Systems, Business

Why Your Business Needs a Systems Audit (If You Want to See Growth)

Emylee here. Words like “systems”, “audits”, “workflows”, “processes” and “checklists” - they can either make the extreme Type A person rejoice and ask for more or they can make the whimsical creative clam up and cringe.

Here at Think Creative Collective, part of “thinking creative” is to put on the business hat every once in awhile so we can check in with our growth and sustainability. And that’s exactly what a systems audit does for you.

Emylee here. Words like “systems”, “audits”, “workflows”, “processes” and “checklists” - they can either make the extreme Type A person rejoice and ask for more or they can make the whimsical creative clam up and cringe.  Here at Think Creative Collective, part of “thinking creative” is to put on the business hat every once in awhile so we can check in with our growth and sustainability. And that’s exactly what a systems audit does for you. | Think Creative Collective

But it’s not as scary as you think!

Running a systems audit on your business simply means carving out some time (perhaps an entire day) for you to check in with the way you run your business. It’s a deep look under the hood so you can spot problematic areas that are sucking too much time or energy away from important tasks. It’s designed to help you quickly notice areas of improvement so you can implement new systems that will ultimately save you a ton of time, frustration, and make you more money.

You see, as creative small business owners we relish when things are working, even if they aren’t working well. We’ve convinced ourselves that we’re creatives first and business owners second so if there’s a system we’re using we’re usually sticking with it to the end of time.

Even if we hate the system.


Even if the system causes us frustration.

But there is so much value in taking a second look, truly knowing how long it takes to do a task, and always asking ourselves if it could be better.

For instance, take how you onboard a new client.

Let’s go to the very beginning stages. How does your client initial contact you?

  • Perhaps through a contact form on your website
  • Maybe they find your direct email and open communication there
  • Perhaps they message you on social media

What’s your next step for each of these ways of communication? What’s your preferred method that you want every client to use? How are you redirecting them to that preferred method?

To go from initial contact to scheduling a discovery call or consultation meeting could look different.

  • Perhaps you get the contact form in your email or you see their email directly and you respond back asking when their availability is. This results in a few back and forth emails for you both to set a time that works.
  • Maybe you’ve seen their message on social media and you take the time to answer a few of their questions first and you communicate for a day or so on Facebook or Instagram. Then you share your email or you ask for theirs so you can move the conversation there. This then results in a few back and forth emails for you both to set a time that works.

What if in your systems audit you realized that this took you a total of two hours per inquiry to even get them on the phone for a meeting? Wouldn’t you want to streamline that a bit?

  • Perhaps you set up an autoresponder on your email that acknowledges their inquiry, introduces yourself and provides a link (in the email) for them to book their discovery call or consultation with you.
  • Maybe you set up an auto response system inside Facebook or one to use for Instagram that acknowledges their inquiry but lets them know you’d rather they fill out your contact form or email you to start the process (thus, triggering the auto response with your booking link).
  • Perhaps you skip the autoresponder all together and provide the booking link for your free consultation inside your contact form itself.

These are all variations of time-saving system hacks that you can find in your own processes by doing a systems audit. And there’s plenty more where that came from! We’re talking taking a look at every nook and cranny. In fact we listed all the places you might want to automate in your business over here.

Still not convinced? Perhaps there’s some tweaking we can do to your social media posting, specifically Instagram. Here’s what your process might look like:

  • Take picture
  • Edit
  • Upload to Instagram
  • Write Caption
  • Post
  • Type out your 30 hashtags individually

If you’re doing this for every single picture and every single post you’re wasting a lot of time.

Try this:

  • Batch shoot pictures
  • Batch edit pictures
  • Batch upload to Later using the app on your phone
  • Open Later on your desktop to batch schedule
  • Batch write captions inside Later on your desktop
  • Post as Later alerts you on your phone
  • Type in one phrase that auto-populates your 30 hashtags for that image

Boom.

