Small Business

Working from Home: 4 Practical Tips for Improving Productivity

In last week's post, I shared 5 podcasts that have both encouraged and challenged me as a small business owner, especially one that works from home.  Now I definitely believe much more in the positive aspects of working from home than I do in the negative ones, but that doesn't mean I don't have to fiercely address the negative ones!  In fact, most of these issues can be summed up in one word: discipline

5 Podcasts Every Small Business Owner Should Listen To

A few years ago, I'd only dreamed of owning my own business, and sometimes I still can't believe that I get to be my own boss!  I love everything from having the flexibility of setting my own schedule, to being able to take intermittent walks around the block with my family, to being able to work with my sweet, sweet clients.  However, making the switch from a 9-5 to working from home has had its growing pains.  Specifically, I've needed to both learn discipline in ways I didn't know I would and how to find new, refreshing ways to grow my business all on my own!  If you're in the same boat or just looking for a productive way to kill time or multi-task, here are 5 podcasts that I've been plowing through lately that have been inspiring and refreshing!

Utilizing Non-Calligraphy Items

Utilizing Non-Calligraphy Items

A little while ago there was an Instagram tagging game going on to show us your non-calligraphy items you use for your calligraphy work. I loved the idea behind it, it's insightful, informative and inspiring. It showcases creativity and thinking outside the box, it's also a tool for others to utilize some of their everyday items to up their calligraphy game and workflow!

Creative Spotlight: Suzanne Cunningham Calligraphy

Creative Spotlight: Suzanne Cunningham Calligraphy

Suzanne is the type of person that you just want to hang out with. Do you have any online accounts you follow who you just need to meet in 'real-life'? Well, that's her! She has a totally approachable, and down-to-earth personality that makes you feel like she'd give really good hugs. I love that in a person! She's so warm and encouraging, and that really leaves a lasting mark on you. Not to mention, she oozes talent! Her flourishing makes me wanna give up, it's just that good! So grab your hot cup of tea, and join Suzanne on her comfy couch as we get a glimpse into her amazing business!