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Lessons in systems and business strategy for creative entrepreneurs


Do you have a hate-hate relationship with Quickbooks? Yeah, not love hate, just hate. This is all too familiar with many small business owners who have to be involved in their own accounting needs. In today’s episode, Madison Brown of Madison Dearly joins us to share why small business owners should consider making the switch […]

Making the Switch from Quickbooks to Xero for Small Business Owners with Madison Brown

Client Experience

Hello, hello, and welcome back! Today, I want to dive into some common client experience mistakes I’ve been spotting during my recent client experience audits (in case you’ve been making them too). In case you missed it – I introduced a new service during Black Friday where I hop into your CRM and audit your […]

Avoid These 3 Common Client Experience Mistakes in Your CRM


Are you leveraging the power of artificial intelligence for your business? With the advancements of AI, it can feel scary to explore, but once you embrace the mindset of using these tools to go from stuck to started, you’ll find how beneficial they can be for your business. In today’s episode, Dawn Richardson joins us […]

Maximize Your Business with AI: Top Tools & Tips with Dawn Richardson

organize your business using airtable

Do you have one thing you can’t live without in your business? For me, that’s Airtable, no contest! I organize just about every area of my business inside an Airtable hub. I can’t imagine what I would do without it and I don’t want to find out ❤️ Let me say for the record, Airtable […]

How to Organize Your Business Using Airtable


While you may understand the value and importance of copywriting on your website for sales and SEO, what about all of the other copy you need in your marketing? In today’s episode, copywriter Sara Gillis joins me to share how you can craft compelling copy in your marketing. From planning and organizing to tools and […]

Crafting Compelling Copy in Your Marketing with Sara Gillis


If you’ve been signed up and sitting with a CRM that hasn’t been officially set up for your business, you’re leaving time and money on the table. Today’s guest was doing exactly that—Brittany Herzberg has had an account with HoneyBook for the last 6 years, yet she never took advantage of the built in features […]

Embracing Workflows & Automations in Your CRM: HoneyBook Case Study with Brittany Herzberg

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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