Take Your Business To The Next Level {Giveaway Too}

I have a heart for women.

I am constantly amazed at the depth, quality, beauty, talent and strength of women.

I had promised myself when I first started my business that if I ever figured this whole thing out (and I am still learning) that I would share how I did it.

Along the way I have always tried to answer emails, encourage and support other small business owners (and dreamers).

I had questions at the beginning and I wish I had had a person to turn to.

I didn’t have a mentor and I could have really used one.

Not because I wanted to do what they were doing…because I wanted the knowledge and support to follow MY gifts.

I wanted to create a community of women that I can share my heart and journey with and then in turn they will encourage and support one another.

I am so excited to tell you that I have taken all of the best parts of the original Building a Creatively Made Business and have made it even better!

This time around I have asked my good friends (and business owners) Marian Parsons and Jennifer Rizzo to join me.

Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 is full of our experiences in building successful businesses.





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Are you a dreamer?

Do you have ideas, dreams and a beautiful product to go with it?

Have you been putting off starting your own business?

Do you feel stuck in the online business you have already created?

Do you just need someone to take your hand and walk you through the process?

It is time to take yourself and your dreams seriously.

Let’s start at the beginning.

Join us for a three week journey in building a “Creatively Made Business 2.0”.

SOME of the topics we will cover …..

Setting up your business

Websites

Social networking

Promoting your business

Pricing and staying competitive

Photographing your product

Setting yourself apart

Growing your brand

Markets and shows

Lookbooks

E-Courses

Manufacturing

Reproducing your work

Keeping the books.

We will talk honestly about what worked and what didn’t.

We will talk about growing pains and when you will know it is time to expand.

We will talk about all the things we wish someone had told us before we started our businesses.

Each week you will hear from other guest business owners and they will share what they wish they would have known and give you their best piece of advice.

You will have access to the jeanneoliver.ning.com community and Facebook group so you can connect with other business owners (or dreamers) in the class.

Each of the three weeks we will have a live chat where you can ask questions.

You will have printable PDFs each week that will help you brainstorm, take notes and see your business with clarity.

All sessions are pre-recorded and available as videos for you to watch at your convenience. You will learn at your own pace and around your own schedule.

Over 75 videos about how to grow your business and/or how to begin.

Growth, dreams and possibilities are right around the corner.

Registration is now open!

The course will begin May 20th and will be available for one year.

Early registration price is $49. The price will go to $59 on May 1st.

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To celebrate the launch of Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0

I am giving away

** a 1 ½ hour phone or Skype business consultation with me

** my day to day journal set for writing down inspiration

** my favorite planner that has made all the difference with helping to manage home, family and business

** Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0 Workbook

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To enter to win the package above please leave a comment on this post sharing what you would love to learn from this course.

For more chances to win a spot you can:

*Facebook about the course (please link back) and then leave a comment telling us you did.

*Share on Twitter about the course (please link back) and leave a comment telling us you did.

*Blog about the course (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

*Pin the course on Pinterest (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

*Share the course on Instagram (please link back) and leave us a comment telling us you did.

This gives you SIX chances to enter for the consult and business giveaway.

I can’t wait to see you in class!

{I will announce the winner next week}





Our Stories Have Worth {Hope Spoken}

It has been a week since I came home from Hope Spoken and I still feel like I haven’t had enough time or enough silence to really process the whole thing.

I went to support my friend Shannan, hear her speak and spend time with other friends.

When I wrote Danielle recently about the weekend I was honest that I had mediocre expectations.

I am sure that is what every person putting together an event loves to hear:-)

{Don’t worry…I let her know how I didn’t leave that way}

Guess what the Lord can do with mediocre?

He can blow you away!

He can take your little thoughts and your unexpected heart and wreck you in a moment.

He can pull you into His arms and bless you with abundance.

Let me back up a bit and tell you what the weekend was all about.

I flew in early so I could play with friends before the conference began.

Lissa, Tiffini and I were the first there and we wasted no time finding good food and then spending some time by the pool soaking up the gorgeous Texas sunshine.

That night more of our friends had arrived and we headed out for Mexican.

The next day was all about shopping and good food before Hope Spoken would begin that night.

I have to say that Dallas was a big surprise to me.  I expected something completely different than what I found.

I was impressed by some of the home architecture, small urban shopping areas and the feel of the city.

Tracy knew all the good restaurants, good shopping areas and Becky and Tamara had scoped out all the good vintage shops…and that helped a ton!

We all headed back to our rooms to get ready for the conference to begin.

This first night would be dinner, worship and a concert.

Pretty good way to begin a conference if you ask me.

You know when there can be awkwardness when something first begins?  Maybe it takes awhile for everyone to get comfortable?  Not here. Not this night.

With a room full of women ..Tim Halperin led us into worship and a concert.

That night we had our first small group and my friends and I were so blessed to have Stephanie Holden as our small group leader.

All cozy in Becky and Tamara’s hotel room we were given the gift of Stephanie.

Getting to know Stephanie was one of the highlights of the weekend for me.

Saturday was full of hearing the hearts and stories of different women.

 That is the thing about sharing your story…it really reaches out to others and can draw them unto the Lord even if your circumstances and stories have nothing in common.

Day two and the next morning was full of small groups, stories, sunshine, worship and one of the highlights for me was the personal story of Jenny Simmons.

It was soooo good.  I love the stories when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord was working your story for HIS glory.

Isn’t that the page turner?

So often we are working our story for our own glory (or just to survive) and when you realize that HIS hand is upon the pages…good stuff!  Life changing stuff!

So many things about the conference will later be separate posts but I wanted to fill in some of the blanks and answer some of the questions I have been receiving.

I am so grateful to Danielle, Casey and Emily for being the hands to bring this conference to life.

I am not even going to call it a conference anymore because that is not what it was.  It was church.  All the good things about church wrapped up as a gift.

It was the Lord…present.

It was fellowship at its sweetest.

It was laughter and connecting.

It was hands lifted high.

It was praying over others.

It was big stories and small stories that were all shared to glorify the Lord.

It was hope…spoken over everyone that attended.

Original Painting and Art Supply Giveway Winners! {is it you?}

{image from Danielle Donaldson}

Good morning!

I am excited to announce the lucky winners of the Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows giveaway!

To celebrate Danielle Donaldson’s first solo online course being held on my creative network, jeanneoliver.ning.com, we are giving away an original painting and art supplies.

The winner of the original painting is…

ursula wollenberg commented:

I pinned this give away on pinterest and am very excited about the class. I would be lost without my watercolor paints and brushes!

The winner of the art supplies is…

Sandra d Lomas commented:

One if my new favorites is water colors. I’m do excited about this class!

Congratulations!  Please email us at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com and we will get your goodies out to you!

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Creative Girl begins April 28th and it is going to be so much messy creative fun!

To read more or register click HERE.

Come back on Monday to hear all about my time at Hope Spoken!

Have a great weekend.

{The word on the street is that we may finally get our island primed this weekend. Cross your fingers for us!}