A Members-Only community for creatives and passionate small business owners to get the tools, mindset, accountability and support to take your next big leap.

Enrollment for The Club will open in 2022.

The mentorship, resources, education and community you’ve been longing for are waiting for you inside our exclusive membership community, Dear Handmade Life – The Club.

Expert-led
business classes

After 13 years curating our award-winning Craftcation Conference, we know the best of the best when it comes to business mentorship. The workshop teachers inside The Club are experienced business owners who have built their skills and knowledge through starting and growing their own businesses. You’ll learn the tried and true systems that got them to where they are so that your learning curve shrinks and your profits and productivity grow. 

Mentorship-focused group coaching

Our monthly group coaching sessions inside The Club give you the opportunity to submit your questions for Nicole to answer live. This is an exclusive chance to get personalized help from Nicole as well as get support and advice from your peers. Think of this as group therapy for your business.

Unlimited support via our members group

Community is the key ingredient to growth and it’s why we created our online members group where you can get support, encouragement and resources from members (and Nicole & KatieMac) anytime. You can ask questions, get feedback on ideas and share your ups and downs.

Creative Boss
Book Club

Through our guided discussions about what we’re learning, we go beyond just reading the most inspiring and transformative business and self-growth books. The accountability and support in The Club will help you implement the strategies that will move the needle for you and your business. The Club’s Creative Boss Book Club helps you turn what your learn into actionable steps. BONUS: Margaritas are welcome, bras are discouraged and kaftans are a plus.

Unlimited access to
The Club Class Library

Inside The Club Class Library you’ll find ready-to-watch classes and workshops led by some of the most sought-after teachers in our community. These classes are available to you 24/7 so you can drop-in and start a class at any time and complete it at your own pace. Looking for a little extra support or community? Reach out in our member’s group for a friend to take the class with you so you can share insights.

Exclusive access to
The Club Resource Hub

Ever spend hours trying to find the best and most most budget-friendly printer for your new business cards? Or settle for an accountant you don’t click with because you don’t know how to find the right one? Or are you searching for the best social media scheduler? The Club Resource Hub is the place where you can find all of that and more. This is your one-stop-spot to find our curated list of the service providers, platforms and services that we love and use.

AND… these exclusive bonuses

– Early access to Craftcation Registration & Camp DHL Registration and select upcoming online courses –

You won’t have to worry about missing out on Dear Handmade Life’s exclusive events and courses because they’re sold out, you’ll get access before everyone else to select Dear Handmade Life products and services.

– Being a part of the Club DHL community of like-minded creative business owners –

The Club provides a safe and inclusive space for you to meet other creative business owners. There’s no “who’s-who” or pretension here. Everyone is welcome! This is the place where you’ll find your next business bestie waiting for you.

You started your business to share your creativity with the world and make what you love to do how you make your living.

  • You didn’t sign up to feel isolated working alone and running your ideas by your “co-workers” aka your pets or partner.

  • Your vision of being your own boss didn’t include figuring out how to do everything on your own and struggling to keep up.

  • You want more freedom, not to be tied to a never-ending TO-DO list and longing for a helping hand.

In The Club you’ll…

Find clarity about what your next steps should be.

Get the mentorship you need to make the business you dream of, the business you have.

Start to work through the limiting mindsets that are holding you back.

Build the community to share experiences, get advice and cheer each other on.

Ready to go from...

REMOTE

You can join us from anywhere in the world because everything happens online.

inclusive

We welcome all types of creatives at any stage in their business.

self-paced

All of our classes and activities are recorded for you to watch at your convenience.

Close your eyes and think about a time when you felt truly connected and supported.

Maybe it was when you were a kid and you and your bestie were up late sharing secrets by flashlight under the covers.

Maybe it was sitting in the hotel bar at a creative conference and having one of those laugh until your stomach aches moments with someone you just but who you felt like you knew forever.

Maybe it was excitedly sharing about your latest big idea or win with your partner or a friend over dinner and hearing them root for you.

