Tips and Strategies

Entrepreneurial Survival Guide: Setting Your Schedule

As a solo entrepreneur, my to-do lists tasks often outnumber the hours in a day them. (Ask me about the time I started keeping a planner for my top three tasks of the day, only to cover it in a smattering of Post-It notes because I couldn’t possibly limit myself to only three vital tasks a day.) As entrepreneurs, it’s easy for work to spill over into every part of our days. How many times have you promised yourself—or your loved ones—you’re just going to...

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How to Support Fellow Creatives and Small Business Owners

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, I hope it’s how interconnected we all are. Many creatives and business owners are in need of a bit of extra help these days. So, how can we support each other—even as each of us face with our own obstacles? There are numerous ways we can support creatives, often with simple actions that don’t take much time and don’t require spending money.

 

1. Engage with Their Social Media

You can help other creatives and small business...

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Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

As artists, writers, makers, and entrepreneurs, we rely on our creativity and problem-solving abilities to make our businesses thrive. But what happens when that creativity falters? Having our creative wells run dry (or at least be shallow) isn’t unique to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I’ve certainly been experiencing this lack more during the public health emergency.

It makes sense, right? Creativity is often tied to having full life cups. When our lives are stable, and we’re...

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How to Work from Home Productively

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have suddenly started working from home. Even as the pandemic subsides, and communities and economies re-open, I think more people will find themselves working from home regularly.As someone who has worked from home for six years, I've had periods of working effectively and ineffectively. This week, I'm sharing a few of my best tips for working from home—and staying productive.

 

1. Set your work hours.

If your employer sets...

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