None of this is rocket science, it’s simply looking at each and every process with a fine-tooth comb. It’s asking yourself if you’re using the systems and tools you already have to the best of their ability or if there are systems or tools you need to look into that can save you time and energy.

It’s when we save this time and energy for big and small tasks that we begin to open up our day to other things. It’s when we have a process for things like client onboarding or posting to social media that we stop resenting it when these things pop up.

If you’ve gotten to the point where you’re rolling your eyes about a new inquiry because you are dreading the process that comes with booking them then you know you have a problem on your hands. We know, cause we’ve been there.

It was when we dreading blogging, dreaded being on Instagram, dreading posting in our Facebook group, dreading when someone asked us if we offered a service we had discontinued that we would groan and complain.

Once we got a stack of those dreadful tasks we realized it was on us to look at our systems and do better.

Is it time for your business to do its own systems audit?

We’ve got good news for you: you can use the same format we used for our own systems audit for free. We’ve put together a totally free course called Your Biz On Autopilot because we know how many of you need to do this. But most of you won’t. Because it isn’t sexy or creative or fun...yet - until you free up loads of time to spend on tasks you do find fun.

Well, it’s gonna help your business run smarter not harder so it’s time you do it anyways.

You can enroll for free by heading to Your Biz On Autopilot.

We can’t wait for you to dive in and have some major a-ha moments about the areas of your business that need your attention. We’re literally giving you time back in your everyday after you take this course. You’re so welcome!

Get your booty inside Your Biz on Autopilot right now.


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Systems, Organization & Productivity

5 Tips to Help You Focus on Your Business (After Your 9 to 5)

The dream is real, y’all! Whether you work on your “hustle” full time or you balance your biz with another full time job, we get it. Sure, it would be easier to have every day, all day, to work on your dreams, but in reality, bills have to be paid and a girl’s gotta eat.

So where do you spend your extra sliver of precious time and energy once you come home from the 9 to 5? What are the key things that you should be focusing on that can propel your business forward? It’s easy to get side tracked on doing the “fun” things, but especially in the beginning there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes grunt work that’s just got to be done.

Since we know it can easily get overwhelming for you to know where to turn your focus, we’ve broken down the 5 key things that we think will make the most impact on your business.

The dream is real, y’all! Whether you work on your “hustle” full time or you balance your biz with another full time job, we get it. Sure, it would be easier to have every day, all day, to work on your dreams, but in reality, bills have to be paid and a girl’s gotta eat.  So where do you spend your extra sliver of precious time and energy once you come home from the 9 to 5? What are the key things that you should be focusing on that can propel your business forward? | Think Creative Collective

1. Start With a Clear Mapped Out Version of Your Week (Friday)

We suggest laying out your week on the Friday before, if not a whole month in advance. Sounds crazy we know, but if you can learn what is actually doable in the time you have, you can plan accordingly. Setup all the baby steps and must dos inside Trello, set dates, and then the Friday before copy the tasks over to My Week. Even if you’re not necessarily blogging (which we think you totally should be!) we bet there are still things that you can map out and designate days for to get completed. Not only will you have a clearer vision of what needs done, but you can clear up your headspace so we can be present with friends and family during the weekend. You’ll know that Monday is covered!

2. Spend Some Time Being Present Online (Everyday)

It’s really easy to get stuck in our own little “creative” bubble, but the power of being present online is incredible. We make sure to post on our favorite social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest) multiple times a day. If you know you can’t be on your phone at work try a scheduling app like Later (for Instagram), Post Planner (for Facebook and Twitter) or Tailwind (for Pinterest), so you can plan everything beforehand.

It’s also beneficial to be present in any online groups you might be in. (Need one to join? We'd love to have you in ours! )

Becoming known for what you do is so powerful, and it easily transitions into more referrals. More referrals means more work (which is money in your pocket). Try answering questions as they come up in groups, adding advice when it’s asked for, and always try to give more than you promote. Work on building an authentic and knowledgeable brand.