Maybe it was reading one of those life-changing books… and underlying passage after passage and saying, “Yes!” to yourself over and again as you read. *(We know we’re not the only ones who devoured Big Magic in record time!)

SEE WHAT OUR EVENT ALUMNI HAVE TO SAY!

Your Club dues get you…

Monthly Expert-led business classes

From newsletter and social media marketing to financial know-how like profit & loss and pricing to creating the systems and automations to help you scale like a CEO to goal-getting and so much more, The Club’s business class help your your learning curve shrink and your profits and productivity grow.

Monthly Mentorship-focused group coaching

Get support, encouragement and rescources from members (and Nicole & KatieMac) anytime. You can ask questions, get feedback on ideas and share your ups and downs.

Quarterly Creative Boss Book Club

We go beyond just reading the most inspiring and transformative business and self-growth books through our guided discussions about what we’re learning as well as accountability and support to help you implement the strategies that will move the needle for you and your business.

Unlimited access to The Club Class Library

Inside The Club Class Library (open 24/7!) you’ll find ready-to-watch classes and workshops led by some of the most sought-after teachers in our community.

Exclusive access to The Club Resource Hub

The Club Resource Hub is your one-stop-spot to find our curated list of the service providers, platforms and services that we use and love.

Early access to select events & courses

You won’t have to worry about missing out on Dear Handmade Life’s exclusive events and courses because they’re sold out, you’ll get access before everyone else to select Dear Handmade Life products and services.

Networking with like-minded creative business owners

The Club provides a safe inclusive space for you to meet other creative business owners. There’s no “who’s-who” or pretension in here. Everyone is welcome! This is the place where you next business bestie is waiting for you.

Hello! I'm Nicole!

I’m your hostess here at The Club.

I’m the CEO and Creative Director of Dear Handmade Life. For over a decade, I’ve worked alongside a team of badass creative women to curate events, education and community for creative misfits and passionate small business owners.

I’ve been a creative business owner for over 20 years and have built multiple businesses which have generated millions of dollars in revenue, plus I’ve managed large teams, scaled my brand and worked hard AND smart to become one of only 10% of women-owned businesses to make six-figures.

Just as important as those stats are how I’ve crafted a life built on intention, setting and getting bold goals, finding a community where I belong and making space for work that lights me up and helping other creatives do the same!

Ready to get started?? 

Everything you want to know…

Enrollment for membership to The Club is open from September 15 – October 1,  2021. At midnight on October 1st, enrollment to The Club closes for the quarter. If you’re ready to transform your business, enroll today!

If you’re a creative who is looking for support, education and resources to start or grow your business, then YES! The Club is exactly what you need.

YEP! The classes, activities and mentorship inside The Club are perfect for both product and service-based businesses. Our membership was created for handmade business owners, crafters, photographers, bloggers, coaches, consultants, teachers, makers, craft business owners and creatives of all types. 

That’s OK! The Club is the perfect place to explore your possibilities and get the guidance from seasoned business owners who have been where you are and can help you get started.

The events and mentorship in The Club are geared towards creatives who have, or want to have, a business based off their passion. That said, if you don’t have a business and don’t want one, our doors are still open to you as some of the work we do will be about creativity and mindset. As long as you’re a creative, you’ll get something out of The Club.

Welcome seasoned pro! One of the reasons we started The Club was to specifically help veteran business owners who needed a place to get the connections and resources to take their business from something that they’re working on all the time to something that works for them (even when they’re sleeping). We’ll talk about systems, long-term strategy, delegation, scaling and other topics that experienced business owners need to move to the next level.

We would hate to see you go but understand if the membership just isn’t for you. You can cancel your monthly membership at any time. Annual memberships can be canceled and will expire at the end of your paid term.

The activities and classes inside The Club will be released each quarter, two weeks before the quarter begins. That means that for the fall quarter (October-December) the schedule for that entire quarter will be available to view on September 15th.

Since all the classes and activities inside The Club are online and recorded, you can join from anywhere in the world and participate when it’s convenient for you.

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

-Amy Poehler-