Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business?

Well, the short answer to the question in today's blog title is "those things that move your business forward." The long answer is what I'm about to present to you in this blog post. So, stick with me as I unfold the not-so-secret, best-kept secret that seems to elude our creative minds time and time … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: What Should I Focus on in my Business?

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem (Part 2)

Well, we're on to part two of our discussion on medicating the problem when it comes to work-life balance. And if you missed part one, you'll want to stop reading this post, go back to part one, and then come back and continue your reading of part two right here. Now, I could simply state … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem (Part 2)

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem

I've been in a really reflective mode over the past month, while I was away from this blog. (Check out last week's post, entitled A Creative’s Lesson in Creative Work-Life Balance to see what I was up to during that time.) And, it was a needful time for me to ponder over a few life … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Medicating the Problem

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Positioning Your Products and Services to Meet Your Market’s Current Needs

Need I say more? Well, you know I'm going to -- just have to expound on today's topic with a little (maybe a whole blog post worth of) explanation before I put this baby to sleep. The creative mind is ALWAYS churning over here at Degrees of Maternity, but you're probably well aware that I'm … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Positioning Your Products and Services to Meet Your Market’s Current Needs

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Cater to the Seasons in Life (Part 2)

So, I'm not going to keep you long today. No, not at all. I just wanted to follow up with you regarding last week's post entitled Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Cater to the Seasons in Life, where I mentioned that I'd be doing some back-to-school store readiness prep. And so, I just finished getting some of … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Cater to the Seasons in Life (Part 2)

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Cater to the Seasons in Life

One thing I've come to realize in entrepreneurship is the importance of the times in which we live. Yes, COVID has created a sensitivity to how we conduct business these days. Undoubtedly, there's been an increased dependency on technology. For, technology has bridged SO many gaps where the human touch couldn't or wasn't allowed to … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: Cater to the Seasons in Life

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 5 (Your Real-Life Application of the Steps)

This new schedule with the once-a-week posts will definitely take some getting used to -- on my part, anyway. It's become necessary to do so as my writing services side of Degrees of Maternity is taking off and the same 24 hours in a day remains as it did before I started writing for others. … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 5 (Your Real-Life Application of the Steps)

Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: More Isn’t Always More

Have you ever gone to an all-you-can-eat restaurant and completely gorged yourself with food (because you had the big eyes and thought you had the big stomach) and walked out of the place feeling miserably stuffed? Have you ever sped on the roadways in your city, thinking the extra miles per hour over the speed … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship Basics: More Isn’t Always More

Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals Cont.)

First of all, let me just start out by apologizing for being MIA yesterday. I try really hard not to do that, since there's no place like home. And, right here is "home" for me. I don't stay away for any lengthy periods of time and I try not to miss my scheduled visiting time … Continue reading Conquering the Creative Work-Life Balance: Goal-Setting Step 4 (Scheduling Your Goals Cont.)