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Summary In this week’s episode, I wanted to be super transparent on our Q1 goals. Talk about the highs and lows, revenues, and expenses. We see a lot of income claims but may not get the full picture of someone’s business. What did they make and what did they spend? Did they meet, exceed, or […]

A Real Look Into My Business Numbers: Q1 Successes And Flops

Podcast

05

Apr

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Summary I believe one of the best investments you can make in your business is a mentor. Have you ever been curious about getting a mentor for your business? Is there something that has been holding you back from reaching out or finding a mentor? In this week’s episode, I chat with designer Arlina Roman. […]

Why You Should Start Investing Now in Your Business (and continue to invest) With Arlina Roman

Podcast

29

Mar

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Summary Thinking about integrating employees into Quill & Co. was really daunting and one of the scariest things I did last year. I’ve had contractors in the past but in April 2021, I had hired a part-time designer to help me out with projects and 3 months later, brought her on full-time. Then in September, […]

The Scariest Thing I Did Last Year (A Tell All On Hiring)

Podcast

22

Mar

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Summary In today’s episode, I chat with Chaitra Radhakrishna who is the founder of Pinkpot Studio. A Shopify design studio for product-based businesses. After 3 years in business, she took an 18-month maternity leave. When she returned to her business in 2020, it forced her to take a hard look at her process, ideas around […]

How to Start Over from Zero by Showing Up and Staying Curious with Chaitra Radhakrishna

Podcast

15

Mar

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Summary: As business owners, we have to be self-motivated. But what happens when we lose it? Being bored or getting too comfortable, burned out, or scared of the next level can hold you back from finding that motivation. There are no rules for motivation and everyone is motivated by different things. I think a key […]

The Uncommon Way I Get Motivated

Podcast

08

Mar

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Summary: Money is a taboo topic, especially for women. And I too have combating views on how to talk about it with my loved ones, audience, and my design clients. I have to remind myself, one of my biggest “WHY”s in running my business is to lift up woman and their work. I believe that […]

Money Is Not A Four Letter Word

Podcast

08

Mar

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Summary: I’m often asked how I got started in design, what classes did I take, what school did I go to, what programs do I use, etc. Some are often surprised to find that I don’t come from a design background. It was several fearless choices over 10 years that got me to where I […]

How A Few Fearless Choices Got Me Here (Sharing My Story)

Podcast

08

Mar

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A lot of times on social media we’ll see fellow designers announcing that they’re booked out for the next six months or that they only have one more spot for the year. Back in the day, when I saw this, it would send me spiraling. I would compare myself to them, doubt myself and wonder […]

Why I Never Want to be “Booked Out”

For Designers, Resources

15

Feb

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Let me guess. You’re finding yourself trying to keep your project timeline on course but keep getting frustrated that your client doesn’t have their copy and photos ready? As a designer, I see it all the time. Designers struggling to keep their website projects on task because they’re spending so much time chasing down clients […]

How to Get Website Content Quicker from Your Client

For Designers, Web Design

08

Feb

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