Crissy Says

Ali Edwards On Summer Biz Sessions Tonight!

I am very excited to have Ali Edwards as a guest tonight on Summer Biz Sessions!

Ali Edwards passion resides in that very special place where the stories and images of life intersect.

Designer, blogger at, author, wife and mother of two, Ali is well known for capturing everyday life with photos and words and creating scrapbooks from those moments that often pass by in an instant.

“I started scrapbooking in 2002 as a way to organize all the stuff I collected after the birth of my son. It has become so much more than an organizational process for me. Through the techniques of photography and personal storytelling I have discovered my voice. My hope is that by sharing the stories of my life and the methods I use to document our days, others will feel inspired and encouraged to record their own.”

Since embarking on this creative career, Ali has written four books about scrapbooking, authored a popular monthly column for Creating Keepsakes magazine, conducted workshops around the country, internationally, and online, and currently designs digital scrapbooking products for Designer Digitals and stamps for Technique Tuesday.

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Crissy Says

A Snippet From This Week’s Summer Biz Sessions

In case you missed it, Jennifer Perkins from Naughty Secretary Club was the guest for this week’s Summer Biz Sessions. We talked about all kinds of stuff – from coming up with new ideas for blog posts to dealing with business stresses to balancing work and family AND more!

Here is a snippet of the audio where Jennifer explains how to find a place to teach a craft class in person and how to approach them:

Want to hear more? Click Here to register for The Summer Biz Sessions and get access to all the audios in the series!

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Crissy Says, Managing Your Biz

Hang Out With Naughty Secretary Club & Indie Biz Chicks Tonight (On Summer Biz Sessions!)

I am so excited about our Summer Biz Sessions call tonight! Our guest will be Jennifer Perkins. Many of you already know her as the founder of Naughty Secretary Club.

Jennifer has a very long and impressive crafty resume. You may have seen her hosting Craft Lab and Styleicious on HGTV / DIY Network or read her book The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girl’s Guide To Handmade Jewelry. You may also know her as a founding member of The Austin Craft Mafia, and if you ever need a dose of inspiration for a project, check out her blog. You won’t be sorry!

Tonight, Jennifer and I will be talking about all kinds of stuff – from blogging to business stresses to business shortcuts and more!

The call will be taking place at 9pm Eastern, and you can register here. If you can’t make the live call, don’t worry. I will be recording it and you can listen online or download the Mp3!

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Tonight On Summer Biz Sessions: Branding!

Tonight is our 3rd installment of this year’s Summer Biz Sessions! (can you believe we’re on our 3rd call already??)

We are going to be talking about branding tonight, with our guest Rachael E.C. Acklin, the owner of Caffeinated Design Studio ( . She is a kick-ass entrepreneur, and has been building her personality-based brand online since before she realized that’s what she was doing. She’s married, the mother of four awesome kids, blogs at, and you can also find her on Twitter here: She also does laundry, daydreams, drinks lots of coffee, and opens the windows every time the sun’s out.

Our call starts at 9pm Eastern tonight! If you can’t make it, don’t worry – it will be recorded and you can always listen online later or download it to your computer. Click Here To Register!

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Crissy Says

Recap of Tonight’s Summer Biz Sessions!

We just got done with tonight’s Summer Biz Sessions call and I must say that Alexia Petrakos from Thrive Creative Coaching rocked it! She gave out some great tips on productivity, setting up a routine, and figuring out your peak working hours! These tips will help you get your work done and feel accomplished in your business! (hey – we all know that being your own boss isn’t as easy as it sounds; it’s hard work!)

Listen in below as Alexia tells us what is wrong with listening to “productivity gurus” ….

Click Here to register for the Summer Biz Sessions and download the full recording (as well as ALL the recordings in the 14 week Summer Biz Sessions series)

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Managing Your Biz

Tonight On Summer Biz Sessions

Our guest tonight on Summer Biz Sessions is Alexia Petrakos from Thrive Creative Coaching. She is going to be giving us tips on how we can work our business – without it working us!

Tonight’s session begins at 9pm Eastern. If you can’t make the live call, don’t worry! It’s being recorded and you can download the audio later tonight!

You can learn more about our upcoming guests and topics, as well as register for The Summer Biz Sessions by clicking here!

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Managing Your Biz

Are You Coming To Summer Biz Sessions!?!

This year’s Summer Biz Sessions is starting June 1 and will last through August 31. (That’s 14 Weeks!)

I am very excited about our topics! We will be talking about everything from crafty topics, such as running a craft blog and managing inventory to topics for telecommuters, such as how to find a REAL work at home job. We’ll also be talking about how to use Google’s keyword tool (keywords are very important for you site – you need to be including the words that people will be searching for on your site!) We will also be talking about how to stand out from the crowd, how to market yourself with videos, personality branding, and MORE!

We will be meeting each Tuesday at 9pm Eastern on a phone line. Each session will be recorded, so if you can’t make it to a session, don’t worry. You will receive the recording, and you can listen to it online or download it to your Mp3 player.

It is only $15 to join in on The Summer Biz Sessions. And if you register before May 23, you will get some EXTRA special bonuses:

-FREE 3 month listing in The Indie Biz Chicks Directory (if you are already listed, you will receive a 3 month extension on your ad)

-FREE month of membership to Indie Biz Chicks Members Center (the current month’s guide is a 30+ page guide on using Twitter for marketing)

Hurry up and grab this deal before it’s gone!

Register now, for only $15, by clicking here

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