Expanding Your Product Line (the self-funded way) - feat. Sarah Lewis of Slate and Brush

    Welcome to the Biz Batch Podcast, where we make biz strategy a piece of cake. I'm Elizabeth. And I'm Cammy, but you might know us better. As Eliza and Calligraphy and Cammy Monet, we want to help you, our fellow Stationers artists and calligraphers confidently build a profitable and personality driven creative biz.

    We're here to share our honest to goodness advice and actionable strategies for ambitious artists. So put on your party hat. Quit being a procrastinator gator, and let's get this party started. Hi friends. Welcome back to the Biz Birthday Bash podcast, Elizabeth here and I have a great guest with us today, Sarah Lewis of Slate and Brush.

    Uh, Sarah was just telling me she's listened to all our podcasts, good or bad, so I think that might be a new record. Sarah, thank you very much for Yeah, of course. Listening. Yeah, listening to every podcast we were joking about like the sound and. Finicky I am about making sure everything sounds good for you guys and, and we are just having a great old time and laughing about it.

    So, Sarah, we're happi, you're here. I'm gonna read your bio real quick so everyone knows a little bit about you, but of course then we'll have you tell your own version of your journey and answer all the questions I have for you. So Sarah is a watercolor artist, overly obsessed dog mom and pizza lover who started Slate and Brush Design Studio in 2018 after wanting to create a special wedding gift for a friend while working her day job as a costume designer.

    Fast forward four years and now she is a full-time artist who has worked over 70 weddings. Sold thousands of products in person and online, has painted many sweet pets and continues to grow and scale her business every day. Her goal is to always bring a smile to her customer's faces, usually with a pun, and to make her pieces one of a kind and memorable to everyone who sees them.

    So, yay, so glad you're here. Thank you for reaching out and coming on the show. Yeah, of course. I've been a long time fan and I've been in the community for a long time as well. Um, so it's been really cool to see you guys grow and. Listen to all the episodes, um, and just the community in general is so amazing.

    So it's, you guys did not pay me to say this, but it has been such a huge. Part of my business and I'm so grateful for you. You both. Aw, thank you Sarah. Honestly, that always means the world to us because I think Cammy and I struggle with like imposter syndrome just like everyone else. Sometimes wondering if we're doing the right thing, if we're doing enough, like what we wanna do next.

    So I might have to hit hit you up later actually, because we're starting to brainstorm some things coming down the pipeline to get your thoughts since you've been around for so long. Um, so if you're up for that, let me know. . Oh, I got you Nancy. It's. It's been huge because even though I went to school for fashion design, it was obviously a very creative field, but I didn't learn anything remotely close to how to get artwork from a piece of paper to tee towels and greeting cards and everything like that.

    So I've been so grateful to have you guys as a community and the A to Z directory is, I look at it like every week just to see like what's the best place to get products because you don't wanna waste time and money by trying out all these random. Sites that you find just by Googling, that comes in handy sometimes too.

    But sometimes you just wanna find a try in a true place, you know, other people have used and it'll turn out great. And I just use that A to Z directory all the time. That's amazing. Do you have a coupon code, by the way? If you're an affiliate? Cuz if you do, we'll give that to people this episode so that they like come through your link.

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