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I'm a Panelist at the Creative at Heart Conference!!

Have you been hearing all the buzz around the Creative At Heart Conference? This has been on my "business bucket list" to attend for SO long, ever since it first began really, and I've seen how it has impacted the lives of so many of my friends and fellow small business owners. Well, friends, today is a BIG day!! I'm so excited to officially announce that I'll be joining the lineup of 40 (yes, 40!!) educators for Creative at Heart Round 8 in November!! I'll be a panelist, sharing about wedding floral design and leading small group discussions along with a few other awesome ladies! I can't wait to meet so many new (& old) friends at the beautiful Winmock in North Carolina this year! I have always wanted to attend this conference, and I'm so excited that I finally am!! :) If you've had major "fomo" over Creative at Heart,  make this your year to register- I would love to see you there!! Tickets go on sale TONIGHT at 8pm EST so set your alarm & grab your seat as soon as you can!! Want more details?! Go to the C@H Instagram or website to learn more!! Now comment below if you're hoping to hang out with me in North Carolina this November!! :)

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Turning Your Creative Business Into Your Full-Time Job!

For some creative entrepreneurs, the ultimate dream is to be able to take their creative business full-time! This isn't to say that all creative entrepreneurs dream of taking their gig full-time; in fact some creatives enjoy being able to work on their terms, and having a full-time job to support their creative dreams! However, others dream of being able to leave their full-time job and becoming their own boss! Leaving your steady paycheck and 9 to 5 job behind, can be a stressful and time-consuming process, and as someone who has gone through that, I love to share how to make the process easier! So, here are my top 5 tips on how to turn your creative business into your full-time gig!

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How to Create a Positive Client Experience from the Initial Inquiry!

Booking weddings can be a challenge for any up-and-coming wedding vendor who is passionate about working with couples and making their day beautiful. There are SO many ways to find couples who are a perfect fit for your services, but once you find them, how do you book their wedding?! There are several different philosophies around this question, but I truly believe that providing an unparalleled level of customer service and care is the best way to book clients and find new ones too! Creating a positive experience for a client, from the very first interaction with your company, will elevate your professionalism and hopefully create excitement within the client to move forward with you! Here are some practical tips on how to give a positive experience to clients from their initial inquiry!

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Cupcakes, Crowns and Cocktails Workshop Recap!

Flower crowns are one of my favorite things ever! Pair that with fun ladies, Tianna at Yours Truly Portraiture and lots of sweet snacks and drinks, and you have yourself an amazing flower crown design party! We had a blast a few weeks ago at Cupcakes, Crowns, and Cocktails, a flower crown workshop held at the Studio at Chelsea Commons in Chesapeake! We had such an awesome time creating flower crowns together, while enjoying laughs and hilarious stories, and all the pretty details were captured beautifully by Tianna! Thanks so much to each of the girls who joined in- I enjoyed being able to share my love of flowers with each of you, and you all did a phenomenal job with your flower crowns! :)

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Small Business Success: There's an App for That!

Confession: I manage SO many aspects of my business right from my iPhone! Obviously technology has totally revolutionized the way small businesses get stuff done, and I am a total believer in going "paperless"! Using apps on my phone helps me stay connected (and productive) while I'm on the go. I thought today I would share some of the apps that keep me working and help me check tasks off my to-do list without ever opening my computer! And as a disclaimer, this post is not sponsored by any of these companies- I just truly enjoy using each of these apps! Enjoy!

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