40 episodes

There are many questions, doubts and beliefs that come up when we venture out on starting a new creative business. It's ok to feel helpless and confused in your journey as an entrepreneur.

Follow us along on this interview style podcast every Tuesday, where we talk business with some of the well established experts in their field - so you can focus on things that matter in your business.

Some of our contributors will bring in their expertise in various topics such as Sales, Marketing, Lead Generation, Websites, Branding and much more. Others will inspire you with their journey of being a creative entrepreneur.

Curators Club Supriya Mehra

    • Entrepreneurship
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There are many questions, doubts and beliefs that come up when we venture out on starting a new creative business. It's ok to feel helpless and confused in your journey as an entrepreneur.

Follow us along on this interview style podcast every Tuesday, where we talk business with some of the well established experts in their field - so you can focus on things that matter in your business.

Some of our contributors will bring in their expertise in various topics such as Sales, Marketing, Lead Generation, Websites, Branding and much more. Others will inspire you with their journey of being a creative entrepreneur.

    39. How to Legally Protect Your Small Business with Shayna Beeksma

    39. How to Legally Protect Your Small Business with Shayna Beeksma

    Looking for resources to start and grow your business? Snag our Resource List to help you do exactly that.
    Resource List: https://creative-artisan-2805.ck.page/b1df860d75
    Looking to start or grow your creative business? See how we can help. Book your complimentary discovery call today.
    Calendly: https://calendly.com/info-8427/60
    Episode 39: How to Legally Protect Your Small Business with Shayna Beeksma
    Shayna A. Beeksma is an award-winning lawyer and the founder of Beeksma Law. She received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012. Shayna summered and articled at the Toronto office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (now known as “Gowling WLG”). She then practised with a boutique commercial and estate litigation firm in Burlington, and then subsequently continued her practice at a prominent mid-sized Hamilton firm before opening Beeksma Law in 2018.
    In this episode, Shayna shares two simple yet important takeaways about protecting your business:
    1. Have your contracts in place - To protect your business in case things go awry, you'd want to define the most irreparable harm that can be done to your business and make sure to draft the details to favor your side.
    2. Get legal assitance - Be proactive. Legal professionals can help you form a secure contract, check if your contracts are adequately protecting you or not, and provide other legal assistance you might need.
    Check them out on --
    Website: https://beeksmalaw.ca/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shayna-a-beeksma-2b31a323/?originalSubdomain=ca
    Contact:
    Email: shayna@beeksmalaw.ca
    Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/Curators-Club-113536020370908/

    • 39 min
    38. How to Create a Successful Music Business with Rebecca Lane

    38. How to Create a Successful Music Business with Rebecca Lane

    Looking for resources to start and grow your business? Snag our Resource List to help you do exactly that.
    Resource List: https://creative-artisan-2805.ck.page/b1df860d75
    Looking to start or grow your creative business? See how we can help. Book your complimentary discovery call today.
    Calendly: https://calendly.com/info-8427/60
    Episode 38: How to Create a Successful Music Business with Rebecca Lane
    Rebecca Lane is the director, founder, and owner of Upper Beaches Music School. She teaches at the school on Saturdays, but most days you can find her chasing after her three young children, one of whom is in the Suzuki violin program at UBMS.
    She shares three takeaways about leveraging socials for a truly harmonious business:
    1. It's all about experience - Music school is a service directed towards adding value to parenting and child education, so make sure you communicate and provide that point to your clients.
    2. Be visible - It's important to be present on social media and set your eyes on email marketing. Let more people know about your brand and make sure to give them consistent and valuable online content.
    3. Understand the value of art - Lowering the pricepoint of our artistic sevices is not the greatest answer to making it accessible long-term. Invest in what you do and the right people will follow suit.
    Check them out on --
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/upperbeachesmusic/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Upperbeachesmusic/
    Website: https://www.upperbeachesmusic.com/
    Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/Curators-Club-113536020370908/

    • 31 min
    37. How to Cultivate a Great Team Culture with Jodi Evans

    37. How to Cultivate a Great Team Culture with Jodi Evans

    Looking for resources to start and grow your business? Snag our Resource List to help you do exactly that.
    Resource List: https://creative-artisan-2805.ck.page/b1df860d75
    Looking to start or grow your creative business? See how we can help. Book your complimentary discovery call today.
    Calendly: https://calendly.com/info-8427/60
    Episode 37: How to Cultivate a Great Team Culture with Jodi Evans

    Once part of Canada’s Olympic basketball team and a Rhodes Scholar, Jodi continues to be dedicated to achieving team results and has a deep passion for personal excellence.
    Currently, Jodi is the Marketplace Leader for Deloitte's Consulting practice in BC. She is responsible for growing and developing the overall market in the region and creating a high performing team of consulting professionals.
    In this episode, Jodi shares with us four takeaways to take in mind about team culture:
    1. Give people a platform to grow - Instead of control and micromanaging, give people more flexibility to develop themselves and pursue their passions.
    2. Learn from your people - Once you let people have more freedom to think outside the box, the possibility of learning from them also increases.
    3. Let them pursue what's fun for them - Lean on their strengths so they can contribute in the avenue they're best at. This is also one way for them to touch new heights in the self-development aspect (gain confidence, upskill, etc.)
    4. Make it real - Whether it's your staff or stakeholders, it's important to build strong relationships by understanding where they're coming from and connecting beyond the surface.
    Check them out on --
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodi-evans-49187a15/?originalSubdomain=ca
    Website: https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en.html
    Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/Curators-Club-113536020370908/