 

3. Get Back to Clients or Customers (2-3 times a week)

There’s no reason you need to respond to emails every single day, so let yourself off the hook with this one. It’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of Gmail, so dedicate 2 to 3 days a week where you respond to clients or customers and limit it to 20-30 minutes max. If you blog, this could even include responding to comments on your posts.

It’s never fun from a client’s perspective to hear crickets when they’re interested in your product or service, so be in tune with your response policy. It’s good to let them know up front (like on your contact page) how many hours or days it might take you to reply.

That being said, if this hustle is your full-time, make it as professional as any other job and always respond within 1 to 2 business days.

4. Take Note of Your Results

When you’re still working the full-time job you’ve got even less time to lose than most. It’s very important for you to take note of what’s working for you as quickly as possible, as well as what isn’t, and to be able to adjust accordingly. On the other hand, you want to be able to see what is working well and see how you can replicate this for other parts of your business.

Use our favorite method of “tweak and repeat” to try new things and measure the results. Not everything is going to work for you (wouldn’t that be great?!) so take note, make small tweaks, and try again.

See where people are hanging out the most on your website by utilizing Google Analytics. 

5. Work on Getting in Front of More People, not Necessarily Making More 

It’s so, so easy to convince yourself that if you “just make one more thing” or provide “one more option” that that will be the thing that’s going to make it or break it for you. Unfortunately, this just causes you to invest more money and time into the creation of goods or services that nobody knows how to buy!

You’ve got to work on getting in front of more people, being talked about by your peers, and being heard. You can try emailing business that are on a similar level with you and who reach a similar audience to see if they’d be interested in doing a dual shout-out. Or try sending freebie products to big name brands to see if they’ll share it on their social media.

Try to spend your week strategizing between one and three ways in which you could market your brand, and map them out. Then pick one of these to implement the next week, and see what works. You might be surprised by your results, and by who says, “yes!”


We believe in you and we know you can do this. Working a full-time job while working your hustle is no joke, but if anyone can, you can. If you feel like you need some extra help with getting it all organized we definitely suggest you check out TrelloForBusiness.com and heck, while we are at it, we got a super sweet freebie to unlock some awesome time savers.

We’ve put together our top 22 keyboard shortcuts for Trello and Mac users. What the what?! And we’ve conveniently put it in a PDF so you can print it out and reference it anytime you want. Genius, I know. You can thank us later.


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Systems, Entrepreneur

How to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do: 7 Steps to Build Your Dream Business

Hey, you. Yeah, you over there who has this passion that fuels your soul. This passion that you think deep down inside might just be able to turn into a business, but you’re maybe more than a little bit nervous about even thinking that. I mean, who makes money from doing something they actually love? We do. And so can you. We believe in treating your business (what you might be calling a hobby) like a business from day zero. Before we had clients or raving customers. Before it helped pay the bills and allowed us to work from home and make our own schedule. Before we had to pay quarterly taxes and consider an LLC. Before any of that, we decided that this little ole passion was going to be a full blown, soul fulfilling, freaking profitable business.

Hey, you. Yeah, you over there who has this passion that fuels your soul. This passion that you think deep down inside might just be able to turn into a business, but you’re maybe more than a little bit nervous about even thinking that. I mean, who makes money from doing something they actually love? We do. And so can you. We believe in treating your business (what you might be calling a hobby) like a business from day zero. Before we had clients or raving customers. Before it helped pay the bills and allowed us to work from home and make our own schedule. Before we had to pay quarterly taxes and consider an LLC. Before any of that, we decided that this little ole passion was going to be a full blown, soul fulfilling, freaking profitable business.  |  Think Creative Collective

Once you establish that this passion of yours can be a profitable business it’s a lot easier to make crystal clear decisions regarding your business. Should you invest in that program? What about blogging? What social media channel should you be on? Should you focus on list building and email marketing? When you’re clearly able to see where you want your business to take you, you’ll know within seconds how much time you should be spending and in what areas you should be focusing. Until you get to that point mentally, you’re just “trying things”. We know it’s easier to tell people “I’m trying it out and seeing where it’ll lead me.” It’s harder to own what you’re doing and what you want it to become.

