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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Business | A Free E-Book

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Are you dreaming and planning to start your own business, are you still in the first year or two of your business, or are you a few years along, but still feel like you are on a hamster wheel trying to keep up with all of your daily business and creative tasks? First of all, hi friend! I know this season of life is challenging, but please try to soak in every beautiful moment, because these sweet starts truly are fleeting!

Now, what if I told you that I have a resource for you that I know will help calm some of your nerves and answer a lot of your questions that are swirling around in your head along with your mile-long to-do list? I'd say it's time to toast over some cozy chai tea lattes for sure! 

My sweet friend Karen of the Pursuit Community has gathered 60 creatives who have been nominated as top 20 in their industry, and asked us to share answers to a lot of the questions I know I wish I had answers to when I was first starting my business! Answers to questions like - What should I include in my contract and proposal? How much should I save for taxes? What is the best method you have found to manage your bookings and your time? How do you manage finances when seasons are often inconsistent? How do you use social media to promote your business? What are some of the most important things to ask a client from the start? What are some of the biggest mistakes you've made, and what's the best advice you've ever been given? There are over 45 questions like these, and all of the answers will be available in an amazing E-Book bundle this upcoming Tuesday, January 10th! I'll have a fun discount code for y'all to use to ensure this bundle is both helpful and affordable for your business!

While the full book bundle doesn't launch until Tuesday, I wanted to share this amazing free E-Book Karen put together based on what I think is one of the best questions from her interview - what are the 3 things I wish I knew before starting my business? 

In my answers, I'm chatting about the printing company I use predominately for all of my stationery orders who I swear by fully and who does an amazing job of color matching my original watercolor designs, my thoughts on saying no to potential clients, and my honest opinion about styled shoots - plus how to still build relationships with vendors who reach out to you, even if it doesn't work to collaborate on that shoot. 

There are SO many other amazing answers to this question from some of my favorite creative friends, and I know you'll have so many AHA moments while reading - I know I did, and I've been in business for over three years! 

Thank you so much Karen for putting this together for our creative community, we are so thankful for your giving heart! I can't wait to share more with y'all on Tuesday about the full E-Book bundle!