Lessons in systems and business strategy for creative entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Colie James Blog

Lessons in systems and business strategy for creative entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Colie James Blog


I recently implemented new Airtable feedback forms after each module where students could tell me any feedback they had or anything they felt confused about. What I didn’t realize was this allowed me to track how quickly a student was progressing through the material. A recent student Lena went through the 4 main modules, plus […]

Why Lena Chose Dubsado – A Chat with a CRM Blueprint Student


Your CRM can do MUCH more than send emails automatically, especially if you are a Dubsado user. While CRMs are perhaps best known for sending automatic emails, you can create  Back in May, I was thrilled to be a guest on the Chasing Simple podcast, hosted by Amanda Warfield. The Dubsado Birthday sales is just […]

Eliminate Busy Work with Dubsado


  The story for this week’s short podcast changed, but the theme stayed the same. Out of curiosity, I looked up the word happy this week and found the definition:  feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. I wasn’t really satisfied with that, so then I looked at the synonyms. Here are a few of my favorites: […]

Episode 004: Choose Happy… in life and business!


I am very excited to share a conversation with one of my own clients today. Maddie Peschong is a fabulous brand photographer and business coach based in Sioux Falls, SD. While she has been a Dubsado user since 2017, she was using automated workflows in a very minimal way.  Recently Maddie hired me to update […]

Episode 003: I needed more than a new proposal – Maddie Peschong


Creating content is a necessary part of being a business owner, but it shouldn’t take more time than providing the actual service you sell. “Everything is content… everything is content.” Have you seen that Reel on Instagram? It’s totally annoying, but true.  In the last year I landed in a content slump and I think […]

Creating Content like it’s 2020… and I like it


I realize now that I have a new for 2022 separate website for Colie James – Dubsado Certified Specialist, a few of you might not realize I am a family filmmaker + photographer in the Boulder, Colorado area.  With my expansion to Dubsado setups and a pandemic (HELLO COVID), the photography side of my business […]

Yes, I am still a family photographer + filmmaker

I'm a Disney-loving family photographer, and filmmaker turned Workflow and Automations Guru who helps creative service providers automate their sh*t, reclaim their time and get back to living!

With 10+ years in the creative space, Colie believes every creative deserves to build a business that is sustainable and profitable, and no one should quit their 9 to 5 only to work 24/7 [in their business].

The truth—automated systems can save us all from being overworked and overwhelmed.

I believe every creative deserves to turn their craft into a business that brings them joy and profit.

Hi, I'm Colie. 

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