So the first step is done. You’re ready and willing to go head on into this whole creative small business owner thing and totally rock it. What comes next?

You’re armed with passion, now let’s get you the tools to make it all happen. While there are loads of tools (softwares, apps, products, and systems) that we use every day to make our jobs easier, there are a select few that we absolutely couldn’t live without. Swipe them, use them, love them and watch them help you save time and knock some major things off the ole to-do list. We’re all about working smarter, not harder.

  • ConvertKit: Our favorite and handiest email service provider. We’re all about investing in things that make the most sense for your business. Email marketing makes sense and shows about a $44 return for every $1 spent, so it’s clearly worth your time and money.

  • Pic-Tap-Go: The easiest, fastest and most powerful iPhone editor available. For just $1.99 you’ll be able to edit your smartphone pics in a way that mimics the quality of DSLR images. This is the only editing app we use to edit on the go. It’s the key factor in how we’ve been able to create a consistent and professional looking Instagram feed across the board.

  • WebinarJam: This is how we run our webinars and it’s been one of the biggest game changers in our business. When we were running webinars every month the first 5 months of our business, we doubled our list every single time. This has been a huge factor in the growth and engagement of “our people” on our list.

  • Teachable: The simplest and quickest way to get your course online. We host all of our programs over on Teachable and love the ease in which we can go from idea to money making course super fast. Their drag and drop functionality mean you don’t need to learn code before you can sell online. Teachable has been a huge factor in our growth here at TCC.

Want to know what else we use to make our business run smoothly? We’ve got a bag of virtual goodies ready and waiting for you right over here.

Now that you know you’re gonna make this happen and you know the tools that are gonna help get you there, when does it all happen? Well, now we have to take a long hard look at our day and week. We know you’re probably still at that full time job (outside the home), or chasing the kids and the laundry, which is a (sometimes additional) full time job in and of itself. You’ve got to make concise decisions in a timely manner in order for you to see the most movement. Well, before we can actually start penciling stuff in, you first need to plan out and write down how you want your week to look different. What would it look like if you actually gave your business your all? What would happen if you took a Tuesday off?

Are you going to be building a business that’s going to need your attention 24/7/365, or will you set up systems that can work behind the scenes when you aren’t there?

This is where it’s going to be super easy to look at what everyone else is able to do in their business. You’ll look at their Instagram feeds or read their newsletter thinking that they have bigger budgets, more time, better results and richer clients. This comparison corner is not a fun place to be, and you’ll start to feel bad if it doesn’t seem like you’re catching up. This is when we urge you to think about what’s going to work for you and your family or situation, not what works for others.

If you can only give 30 minutes a day, make it a damn good 30 minutes.

In order to make it a damn good 30 minutes, you need to be eliminating as many steps as possible for each and every task. It may not make sense for you to outsource someone else to do certain tasks, but you could automate it. We’ve been able to find so many steps in our everyday (some big, some tiny) to automate, and that has in turn found us so much time in our day.

If you’re interested in automating #AllTheThings then let’s get your biz on autopilot with our free course.

Now, you’ve got things automated and running in the background. You’ve gotten some things off your plate so you can focus on moving your business forward. But there are still everyday tasks that need your attention. You still need a place for brainstorming, big dreaming, planning and doing. Where to do all that?

We personally use (and recommend) Trello. This is our go-to powerhouse that enables us to not only dream big, but get our everyday to-do’s done. It’s how we function as a two CEO business, communicate with our team, plan our launches, blog posts and podcasts episodes and check in our growth as things progress.

Ready for your final step? This one is pivotal. It’s dramatic. It’s huge. It’s the hardest.

You just need to do the damn thing. And then do it again.

Make a plan then follow through. Dream the dreams then turn them into action steps. Don’t just say you want to have a dream business, build it. Establish your hobby like a business from day one and reap the benefits.

