Big Announcement!: Boss Project Summit November 6th-9th.

Boss Project Summit Sponsored by Dubsado

We are so excited to announce this super cool project we’ve been a part of with our friends over at Think Creative Collective. This has been hush hush for a while, but today we can finally spill the beans…

We are going to be BREAKOUT Speakers at the inaugural Boss Project Summit that’s happening November 6th-9th.

This summit is 100% virtual, 100% free and 1,000% awesome.

Our session is called How to Create a Kickass Marketing Plan for Your Online Shop!  We will literally gift you a marketing plan that won’t drive you crazy doing ALL THE THINGS!  Sounds good right?

Here’s the absolute best part…it’s all totally free. Yup, you read that right, you can attend and watch every Keynote Speaker and various Breakout Sessions for free!

We’ll be letting you know as we get closer to the events about even more details, but here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming…

The Boss Project Summit Sponsored by Dubsado is a 4-day virtual event with 40+ speakers that are bringing you content designed to help you build and grow your online business. We know there’s a ton of resources out there to sift through – we just decided to bring you the best of the best all in one place. If your business is just getting started this is the perfect flash mob of strategy and lessons to kickstart its success. If you’re needing to unlock a specific growth hack that’s been holding you back in your existing business this is the perfect buffet of genius to show you the way.

Over these 4 days we’ll be bringing you speakers from all over the world that will be playing a role in providing you a solid framework for success. We’re covering your business basics:

MINDSET HACKS, BRANDING, MARKETING & SELLING, PLANNING, PHYSICAL, SERVICES & DIGITAL PRODUCT STRATEGIES, BUSINESS LOGISTICS, CREATING CONTENT AND SYSTEMS & AUTOMATIONS!

We’re obsessed with your success. We’ve left no stone unturned in bringing you content that’s going to radically change your life and business.

Stay tuned to hear more about some other amazing speakers that are going to be joining the virtual stage with us!

And don’t forget to grab your free ticket!  We are so excited we could bring this amazing opportunity to YOU!

P.S. You’re gonna see something about a Pre-Party All Access Pass ticket. This is gold. So go ahead and snag it. With it, you’ll get unlimited views of every session, access to the freebie vault with over 40 freebies loaded inside and an entrance to the MEGA Biz Growth Giveaway.

Episode 93 – SHOP TALK with Erin Dollar of Cotton and Flax


Erin Dollar of Cotton and Flax is on the show today for a shop talk! We are chatting about how she decided to start licensing her work, making smart decisions during product development and how we get all the things done. If you’ve thought about expanding your revenue streams, this one is for you!

About Erin:

Erin Dollar is a surface pattern designer, and founder of Cotton & Flax, a collection of modern textile home decor that is designed and manufactured in California. Erin’s work has been sold in 100+ retail shops, from indie boutiques, to large mass-market retailers like West Elm, CB2, and Need Supply. She has expanded her design portfolio through collaborations with brands like Robert Kaufman Fabrics, where her designs take on new life in the hands of modern crafters.

 

Connect with Erin:
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

Episode 59 – Why Creative Hobbies are Important


Hey rebels! Do you have a creative hobby outside of your business? Something that you do for fun, but not to make money? In this episode we chat about why we think creative hobbies are so important and why they are so hard for us to find and do! We also chat about how we like to turn everything into a business. It’s the entrepreneur’s curse! Be sure to tag us on Instagram with your creative hobby using hashtag #cbrcreativehobbies!

 

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

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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!

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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 36 – Shifting in Your Business

Hey Rebels!  In this episode Caroline and Kelly talk all about shifting in your business and all the things with it such as should you, shouldn’t you, and if so when should you do it?  Caroline and Kelly talk all about how they shifted with their business and why they did it!  Has your inner voice been talking to you??  Do not be afraid to listen!  Go Forth!!

Caroline’s Big Shift:

Caroline had been doing wedding invitations for several years and life happened and the feeling of being burnt out and her heart not being in it, so she decided to shift to product line her new focus of her business.   Caroline talks about how her business was in a slump and how she needed a change and shifted her business in many ways!  What’s Caroline’s new gig???

I get up in the morning and excited to work again -Caroline

I have learned so much & it has lead me to where I am today -Caroline

Everything leads you to where you are -Caroline

Don’t be afraid to take the leap of faith -Caroline

 

Kelly’s Big Shift:

Kelly started with the wedding industry, birthday invites, party stuff, etc… (still does a little with weddings) and shifted to address stamps because this was her most popular product.  After pondering this and taking baby steps Kelly opened a second Etsy shop for just rubber stamps.   Kelly  took another big shift and started doing her own production (instead of outsourcing) for her stamps!  Kelly loves the production part of her stamps and looks forward to going to work everyday!

Sometimes you just have to jump -Kelly

Today was so awesome -Kelly

Be open to the opportunities that come your way -Kelly

 

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

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.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

 

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

www.creativebizrebellion.com/shop

 

Quick Tips for Getting Over That Creative Block

You are looking at your release schedule and you know that you HAVE to get some designs down or new products added to your line. You have tried to sit down and think up some new amazing ideas but your brain is completely blank.

You’ve entered: THE CREATIVE BLOCK

Ugh. Let’s all take a minute to take a deep breath. It will be ok.

Creative blocks are super normal for me. I’m juggling a lot of things and a ton of ideas. Trying to come up with new products and designs can be overwhelming and pressuring. When we enter this mode of trying to launch new products, we can become our own worst enemy. Nothing is good enough and we struggle to come up with new ideas, because “hasn’t it all been done before?”

You can get out of this mode. Here are some quick tips for getting over that creative block.

– Go for a Walk or get out of the house. There is nothing better than a change of scenery for the creative. Take it up a notch and go to a museum or place of beauty that speaks to you. Can’t make it there? Look at some really inspiring pictures. For me, I like to revisit my trip to Colorado. *sigh* Something about those mountains gets the juices flowing every time. 

– Focus on what makes your brand different. I literally keep a note in my phone that describes my business in 4 words. Whenever I get stuck, I look at that and think to myself “how can I meet this right now.” It has been a total game changer and has helped my line grow in the right direction. Write down what makes your brand different and remind yourself when you get stuck.

– Do something different. Sometimes the best cure of lack of creativity or direction is a new experience. Try a new restaurant or go to a new city for a quick visit. Experiencing something new will give you something else to draw on for inspiration.

– Learn a new technique. If you are a maker, maybe it’s time to learn something new. As a designer, I am always seeking new ways to do things. Right now, I’m really focused on my hand lettering and improving that. I love trying new pens. In fact, it was a new pen that inspired several best selling designs. 

– Change your music. Do you listen to music while you work? I sure do and the number one thing I find when I’m stuck is that I need to change my music. Try it! It’s amazing. You can check out my monthly playlists here.

The important thing to know is that creative blocks are normal. The key is to not let them defeat you. Take control of them.

Another great way to tackle creative blocks is to do so with a community. Join the free Facebook Group by clicking here.

Happy Creating!