The Blog

An eclectic collection of Business Tips and Tutorials – mixed up with my personal musings and tales me; of a mum of three, running a creative business and building a life she loves.

Get business on track and reach your 2019 goals

Can you believe we are in the second half of 2019? I find it’s easier in the second half of the year to feel like it’s all over now until the new year. But there is still SO much time left to make progress towards all those things you promised yourself you would do...

Why I’m rebranding and what it means for my clients

Changes are afoot. They will happen slowly; as I am being very mindful to set up very strong foundations for these changes. As I create these huge shifts in my business I thought it might be useful to you to share that journey as I go. Let’s start with why I'm...

Effective Ways to Get Out a Creative Slump

Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, you know what it’s like to be in a slump and struggling to get shit done right?! You also know what it feels like when you are “on fire” or “in the zone”. What can you do to get yourself out of a creative slump and back...

Reflections on #ArtfulBizCon for 2019

Some of you will know and some of your won’t that I have been running the Artful Business Conference since 2012. It’s been a journey of very high highs and very low lows. 2014 is a memorable year where I walked away from the conference having it cost me personally...

5 Pricing Tips Every Creative Entrepreneur Needs to Know

If there is one thing that gives Creative Entrepreneur anxiety, hot flushes and draw out emotions like a Kleenex commercial, it is pricing your products and services! Here are some tips to help you price with confidence. We hear so much about how to “Charge our worth”...

How to build a personal brand you’re proud of

It doesn’t matter if you are a consultant or coach, an artist, maker or designer, you have a personal brand and you need to be smart about how you make it work for you and your business. Being strategic about how you build your personal brand, ensuring it is powerful...

Regain time and energy in your day with these 3 tips

Each of these tasks can feel counterintuitive, it takes TIME to set these things up and as you’re building new habits it can feel slow and like your wading through thick mud. But trust me, each of these three tips will see you regain time and energy in your day and in...

5 Tips to help you make the most of in person events

Investing in a live event, the money, the time away from your business and life, often the travel to get there, can feel risky. We’ve all been to events that haven’t really hit the mark and therefore felt like a waste. These five tips for in-person events will help...

Why I Started Running a Conference

I want to tell you why I started running a conference. I dreamed up the vision for Artful Business Conference when I was a broke single-mum who had just started out running her own business. Despite my love of small business, the joy and freedom it gave me AND my...