Will they come overnight? Absolutely not. But will they come at all if you don’t treat every single day as if they will? Absolutely not.

If following through isn’t your forte (hey, we see you creative) then let us help you. We know that sometimes our right brained friends can stay in the clouds and convince themselves that their big scary dreams can’t happen. But we know that they can.

Here’s the bottom line: we believe in you, your passion and your success. We want to be your biggest (and loudest) cheerleaders in everything you do. We want this world to be filled to the brim with people loving their jobs instead of hating them. We want to help form new generations of people working creatively and with so freaking much passion that it runs out their eyeballs. We think you’re ready to be a part of that.

If you’re ready to see some movement in your business and be proud of what you get to do every single day we want you inside our brand new (FREE) course Spark Your Creativity: 7 Steps to Ignite Your Business. Here’s what we’re breaking down:

  • Why your passion needs a purpose
  • More tools to be more productive and badass apps to help you cut the crap
  • The mistakes we’ve made and the things that can totally kill your vibe
  • How to plan your dream week and how it can totally shift how your business runs
  • The secret sauce behind our success (and how you can totally copy it)
  • The best way to make goals that get done

Hundreds of creatives have already chosen to take these steps and are ready to see big changes in their creative business. Will you be the next one?


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Our Process, Systems, Organization & Productivity

15 Productivity Tools We Use in Business (HINT: 8 of them are free!)

Owning and operating your own business generally means that you end up wearing lots of hats. You’re not only the director of pushing out and creating all the content, but the one who markets it, organizes getting paid, communicates with clients, and so much more. It can get really overwhelming, but if you put systems in place you can save time, earn more, and work less. Organization and systems will help you focus on what you love, and also let you take care of the necessities. We’ve gathered our top 15 productivity tools *(HINT: 8 of them are free!) and today we’re letting you in on how we use them and how they could be big influencers in your business too.

Owning and operating your own business generally means that you end up wearing lots of hats. You’re not only the director of pushing out and creating all the content, but the one who markets it, organizes getting paid, communicates with clients, and so much more. It can get really overwhelming, but if you put systems in place you can save time, earn more, and work less. Organization and systems will help you focus on what you love, and also let you take care of the necessities. We’ve gathered our top 15 productivity tools *(HINT: 8 of them are free!) and today we’re letting you in on how we use them and how they could be big influencers in your business too.  |  Think Creative Collective

Trello*

You know when you love someone or something so wholeheartedly that you can't even find the right words to describe your infatuation? That's how we feel about Trello. In just hours, we were able to streamline our systems and batch our processes. Hello, productivity! In 8 months, we became a 6-figure business and just 4 months later we were on track for $200k. Trello is totally free — and the program to teach you exactly how to use it and copy ALL our systems is only $29. Get started right now.

Google Hangout* 

This tool is quite possibly our best accountability partner to date. Since we own a business together but work from our own homes, it would be really easy for one of us to get side-tracked or unclear on what we’re currently working on. We have many days throughout the week where we hop on a Hangout for 2, 5, or even 8 hours at a time to get things done.

We can easily screenshare what one of us is working on, talk out our latest blog post schedule or newsletter copy, or just brainstorm. Heck, we’ve even just got on a Hangout to blast some T. Swift as we both cleaned our offices! It can be lonely to work from home sometimes, so even if you don’t have a business partner, consider getting a friend or fellow boss to “Hangout” with you so you can cheer each other on and hold each other accountable.

Considering hosting a webinar? See how you can use utilize Google Hangouts. BONUS, we have a free guide for first timers!

ConvertKit

ConvertKit has become our go-to email service provider. As we outgrew the “free” account on MailChimp, we realized we needed more robust features to handle both our growth and our ever-changing needs. Their incredible customer service, increased open rates and individual subscriber details made the switch to ConvertKit well worth it. For more about ConvertKit and why we left MailChimp, check out this post.

