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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 reaching or connecting with your ideal clients within their first interaction with you? I’m talking about the messaging you’re offering on your website, your social media, and even your brochures! The language you use is so valuable in connecting with clients, which is why I’ve deemed it as part two of this three-part […]

Episode 027: Winter is Coming – Auditing Your Messaging


You may be approaching a slower season in your business, which offers the perfect opportunity to do an audit in your business. Over the next three episodes, I’ll be diving into three different audits you can do in your business to ensure your business is still working for you and your clients! In part one […]

Episode 026: Winter is Coming – Auditing Your Offer


You have a hundred tasks to managing in your business, but what would that look like if you brought on a little help? In today’s episode, Sarah Potts, my own virtual assistant (VA), joins us to share what a VA can do for your business. Listen in as Sarah and I walk through what it […]

Episode 025: Sarah Potts: BTS of Hiring My VA


We put so much effort into developing growth strategies for our business with marketing plans, yet what are we doing to track these efforts? In today’s episode, growth strategist, Celi Arias joins us to discuss why you should understand the metrics of your business and how to track and measure the results of your efforts! […]

Episode 024: Let’s Talk Growth Strategy with Celi Arias


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

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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