CREATE.SHARE.INSPIRE. // ups & downs in the creative world

Hey ya'll. It's Erin. Today I wanted to get real. I wanted to share a little bit of my honest feels lately - which I know we all go through in some capacity in our lives. From struggles to motivation to feeling totally rockin' awesome - life and creativity as an entrepreneur is a constant roller coaster ride. It's fun and exhilarating, but also terrifying and out of control at times.

7 Tips - Taking the Leap and Hiring Your First Employee

I have been asked so many times how I made the leap and hired help for my growing business. Many of the people in my network are small business owners in a creative industry, and so are mostly working by themselves because they are the talent and so this is a big struggle for us. How do you know you can sustain that extra cost? For so many small business owners, their first hire is someone who will be intimately connected with the ins and outs of their business. How can you trust someone?

Take Ten: Susan Busse

Susan's been an OCM blogger since day one, the night Karyn Kimberley invited her to join 11 gals for a mystery dinner at a local restaurant. She's a publicist, loves her amazing circles of friends (she calls them the family you choose), and the Saskatoon lifestyle. Remember to follow along on our Instagram account @ourcollectivemuse for her IG take over.