The Fatal Mistakes Designers Make that Could Put Them Out of Business

Do you ever feel like the inside of your business is a “hot mess?” You may have your S#!T together on the outside, but on the inside you feel a little out-of-control and self-sabotaging?

Yeah, I did too!

You see, when I was first starting out, I was amazing at growing my business in terms of sales, marketing and design.

However, the “internal organs” of my business weren’t properly set up for growth. So when my business started to expand, I encountered a lot of growing pains.

(I’m still dealing with the aftermath today!)

While I‘ve set my business up differently now, I did make a lot of mistakes that ultimately attributed to the decline and failure of my first business.

That’s right, my mistakes were FATAL!

One thing I know for CERTAIN: If I had structured the inside of my business the right way (from the beginning), my business would NOT have failed.

That’s why, today, I am going to share with you The Fatal Mistakes Designers Make that Could Put Them Out of Business

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Special shout out to Amy Humphries of for spelling this out for us!

Now it’s your turn, in the comments below, tell me the following:

  1. Have you ever made one of these fatal mistakes in your business? If so, how did you turn it around?
  2. What is your biggest takeaway from this post?

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  1. Janine Gerade on April 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

    OMG I think I have done all of these. I do have an account for business but buy beads with my own money from time to time. Definitely love shiny sparkly thing s and I have to skip certain bead shows from time to time because its just too tempting.
    I need an accountant soon and have been thinking about how H&R Block wont cut it next year! Thanks for the advice.

  2. Cindi Flores on April 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

    1. My fatal mistake 10 years ago when I thought about starting my business was that I was all about the creating and selling of jewelry, but I never really gave thought to the business aspect. So, in reality I did not have a business but really a hobby where I would sell ‘here and there’.
    2. My biggest takeaway – I now want to start a ‘true’ jewelry business and I am taking the steps to learn more about the business aspect of running a successful business. Which is why I love Flourish and Thrive! 🙂

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