Running a creative business is a horse of a different color, isn’t it? Most likely you’re a one-woman-show handling every single aspect of your creative biz, and sometimes you just get stuck and don’t know where to turn to. Unless you’re a magical unicorn who understands marketing, finance, legal issues, branding, web design, photography, social media, human resources - oh my gosh I could go on and on - you’re going to need some advice every now and then. Easier said than done, right? There are different approaches you can take depending upon your learning style, but here are a few of my favorite ways to seek out professional advice for my boss babe business.
1. Online courses
Say you’re opening your first Etsy shop because you make some killer handmade bath products. Great! You’ll need to take pictures of your products for your shop, right? Well, what if you’re an amazing bath product guru, but photography isn’t your forte? When you need specific advice or a hands on tutorial for a certain area of your business, online courses can be a great, quick way for you to learn what you need at your own pace.
There are so many wonderful podcasts out there for the creative boss babe that can help provide you with the advice + inspiration you need to grow your business. They are a great resource for industry knowledge and you can listen to them on-the-go! You can see some of our favorite podcasts here + here.
Maybe group settings are more your thing? If you’re looking to learn a specific skill set or just want to air out some ideas in a room full of other creatives, workshops could be a super fun way to get some expert advice for your boss babe business. Workshops can be an investment, so make sure you thoroughly vet the company hosting before ponying up the cash. You want to make sure the curriculum will in fact help your business before you commit. We have some really exciting workshops coming up in 2017, so be sure to join our mailing list so you don’t miss out when we announce them!
4. 1-on-1 Consulting
If you’re ready to make a serious investment in your business and learn best one-on-one, consider looking into some professional individual consulting for your business. It’s really a great way to get your hands dirty and tackle specific parts of your business that need a little TLC. Want to chat with us about some consulting? We’d love to! Learn more about what we offer for 1-on-1 consulting here.
5. Local Networking Events
What better way to get expert advice for your boss babe biz than by getting out in the community and connecting with other creatives who share similar struggles? If you feel overwhelmed in your business, chances are there is a boss lady out there who has gone through something similar and will be able to offer some advice or direction. Plus, it’s always good to build that creative contact base for issues that could arise in the future!
Want to combine #4 + #5 into the best event ever? Join us on January 11th, 2017 at Communal Coffee for our first ever Social Hour Event!
We’ll have expert boss babe professionals in areas including social media, small business, graphic design, branding, web design, photography + PR all ready to sit down 1-on-1 with you and answer your business questions! Then, grab a glass of wine + mingle with other local creative babes! What a great way to ring in the new year! Ready to join us! Yay! The button below to will take you to where you can snag your ticket!