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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

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Are you seamlessly serving your clients from inquiry to project completion? If you’re using a CRM like Dubsado, you can build workflows that make it easy! In today’s episode, I’m sharing four workflows that every entrepreneur needs in their CRM and what to include in each! The Business-First Creatives Podcast is brought to you by […]

Episode 023: 4 Workflows Every Entrepreneur Needs in Their CRM


Have you found your own secret to success? In today’s episode, Sabrina Roden shares how her business has grown in the last three years since she first worked with me. Listen in as she shares where her business started, what it’s turned into, and how she survived the pandemic when her business was just getting […]

Episode 22: 3 Years Later with Sabrina Roden


Are you interested in creating VIP Days in your business? After the Done in a Day Virtual Conference in September 2021, I decided to invest in the six-month program.  It was the biggest chunk of change I had invested in my business, but I figured I only had to book 2 clients I wouldn’t have […]

Done in a Day Review – Creating VIP Days


Airtable for Group Programs I am going to tell you a little secret… I might actually be more obsessed with Airtable than Dubsado at the moment and I blame Ashley of Do the Damn Thing. Don’t get me wrong… I love Dubsado and my Dubsado VIP Days for 1:1 service providers aren’t going anywhere, but […]

Systems Over Stress Review – Airtable for Group Programs


Your website copy allows for you to connect with potential clients and convert them into paying clients. At Green Chair Stories, Rachel Greiman and her team are helping photographers craft copy that converts. In today’s episode, Rachel joins us to share how her business has pivoted over the last couple of years, how the pandemic […]

Episode 021: Crafting Copy that Converts with Rachel Greiman


Shifting your mindset in business is so important as you grow, but what if you made that shift to having a CEO mentality in your marketing? In today’s episode, Mikki Wilson joins us to share about the value in your marketing plan, approaching it with a CEO marketing mentality, and steps you should take in […]

Episode 020: CEO Marketing Mentality with Mikki Wilson

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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