I recently added my name to the long list of talented people over on ilovecreatives. In order to be included in their directory, they required you to answer some really thought-provoking questions, in a bit of an interview format. And while at first, I was a little annoyed at having to tackle those tough questions, it was so great in the end to really think go through and think about these really strategic parts of my business.
Maybe, as a little girl, you were taught to put on a pretty party dress, leave your hair down (but tame that mess please, and pull it out of your eyes), and match your socks to your patent leather shoes. Were you told to hush, to use your indoor voice? Not to be bossy? Not to talk back when someone offended you? Perhaps you were taught to smile pretty and be polite (but speak up please, no one can hear you).
The struggle is real. Running a business is hard, but if we work together maybe we can make it suck just a little less.
And because I've been in your shoes, not knowing where on earth to start, and how to choose between all the options out there, I've compiled a list of my favorite resources that I use on a daily basis to run my studio.