Google Drive*

Google Drive keeps all of our documents in one place. We can easily share blog posts with our VA and editor in Docs, and keep track of influencer and cheerleader contacts in Sheets. And, of course, easily link all these things inside Trello.

Pro Tip: Create only one shared folder then make folders inside it for organization. This way, you don’t have to create a share link for every single thing you work on — just add it to the main folder and anyone who is added to the shared folder can see it!

Dropbox

Dropbox makes it so easy to keep all our files organized and is super handy because of its multi-device functionality. We’ve got Dropbox downloaded on our computers so we can save directly, and also installed on our phones so we can access documents or images on the go. We can keep track of all our blog post graphics, stock photos, slides for webinars, and all the course content we produce.

This may fall under “free” for you if you don’t need the Dropbox business plan like we do, but for only $9.99 a month, you get 1TB of storage and auto backup to the cloud.

Later* 

Personally, we used to be turned off by any and all Instagram posting apps. We are strong believers in posting what’s “instant”. However, when organizing things like giveaways or having two members with access to one account, this tool has saved us! Later makes it super handy to not only be able to schedule posts in advance (hello, time saver), but be able to type your caption on a laptop instead of the tiny, fumbly keyboard on your phone.

Ready to get started on Later? Use this link to sign up for your free account and get 10 extra free posts a month!

Webinar Jam

This may fall under the “buy it if ya need it” list for your business, but for us, hosting webinars has had a significant impact on our email subscriber list. Starting at around $35 a month (billed annually), this tool is what we use to host all of our webinars (read more here). It’s an extension to Google Hangouts, so you’ve got rockstar servers with added benefits. Check out more benefits of Webinar Jam in this post.

Carbonite

As two people who have precious product information, custom designs, and memorable photographs, we are paranoid about backing up our files. Carbonite allows a behind-the-scenes automatic backup of all the files on your computer (you can add multiple computers and devices). We also use external hard drives to manually pull files from our computers and backup. Trust us when we say that you do not want to go through a hard drive fail when you haven’t backed anything up in 7 years!  

iCloud*

Ok, we have already harped on about backing up once, but here we are going to do it again. We document on the go constantly, and as two photo fanatics, we would be devastated if we lost our latest snaps. If you have an iPhone, make sure your auto backup to iCloud is on. This could really save you in a pinch!

Calm*

Everyone needs a little peace and quiet. With timed meditations and soothing sounds, this is a great app to use as a break in the middle of the day or right before you drift off to sleep. As creatives, it is so easy to have our wheels spinning with ideas, but sometimes we need help clearing it all out and taking a moment of real silence.

Adobe Creative Cloud

We fell head over heels when Adobe announced their Creative Cloud! To be able to access files from any device at any time is incredible! With their CreativeSync capabilities, all of your files will show your latest version — no matter which device you log in from. Boom.

Google Analytics*

Knowing where to invest your time is so crucial. Getting insight into your real audience, up-to-date statistics, and real time feedback allows you to adapt. By using Google Analytics we always know where on our site people are spending the majority of their time, what our most popular blog posts are, and what things we should consider reworking. If you haven’t already, make sure you set up a free account and get your website linked up today.

Gmail*

It may seem silly to have to mention Gmail, but when we see anyone with any other email provider we can’t help wondering why they haven’t made the switch yet. If you need assistance in making your Gmail Inbox run even better, then be sure to check out our post on the Power of Inbox!

AirDrop* 

This may be one of Apple’s least-known secrets. Have you ever had to take multiple steps in order to get an image from your computer to your phone via email? AirDrop cuts these steps way down. So next time you have that beautiful branded stock photo you can’t wait to share on Instagram, try using AirDrop to get it to your phone faster and with fewer steps. If you want a more step-by-step direction on how to use AirDrop, check out this tutorial.

Pinterest*

We know that adding a few extra minutes to your social media posting routine can get overwhelming, but trust us, the benefits of Pinterest for your business are astounding. If you still don’t believe us, let us fill you in: it’s led to over 65,645+ Impressions every single day and refers thousands of people to our site every month. Whoa.

