BRAID CREATIVE & CONSULTING
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for creative entrepreneurs.

ON THE BRAID BLOG:

10-Jan-2017

I have an incredibly talented friend (and former Braid client) who makes a living as a professional photographer. We were recently hanging out and she was sharing her business insights and frustrations alike with me. This friend of mine is incredibly grateful for the clients she has, the reputation she’s building, and the work she is getting, but like any creative entrepreneur, there are seasons when she’s racking her brain to come up with new tactics and ideas to book her schedule solid with dream clients. Since chatting with my friend, I’ve been racking my brain thinking of ways she can get more clients too. So this post is for her (but I have a feeling it might help you too).


1. SET CONCRETE GOALS


It’s easy enough to say “I want more clients,” which was what my friend was originally expressing in her frustrations, but that’s not an easily measurable goal. So I asked my friend over the course of our conversation to get more specific and she said, “I want to book 20 weddings this year.” Okay! Now we have a number to work with. 20 weddings a year = 5 per quarter.


1B. MAKE SPACE FOR YOUR GOALS


My favorite tool for making my goals visual is The Chalkboard Method. So I would advise my friend to create her own chalkboard pronto. (Seriously, it works.)

blend who you are & what you do,
share & sell your creative expertise,
attract your dream customers,
& make your business vision real

This ECourse is for creative entrepreneurs just starting out, or with lots of experience, who are ready to take their brand and business vision to the next level. The learning modules + a branding workbook will help you blend who you are & what you do, share & sell your creative expertise, attract your dream customers, & make your business vision real. Learn more here >

blend who you are & what you do,
share & sell your creative expertise,
attract your dream customers,
& make your business vision real

This ECourse is for creative entrepreneurs just starting out, or with lots of experience, who are ready to take their brand and business vision to the next level. The learning modules + a branding workbook will help you blend who you are & what you do, share & sell your creative expertise, attract your dream customers, & make your business vision real. Learn more here >

ON THE BRAID BLOG:

10-Jan-2017

I have an incredibly talented friend (and former Braid client) who makes a living as a professional photographer. We were recently hanging out and she was sharing her business insights and frustrations alike with me. This friend of mine is incredibly grateful for the clients she has, the reputation she’s building, and the work she is getting, but like any creative entrepreneur, there are seasons when she’s racking her brain to come up with new tactics and ideas to book her schedule solid with dream clients. Since chatting with my friend, I’ve been racking my brain thinking of ways she can get more clients too. So this post is for her (but I have a feeling it might help you too).


1. SET CONCRETE GOALS


It’s easy enough to say “I want more clients,” which was what my friend was originally expressing in her frustrations, but that’s not an easily measurable goal. So I asked my friend over the course of our conversation to get more specific and she said, “I want to book 20 weddings this year.” Okay! Now we have a number to work with. 20 weddings a year = 5 per quarter.


1B. MAKE SPACE FOR YOUR GOALS


My favorite tool for making my goals visual is The Chalkboard Method. So I would advise my friend to create her own chalkboard pronto. (Seriously, it works.)


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We start with a consultative Vision Guide to clarify your positioning, then we create your Brand Platform.

“For years I tried to DIY my brand and never captured the look and feel of my business. I knew what I wanted to convey, but didn’t know how to pull all the pieces together. After just our first meeting they were translating my voice, my energy and style like magic fairies! They nailed it with my Vision Guide & Brand Platform. I’m so glad I decided to invest in hiring Braid, they knew exactly how to weave together my vision. It was the best gift I could have given myself and my practice.”
– Angie Viets / Therapist / Lawrence, Kansas

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BRANDING & VISIONING for TEAMS
We start with a Planning & Visioning session & create deliverables for sharing with your people & customers.

“I was looking for an agency that could help us present a clear story to our board, volunteers & donors. Braid opened up a dialogue we didn’t realized we needed! They brought authenticity, sensitivity & simple clarity to our brand. Our Vision Guide & Brand Platform are a constant go-to when writing grants, reaching out to donors & sharing on social media, as we help kids feel like kids in a hard time for families. We know it looks good, it’s the right message & it gives us confidence connecting with our community.”
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