I launched my first indie biz, a vegan cosmetic company, at the tender age of 23. As a third-generation ladypreneur full of creative women, my family didn't even flinch when I announced I was quitting my full-time job to make soap and lip glosses out of my kitchen. In fact, they asked me what took me so long.
My blossoming handmade business was a wild entrepreneurial adventure that gave me the freedom to travel around the country and garnered press all over the place, including Rachel Ray's blog and Time Out NY.
After 5+ years of working my soap game, thousands of sales and frequent flier points, and tens of thousands of forehead slapping start-up blunders, it was time to recalibrate. I had reached and exceeded capacity as a one-woman sweatshop.
So much of my identity was steeped in my business that it took some time to detangle where I started and the Etsy shop ended. I ruminated on what worked with my indie biz, what didn't, and pin-pointed what brought me joy and excitement in my day-to-day start-up life. Through the incredible experience of growing up with my small business, I discovered my mission, my purpose, and the value I bring to other creatives and artists.
In 2010, Creative Enabler was born to empower and equip creative entrepreneurs with actionable ideas, business skills, and a can-do attitude. I've worked with hundreds of creatives at all stages of their journey, from idea conception to "eff you money" levels of profit.
Let me share with you all the good things I've learned along the way and fast-track you for the success that you deserve.