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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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


As a systems and business strategist, you know I couldn’t wrap up this three-part series without encouraging you to audit your systems! There is always improvement to be made in our systems to give our clients the best experience from us. In today’s episode, I’m sharing a few ways that you can improve your systems […]

Episode 028: Winter is Coming – Auditing Your Systems


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

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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