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Being a CEO – Hiring and Delegating

If you want to grow your business and save your sanity, at some point you will need to hire someone. Does that sound glorious to you? Or does it make your heart race and stomach clench up a little? People’s enthusiasm for being the boss varies, but the bottom line is it will have to […]

Should I Exhibit at Bridal Market?

By far the most common and emotion filled question I get from newer independent bridal designers is some form of “Should I go to Market now?”. It’s not a simple question to answer, but getting the answer right, at the right time, is the best way to launch your business to the next level in […]

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Dear Family, Friends, and Random Jogger,

Tonight I went to my studio space to unload gear from a bridal show so that we could use our family car again. It’s not a short walk from my parking space to the front door, so it was a somewhat tedious process. At one point, I was struggling to push open the large, heavy […]

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Take Time to Reflect

Was this year a huge success for you? Did your business grow like crazy? Did you stick to your new exercise routine? Did you meet your income goals? Do you know? Tracking how your business and life are going isn’t always something that stays top of mind, but it’s important. If you want next year to be […]

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Branding for Your Ideal Client

Let me tell you a story about my Friday night last week. I left my store to find a list of notifications on a forum post about a new bridal design company that launched. People were livid and posts were flying. This company had put out a major PR push to introduce themselves to the […]

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Don’t Make a Wish – Make a Plan.

If you were around for the last post, you know exactly how you feel about your 2016 and what happened for you and your business. (If not, go there first!)The biggest step you can take toward launching your business to the next level is to know what that level is. Take your current business and daily […]

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Building a Sales Funnel that Works for You.

What’s your process for reaching new clients? If you’re in sales, you have a funnel. You may not know it, but it’s there. Your funnel is the process that brides or buyers go through from first hearing about you to buying a product. The problem with a funnel that you didn’t know was there is […]

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The 3 Steps for Selling Better Now.

How’s your year going so far? Did you wake up January 2nd just as pumped as the day before? I would love for each day to build more excitement and momentum than the day before, even if that’s just not how life or business works. Can you imagine the kind of work you’d be creating […]