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There are a LOT of things you can automate in Dubsado. My absolute favorite is an automated lead response when you receive an inquiry for your services. While I love Dubsado and recommend it to most photographers and creative entrepreneurs, there are still a ton of things on my wishlist, particularly for automation. Customizing the […]

5 things I wish you could automate in Dubsado


One of my biggest accomplishments of 2022 was launching this podcast! Today I am briefly sharing 3 lessons I learned since launching the podcast + the top 3 downloaded episodes of 2022. The Business-First Creatives Podcast is brought to you by CRM and Dubsado expert Colie James. Join Colie each week as she discuss how to build a business that brings […]

Episode 032: Top 3 Lessons I Learned From My Podcast in 2022


Are you connecting with the right clients within your website copy? In today’s episode, Sara Vartanian joins us to chat about creating copy that sounds like you and how you can achieve it while working with a copywriter! Listen in as we explore the value of templates, how to weave your personality into your copy, […]

Episode 031: Creating Copy that Sounds Like You with Sara Vartanian

Website Samantha Mabe

Are you using your podcast as an asset in your business? In my opinion, your website could be your BEST business asset. In today’s episode, I’ve brought on Samantha Mabe of Lemon and the Sea to share how you can build and optimize a website that is your biggest business asset. Listen in as she […]

Episode 030: Why Your Website Is Your Best Business Asset with Samantha Mabe


Does your social media work for you and your business? In today’s episode, Sarah Huguet of Social and Stuff joins us to share how to create content pillars to easily navigate your content, the value of niching down and knowing your audience, and how you can repurpose content across social platforms. Listen in and let’s […]

Episode 029: Let’s Get Social with Sarah Huguet


Are you a creative soul who has absolutely no interest in the business side of photography? Today’s guest readily admits she outsource almost any and all non-creative tasks in her photography business. Kati Douglas of Xilo Photography is an amazing photographer, but more importantly an amazing human. This episode has a different feel so if […]

Outsourcing for the WIN with Kati Douglas

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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