If you need your own Daily Pinterest Formula and need to (Re)Fall In Love With Your Pinterest, check out these posts! And if you are totally ready to uplevel your Pinterest game, Tailwind is the next step — try it for free for 30-days, you won't regret it.


Having these tools in our back pockets saves us time, keeps up productive and bridges the gap of working apart. Your business is never too small or too chaotic to put systems in place that can make your life easier!

DISCLAIMER: We wholeheartedly LOVE these tools. All opinions expressed here are simply because we do use these tools and find them extremely beneficial. We were not paid or approached in any way to write about these brands, tools or companies. A few of these links are affiliate links.


22 Time Saving Keyboard Shortcuts
 

Ready for even more productivity? We’ve put together our top 22 keyboard shortcuts for Trello and Mac users. What the what?! And we’ve conveniently put it in a PDF so you can print it out and reference it anytime you want. Genius, I know. You can thank us later.


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Trello, Systems, Business, Organization & Productivity

The Free Tool That's Helped Us Make More Money in Our Business

We are firm believers in waiting to invest until the time is right. That said, we never imagined how much we could benefit from using a free product. In fact, how much more money we would make — we’re talking over $125k in 9 months.

We are firm believers in waiting to invest until the time is right. That said, we never imagined how much we could benefit from using a free product. In fact, how much more money we would make — we’re talking over $125k in 9 months.  |  Think Creative Collective

We hear you — you are already doubting the possibility, this sounds like hogwash. Chill out, lady, let us explain. You see, this free tool didn’t do the work. It didn’t magically create products for us or market them. But it did do some key things:

  • It gave us a central location to track all major goals — both financial and strategic.

  • It allowed us to lay a roadmap for launching and content planning.

  • It handled communication with our team members and collaborations.

  • It showed us that good could get even better.

Sure, it didn’t do the work. But by laying a clear plan we could focus on the task at hand instead of having our brain full of the 45 million things we needed to do next.

Imagine this with us:

  • Now you've got the framework, you’re thinking about long-term plans for your business... new product lines, designs, and themed launches.

  • You are as cool as a cucumber right now. You know exactly what you need to do today and by what time.

  • You see how much time you've been losing on frivolous activities.

  • You no longer overschedule and you have space to breathe. Perhaps time to even stop working early.

Sound impossible?

Those are the exact words we see our students using every single day. Yeah, we’re talking life-changing, business growing, dance party epic things.

We see you being frazzled. We know you think that you’re organized already. We know you think you’re just a fly-by-the-seat of your pants creative (another real phrase from one of our students).

If we can help you go from overwhelmed and on the brink of burnout to easy, breezy lemon squeezy, then you bet your booty we’re gonna tell you how to get it.

Want to know the thing that’s making all those bosses squeal with super productive delight? Then you need to check out TrelloForBusiness.com.

Because here’s the deal. We just want you to...

Get organized. Get shit done. Grow your business with Trello.

Nope, we didn’t invent Trello (thank you to the guys that did, though!), we just created the framework that makes it all make sense.

We want to take you inside Trello and walk you, step-by-step, through our workflow to show you how we manage our own small business. Not only are we giving you a peek into exactly how we run things every single day, but we’re giving you the exact templates (with instructions) so you can do the same damn thing.

We’re getting you to a better place so you can spend less time being a frazzled hot mess and more time checking things off your list like you're freakin' Santa Claus.

Trello is a totally FREE (yes, free! Did we mention that earlier?) online task management tool that’s, like, totally the bomb diggity. It’s super customizable, pretty, easy to use, and has hands down been the reason we’ve been able to get more stuff done while spending less time in our business. And today you can access the roadmap — literally copy paste our process — for only $29 bucks. Crazy, right!?

So, if you’ve been feeling like maybe you’re a little bit broken in the organized + productive department, we’ve got you. We’re unlocking all the goodness for you below.


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