Here at With Grace and Gold, we are excitedly adding a new layer to our business — honest business education for designers. The truth is, as designers, we wear a lot of hats — designers, marketers, decision-makers, and so much more. To run a successful, sustainable design business, there is so much to learn — so […]
If someone asked us, “What do you believe allowed your business to experience meaningful growth over the past 3 years?” We would say, “Productivity.” You see, about 6 months after we ‘launched’ With Grace and Gold, we hit a roadblock; as our business gained momentum, we were at a stand-still. How could we manage our […]
Last week, we had the awesome honor of traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend Creative at Heart – Round 7! We were so honored to speak and serve as panelists at Creative at Heart in Annapolis, Maryland and Denver, Colorado in 2016 — so our hearts were bursting with excitement as we looked forward […]
In June and July, Andra and I experienced a completely new season in our business journey: we took a 6-week maternity leave and sabbatical from our business. The experience of preparing for our 6 weeks away was unlike any other; in the 3 months leading up to our break, we worked 50 to 60 hours […]
What does it mean to establish your expertise as a small business owner — and why is it important to establish your expertise? The truth is, there are many small business owners — new business owners, experienced business owners, part-time business owners, and full-time business owners. Some of us serve Clients online, while others serve […]
Did you know – over the past 6 weeks – Andra and I have been away from With Grace and Gold? (We’ve been present on social media and our blog along the way, so it may have seemed as though we’ve been here all along!) As Andra prepared for the birth of her son, Ellis, […]
In an industry and community that is saturated with others doing exactly what you do, it’s easy to become discouraged. For many of us, we work from home all day (in our yoga pants if you’re like me!), and the most talking we do is to our dog or husband. It can become lonely, and seemingly impossible to make friends, or find a community where you feel like you ‘fit in’. But the truth is, it is possible, and we must say, oh-so-important!
Our community of friends has played a huge role in our Business success. When we need prayer, they are the people we turn to. When we have reason to celebrate, they are our #1 cheerleaders. We always say that our Business is rooted in faith and friendship, and so we are so grateful to have found a community of supportive and loving friends (ahem, sisters!).
So how do you find your community? Your ‘people?’
So tell us – what are you going to do this week to help build your community of friends?
PS- If you need a place to start, we would love to have you join our online community of women, just like you!
Before you go, check out a little video of our working retreat trip to Savannah with Dear Sweetheart Events, Tarah Elise Photography, and Hope Taylor Photography! We are no videographers (that’s for sure!), but we will cherish these moments and memories for a long time! This is our community!
6 Avocados, Peeled and Mashed
1 Tomato, Diced (Andra's favorite!)
1/2 Red Onion, Diced (Kelly's favorite!)
Cilantro, To Taste
Sea Salt, To Taste
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