shop Summer Challenge!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review! Click on the link and then click on “view in iTunes” to leave us a review.  We give you all the virtual fist bumps.  Thank you!

JOIN THE REBELLION! Signup for our newsletter and get our fave list of Instagram hashtags FREE!

YOU CAN FIND KELLY ONLINE AT:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com

YOU CAN FIND CAROLINE ONLINE AT:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

SHOW YOUR REBEL SPIRIT WITH SOME AWESOME GEAR FROM THE CREATIVE BIZ REBELLION SHOP:

www.creativebizrebellion.com/shop

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