Ten Things We Wish We Had Done Before Making the Full-Time Leap

Ten Things We Wish We Had Done Before Making the Full-Time Leap

Before we became the dynamic duo that we are today, the two of us each had our own journey to creative entrepreneurship. Despite how different those two journeys may have been, we realized a lot of similarities in our lives after the leap. Looking back, there are a few things we each realize we could have done differently to make our lives a bit easier in the beginning of becoming full-time biz owners. And in the spirit of community over competition, we want to share these anecdotes with all of you badass side hustlers who may be considering taking that leap sometime soon. 

By: Britt Hyatt and Kelsey Christine of Launch Your Daydream

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Keep Client Interaction Fun With These 3 Steps

Keep Client Interaction Fun With These 3 Steps

The creative entrepreneur puts in countless hours to make their product or service as excellent as possible. We perfect our trades, tweak our forms, implement powerful systems and do everything we can to make sure our clients know we're on our game. It's important we have all those aspects of our business down, but what happens if when it comes time to talk to your clients, they don't feel a connection? Something your clients are also going to look for, is how you interact with them on a personal level. 

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The Future of Freelance and How to Stay Ahead

The Future of Freelance and How to Stay Ahead

With freelancing continuing its rapid growth in popularity around the world, there has never been a better time to pursue your dream job! The technology and systems that are making this possible, however, are rapidly changing. This means that being “up-to-date” in entrepreneurship looks different today than it did 10, 5 or even a year ago! This is why it’s so important that we are mentally and logistically prepared to evolve with the industry! Here are a few tips to help you do that.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Nov. 6th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Nov. 6th

We’ve got another great playlist to guide your week of fun and productivity :) 

After gauging your awesome feedback from previous playlists, we’re hoping we’ve hit the sweet spot! 

If you have any song or genre requests for future playlists, we are happy to check them out! 

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4 Rules of Finance for Every Small Business Owner

4 Rules of Finance for Every Small Business Owner

You've made up your mind about finally taking the plunge and transforming your passion into a business. You probably have some big ideas of how to expand your business, develop your brand, and forge potential partnerships. Great, that is definitely needed! Yet, there are some important decisions to make regarding your finances in order to drive and sustain your business. Consider it a foundation on which you can build your big ideas upon. Here are the four points to consider in no particular order:

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How To Build a Content Bank for Your Business

How To Build a Content Bank for Your Business

I think it’s safe to say that as creatives, we know how important it is to be consistently present online. We’re constantly pulled in different directions, one day it’s social media, the next day it’s blogging, the next day it’s email marketing and advanced marketing funnels, and the next day it’s something brand new. It can be hard to compartmentalize it all, especially in the midst of the day-to-day of actually running your business.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 30th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 30th

We’ve got another great playlist to guide your week of fun and productivity :) 

After gauging your awesome feedback from previous playlists, we’re hoping we’ve hit the sweet spot! 

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Why the Right Title Doesn't Mean the Right Choice

Why the Right Title Doesn't Mean the Right Choice

 From the minute we go to school for the very first time, we begin to hear what jobs we can be proud of and which ones are best kept to yourself. When we’ve made a commitment to entrepreneurship how can we not be envious? It’s so much easier to rely on the name recognition of a job than it is to be honest with others about exactly what it is you’re pursuing. 

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How Dubsado Works For Your Business: Wedding and Event Planning

How Dubsado Works For Your Business: Wedding and Event Planning

A few weeks ago, we started a series highlighting how Dubsado works for all the amazing industries that make up our Dubsado family! From Photographers to Lawyers; Calligraphers to Doulas, Dubsado is the CRM for all creative entrepreneurs. This week, we got to hear from some amazing Dubsado Wedding and Event Planners.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 23

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 23

We have been a little obsessed with our spin class lately. (Yes, we actually go to spin class together!) So our instructor inspired this week’s playlist! She has a way of putting together jams that really push you to keep going. So we figured, why not share some of these uplifting beats with you as well. 

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Why Telling a Story Matters

Why Telling a Story Matters

Your business is an extension of you. Something all creative entrepreneurs need to understand is that you are primarily selling yourself; you just so happen to be offering a product or service as well. In order to build trust, the way you sell yourself has to be intentional. The best way to do that is by learning how to tell your story.

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Phone Wallpaper - October

Phone Wallpaper - October

If you are like us, we love having a bit inspiration sprinkled all around our lives.  So we figured, why not add a some motivation to our phone screens as well? We look at our phone screens countless times everyday, so here is a little extra boost for your trusty device!

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 16th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 16th

To round out our first month of weekly playlists, we wanted to give you some tunes to keep the mind at peace, and the positive energy flowing. It was an absolute blast to put together :) 

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How to Brand Yourself for Professionalism

How to Brand Yourself for Professionalism

You might already know the general essence of branding and what that entails for your business. Maybe you figured out what you’re going to do, for who, and you have a visual aesthetic in mind.

But how do you know if it’s going to look professional for the type of customer you’re after?

If you’re a small business owner and you’re wondering why your customer base isn’t consistent, it’s time to consider a few things.

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The Subconscious Lie We May Be Accepting

The Subconscious Lie We May Be Accepting

I wanted to take some time today and dive into one of the most widespread lies we trick ourselves into subconsciously accepting. It’s something that I’ve heard repeated in different conversations, almost word for word each time and something I did for over 20 years.

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Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 9th

Dubsado's Weekly Jams - Oct. 9th

Queue the boybands, Bop-Its, Walkmans, and dial-up internet.  We’re talking the days Freddy Prinze Jr. graced the silver screen, Beanie Babies burst on the scene, and the Wonder Ball was everyone’s favorite candy.

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The Secret To Success Is Showing Up

The Secret To Success Is Showing Up

Let’s try to put ourselves in the shoes of these people before their glory days. They must have had days when they doubted themselves. When they thought it was too late for them or that the odds were too great. But, they didn’t let that be the end of their story.

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