How to plan ahead for breaks from your creative business

When you're taking a break from your business as an independent maker or designer, it's not as straight forward as booking annual leave and putting on an out of office. Planning ahead for a holiday or break from your business will give you a better chance of being able to completely switch off while you're away, guilt free! Here's how to plan ahead for a holiday or break from your creative business.

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HOW TO DECIDE WHICH IDEAS TO FOCUS ON IN YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

Do you keep coming up with new ideas for your business but have so many ideas, you don’t know where to start? It’s all too easy to get tied up in the excitement of an idea, but if your goal is to grow your creative business and live the lifestyle you dream of, it’s important to run your ideas through a sense checking system. Here’s my sense checking system for deciding which ideas to work on in my business.

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WHY YOU SHOULD BE OUTSOURCING + HOW TO FIND A SUPPLIER

If you started your creative business so that you could do what you love and live the lifestyle you dream of, then outsourcing is for you! I'm a huge advocate of focusing on where your strengths lie, where you bring your magic and how you make your business unique. The bits you struggle with or hate doing? Outsource those nightmare tasks. Here are some starting points for finding a supplier.

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