    • 28 min
    36. Starting a Unique Business as a Creative Entrepreneur with Lynzie Kent

    36. Starting a Unique Business as a Creative Entrepreneur with Lynzie Kent

    Looking for resources to start and grow your business? Snag our Resource List to help you do exactly that.
    Resource List: https://creative-artisan-2805.ck.page/b1df860d75
    Looking to start or grow your creative business? See how we can help. Book your complimentary discovery call today.
    Calendly: https://calendly.com/info-8427/60
    Episode 36: Starting a Unique Business as a Creative Entrepreneur with Lynzie Kent
    Lynzie Kent is a creative entrepreneur who owns both Love by Lynzie Events + Design and Electric Blonde, and her newest project, Pop Up Chapel, an evolution in the wedding planning process. Her wedding and event planning and design have been featured in WeddingBells, Today's Bride, WedLuxe, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and more.
    Today, Lynzie shares three takeaways about starting a unique business:
    1. Figure out what makes you unique - This can be hard to put into words in the beginning. To help you gain insight about your niche, you can ask the people around you for some input.
    2. Gain experience - Finding a job or internship can help you gain transferable knowledge from well-experienced people within or outside your field that can help you in your venture.
    3. Be really flexible in your early season - Experiment, say "yes" to a lot of things. This will open up new networks, connections, and growth. This also helps you figure out what you want (and not want) to do regarding your business.
    Check them out on --
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovebylynzie.events/
    https://www.instagram.com/popupchapel.ca/
    Website: http://www.lovebylynzie.com/
    https://www.popupchapel.ca/
    Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/Curators-Club-113536020370908/

    • 35 min
    35. Creating a Business Out of Your Creative Passion with Janet Castillo

    35. Creating a Business Out of Your Creative Passion with Janet Castillo

    Looking for resources to start and grow your business? Snag our Resource List to help you do exactly that.
    Resource List: https://creative-artisan-2805.ck.page/b1df860d75
    Looking to start or grow your creative business? See how we can help. Book your complimentary discovery call today.
    Calendly: https://calendly.com/info-8427/60
    Episode 35: Creating a Business Out of Your Creative Passion with Janet Castillo
    Janet Co. is a Dance Instructor, Performance Coach and Host and Producer of the WORK IT! TV Show. She has worked and trained in various styles with the industry’s best from Toronto, New York City, Hollywood, and London, England. 
    Passionate about her craft and making a difference, Janet’s mission is to spread dance to as many people as possible through her WORK IT! Dance Workshops and Coaching Programs. She uses dance as a tool for inspiring others to unleash their potential and fearlessly go after their dreams.
    In this episode, Janet shares three takeaways about living your creative passion:
    1. Tap into your authentic creative self - Passion already rests within you, but somehow you ignored it along the way in favor of societal expectations. Allow yourself to truly connect with it again.
    2. Realize your value - Charging money to your clients can be challenging since artists are still undervalued by society. Do the inner work of realizing the real worth your work provides and stand by it.
    3. Show up consistently - As an artist, a lot of the value comes from authentically showing up everyday and attracting like-minded people towards you.
    4. It's about service - As an entrepreneur, the work you do should be about lifting others through your work and coming from a place of service
    5. Get back to your why - It can be hard to continue whenever you face setbacks and self-doubt. Whenever you do, stay on the path of your purpose and realize your work matters.

    Check them out on --
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workitlifestyle/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workitlifestyle/
    Website: https://workitlifestyle.com/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJSI722pI1k5EWPOjJvvGHg
    Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/Curators-Club-113536020370908/

    • 31 min
    34. Big Marketing Ideas on Small Budgets with Dawn Foster

    34. Big Marketing Ideas on Small Budgets with Dawn Foster

    Looking for resources to start and grow your business? Snag our Resource List to help you do exactly that.
    Resource List: https://creative-artisan-2805.ck.page/b1df860d75
    Looking to start or grow your creative business? See how we can help. Book your complimentary discovery call today.
    Calendly: https://calendly.com/info-8427/60
    Episode 34: Big Marketing Ideas on Small Budgets with Dawn Foster
    If you're a start-up business-owner thinking of ways to get more leads without spending a huge amount of money, this episode is for you.
    Dawn Foster is a marketing and brand nerd. Over the past 10+ years, she's worked with and lead both large and small marketing teams, partnered with C-Suite operations, marketing, information technology and financial officers, to build brands and marketing strategies across the United States.
    She enjoys being able to step in and wear the hat of Marketing Director, for businesses that do not have the resources on staff to develop and execute a cohesive marketing and brand strategy. When working with clients, she invests her time and energy into their project, as if she is a vested partner.
    In this episode, Dawn shares three simple marketing strategies to implement for your business:
    1. Get into email marketing - If you want to consistently offer value to your audience and build a good list, trying this out is easy and can be implemented without breaking the bank.
    2. Leverage socials - You can do this organically through regular posting or try retargeting campaigns. This is also great for building on your email campaigns. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone.
    3. Host or join events - Browse through events you're familiar with and try those that may be beneficial for your business - especially for connecting with possible sponsors.
    Check them out on --
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dfostermarketing
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DFosterMarketing/
    Website: https://dfostermarketing.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnpfoster/
    Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/Curators-Club-113536020370908/

    • 29 min

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