This quote is my mantra on some days. As a human, I find it difficult to not compare myself to others–and, as a business owner, I find it even harder. In our web-driven lives, it is impossible to not be eye-to-eye with other businesses on a regular basis. From connections on Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, we are lucky to be able to peek into other people’s creative business (or personal) lives but I am sure you know sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating! For me, this generates a daily barrage of “shoulds” and before I know it I’m deep in... Continue Reading
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Today I am so pleased to introduce you all to a new friend of mine, Kerry Burki. She is a yoga teacher, handmade artist, community supporter and creative entrepreneur living in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two little boys. Kerry is passionate about encouraging others to pursue their creative dreams and make sure that they nourish their souls during the journey. Thank you Kerry for sharing your insights into self-care for creatives with us!
Hello and Happy Monday, friends! Today I am excited to share an opportunity I recently had to host a workshop with and inspiring non-profit organization here in Phoenix. After running Zenned Out for a couple of years, with zero business background, it was clear that I needed help understanding some of the finer details of running and growing a business. Sure, a business can start with simply the love of creating a product or offering a service–but to stay a growing and successful business, it takes a little (ok, maybe a lot) more. I know from experience how challenging it can be to start a... Continue Reading
As some of you may know, here at the Zenned Out Studio we offer classes on growing your own handmade business. And, because this is a subject we care so much about, we want to start bringing some of these gems to the blog! [divider width=”small”] Doing a shop critique on your own or having others critique your shop is a great way to make sure you’re set up for success. It’s so easy to get tied up in all the little details of running a business that you can easily lose sight of the big picture. That first glance a... Continue Reading
Happy March friends! I am in a “springtime” state of mind over here is Phoenix, where it has been rainy and lovely–I hope that those of you in colder climates are staying warm and bundled up! Hopefully warmer weather and blossoming flowers are coming your way soon! To usher in the season, I couldn’t think of a better way but to introduce you to the AppleWhite Etsy Shop with a little interview with owner and creator Dana. Her home decor and accessories have a beautiful, bright and fresh aesthetic that will add that pop of color and uniqueness to your home. Dana... Continue Reading