An Interview with Interwoven

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to interview Meg Summerfield, creator of Interwoven Seminar, about the importance of continued design education as creative entrepreneurs. We talked about online community, business development, and masterminds, as well as her latest creative venture.

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2018 Goals

It’s that time again where we brush off the old year to make way for a new one. This past year was a huge learning curve for me, both personally and professionally. And since I’m a business owner, the lines between the two tended to blur.

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Creative Networking

This weekend I went to a Seattle to attend the Create + Cultivate conference. From bloggers to food stylists and marketing coaches to event planners, it's a full day of inspiration, connection, and learning. Between the flower studded La Cruoix booth and fan girling over Issa Rae, I managed to fill my notebook with advice I picked up from the extensive line-up of speakers.

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Instagram Strategy

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times. It can be so difficult to know what to do to promote your business when you’re in the middle of the branding process. You’re caught between keeping your current presence consistent while impatiently awaiting the day you can show off your new look. And the worst part? Finding the motivation to show up before you’re ready.

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Owning your own business is not a quick cash grab. The success of a business doesn’t necessarily translate to the riches of the owner. You hustle hard and give more than you received. Each new season presents its own challenges and opportunities - also the choice to grow or stay the same. So what do you do when you want to earn more?

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Passive

I started thinking about the concept of passive revenue. Since we can’t add more hours to the day YET, the only way to grow the impact and profitability of a business is to diversify where the revenue is coming in, and to make some of it PASSIVE. Today we’ll be talking all things passive revenue with a guide to get you going!

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Investment

If you’re feeling the freedom that comes with running a small business, you may not realize just how much more is on the other side of investment. But investing in your business can seem scary if you don’t know what you’re doing, so I’ve compiled a quick guide to investing your profits back into your business to see the best results!

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Legitimacy

Recently, I finished a book that completely changed my views on running a creative business. It was written back in the 1980s, but the content is more relevant and inspiring than ever. It seems so simple, but honestly I’d never thought about it this way before. I want to share with you four ways to act like a killer brand from day one.

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Boss

In the age of digital promotion, it can look so easy to follow the path of entrepreneurship. With this new wave of successful DIY #creativebosses, it appears that the glass ceiling of CEOs has been permanently shattered. Anyone can start a financially successful business with just a home studio and the Adobe Creative suite…. or can they?

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