I sat down with Malori Maeva, Form Floral, and Samantha Thompson, Standard Wax, to discuss the unintentional challenges created at educational events for entrepreneurs.
We discussed the obstacles they encountered, the hard lessons they learned while building their creative businesses, and the practices they have in place today you can implement.
If you are a creative entrepreneur who hosts educational events and wants to create a positive impact in your industry, this episode is for you. If you love to learn, yet struggle with where to invest your time and money, this episode is for you too.
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[01:34] What are some of the specific problems both of you have seen or experienced with educational events in the creative industry?
[04:11] What are the challenges or the problems created when business owners do this? How does it impact not only themselves but also their clients and the industry as a whole?
[06:44] I agree, I think those are some great points. What do you think feeds this challenge of the "blind leading the blind" or the wrong information?
[14:45] What was it like for you when you started building your business? What challenges did you encounter when learning new skills? How did you find out how to overcome them? What resources did you use?
[16:44] What's one thing you would advise another entrepreneur in discerning what type of events to attend or courses to purchase?
[21:29] What has been one of the most effective lessons you've learned along the way in your business journey?
[25:15] Where are both of you at today in your business? What practices do you have in place for ongoing education?
[32:44] I know other people will be curious about how you came together and how you created it so do you wanna touch on that just quickly?
[41:55] Based on your journey ladies, what do you suggest needs to be done in order to better lead entrepreneurs through education in the industry? If we were to summarize this conversation for our listeners to take something away whether they're in a teaching capacity or an attendee, what would you suggest needs to be done to make teaching better?