Creative entrepreneur friends, this one is for you! Every business needs help along the way, whether youâ€™re just starting out or youâ€™re ready to scale up and expand. A couple summers ago, I was feeling really overworked and overwhelmed. I felt like I was at a breaking point in my business where I either needed to expand and diversify my business or basically close up shop, but I didnâ€™t know how to take my next steps. I heard about Shanna Skidmoreâ€™s Blueprint Model program from a friend, so I signed up for the program! Shanna JUST reopened registration for this year’s class, so I thought I’d share a little about my experience with the program!
The Blueprint Model is like an MBA for creatives: a 12-week business program designed specifically for creative entrepreneurs, with 10+ hours of coaching and advice from other creative entrepreneurs, more than 25 ready to use templates, a 60-page workbook, and tons of other extras. Over those twelve weeks, Shanna covers everything you need to start, grow, and eventually scale a thriving creative business â€“ from figuring out how YOU personally define success (which was totally eye opening) to pricing and spending plans, including how to pay yourself a salary and set up a cash flow that will help cover slow months. I wonâ€™t pretend to have everything figured out, but Shanna and the Blueprint Model taught me SO much, both about what I want for my future AND how to run a sustainable business for the long haul. The Blueprint Model was absolutely invaluable in helping me figure out the direction I want to pursue and in identifying some of the key ingredients that were missing from my business model. I really canâ€™t say enough good things about this program! Fellow alums include fine artist Britt Bass, flower farmer Erin Benzakein Floret Flower, creative director Megan Gonzalez of Mae Mae Co., and lots more.
Registration for the Blueprint Model is only open ONCE per year, and thatâ€™s right now! So if youâ€™re feeling stressed and overworked or if youâ€™re just starting out and want to get your business off the ground in a sustainable way, Iâ€™d really encourage you to look into the program. Plus, you get lifetime access to the course materials, so you can continue to revisit the program as your business grows and develops. As a Blueprint Model Alum, I’m planning to go through the course materials again this quarter (while things are a bit quiet!) to help refocus my energy and business priorities. Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 11, so don’t wait!
Photos via The Blueprint Model