Consulting for Creative Business Owners with Nicole Stevenson
In this one-hour session I (Nicole) will work with you to create actionable solutions to issues you’re having with your creative business so you can take your next big step and attain your goals.
If you’d want to:
-Figure out your next steps to take your business to the next level
-Define and achieve your goals and be accountable
-Grow your business with calculated risks and get rid of what’s not working
-Organize your business for maximum productivity and success
-Create realistic to-do lists
-Rekindle your passion for your business
Then… let’s make it happen!
I specialize in helping creative owners with:
-STRATEGY + PRODUCTIVITY: organization, time management, goal setting, self-care and accountability.
-SALES: retail and wholesale sales, craft shows, trade shows, working with reps, running an online shop and in-house sales
-MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA: press kits and releases, pitching, social media organization/management, DIY PR and newsletter content/creation
-FINANCIAL: pricing, accounting, Quickbooks, analyzing profit and loss, invoicing and budgeting
-MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS: teaching in-person workshops, creating online courses, speaking at events, creating kits & patterns
-PRODUCTION: hiring employees, delegating work, implementing deadlines and sourcing materials
-WRITING/BLOGGING: online copy including creating a compelling about page and product descriptions, blogging and guest posting, editorial calendars, working with sponsors
-EVENT PRODUCTION: planning, organizing, promoting and producing off-site events like workshops and retreats as well as securing sponsors
I’m not going to tell you to “jump and the net will appear”. Don’t leap unless you have a net. I’ll guide you through defining and building the net that will catch you when you take the next big step and start working smart.
I love mentoring other creative business owners through sharing what I’ve learned in the nearly 20 years that I’ve been running my own businesses.
During those years I have:
-Exhibited at 40+ tradeshows
-Sold my products at 200+ craft shows
-Had my products carried at 250+ retail stores worldwide
-Co-produced 50+ craft and art shows including Patchwork Show
-Co-produced Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference
-Served as CEO for two six-figure companies
-Served as editorial director for the Dear Handmade Life and guest posted on dozens of influential blogs
-Managed finances including profit and loss, pricing, budgets and accounting
-Received an offer to buy my business from a multinational Fortune 500 company
-Written press releases and designed press kits that resulted in features in 100+ press outlets
-Managed 120,000+ social media fans and newsletter subscribers including content creation and design
-Secured large sponsors like Mailchimp, Scotch, Shopify, CreativeLive, Etsy, Craftsy, Fiskars, Darby Smart and Creativebug for events
-Managed a staff of 10+ employees
-Taught hundreds of in-person craft and business workshops and created + launched three successful online courses including one for CreativeLive
-Owned two brick and mortar shops
-Recorded 30+ podcast episodes
-Received BA and MA degrees
Consulting for Creative Business Owners with Delilah Snell
I’ll work with you in this one-hour consulting session to help you determine what you need assistance with and advise you on how to solve your start or grow your business. You don’t have to go about your business journey alone!
If you are looking for something a little more specific than what you find at Craftcation, I am available to give honest, realistic and experienced mentorship and consulting in the following fields:
-FOOD BUSINESS: pricing, packaging, merchandizing, sales, health regulations, permitting and marketing
-BRICK + MORTAR BUSINESS: retail logistics and planning, timeline, staffing, projections, budgeting and permitting
-DESIGN + MERCHANDISING: conceptualizing ideas, sourcing materials/displays, color + styling, layouts/flow and planning
-STAFFING: determining your staffing needs, team building + development, delegation and training, interviewing and finding employees, volunteers and interns
-EVENT PRODUCTION: planning + development, permitting, resourcing supplies/locations, and scheduling of team/assistance
-COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: creating social gatherings, conducting group activities, moderating discussions and planning sessions with groups
-PUBLIC SPEAKING: creating presentations, getting over “nerves” when presenting in public, fine tuning your speaking notes and creating authentic narratives