If you are one of those women who dream of taking your creative ideas and turning them into a business, but you are not sure where to begin, then Mind Your Business by Ilana Griffo is the book for you!
Mind Your Business is the new book from creative entrepreneur, Ilana Griffo, that teaches you everything you need to know about how to build a successful business from scratch. From developing your brand to designing products to identifying your legal and tax needs, this comprehensive guide will take you through every step of the process and help you create a unique and customized roadmap for your business. Mind Your Business is for aspiring entrepreneurs who are driven, ambitious, creative, and determined to build a business and life they love.
Author and entrepreneur Ilana Griffo shares the formula that turned her creative hobby into a six-figure design studio. From initial planning to long-term business strategy, Mind Your Business includes:
• Insider tips from successful entrepreneurs
• Advice to identify your ideal market and customer
• Legal guidelines to protect your ass(ets)
• Budget and forecast tools
• How to avoid the pitfalls that doom most startups
• Guidance on how to scale and grow
• Suggestions on how to dominate online platforms
• Tips to beat your competitors with SEO and social media
Mind Your Business puts you in the driver’s seat. It will help you navigate the journey of starting your first business and take your ambitions and ideas from wishful thinking to successful reality.
Mind Your Business was written for creative souls who want to grow their passion into something more. If you dream of building a business doing what you love - whether it’s a full-time gig or a side hustle - this book is for you.
My motivation to write this book is simple - I want to help you kick some major ass in your creative endeavour. I want you to fee empowered as a business person and as a creative.
Working for yourself is uncertain, but so is every other job! Being your own boss can be the most rewarding, exhausting, and fulfilling job you’ll every have. Whilst the idea of starting your own business may seem daunting, cast aside those vulnerabilities. Believe me when I say you can absolutely do this.
About the author
Ilana Griffo is a graphic designer and illustrator with typographic tendencies. As a freelance designer and illustrator, her job is to translate her clients’ stories into a visual experience. Her personality and work process can be described as fast-paced and bursting with creative energy. Ilana launched her business as a side hustle, first designing a stationery line, Sugar & Type which includes the Rule the World Planner, a weekly planner designed for creative go-getters. After leaving her full-time job as an art director in 2015, she quickly grew her side hustle into a six-figure design studio. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed and in various print publications. Ilana is approachable, honest, and sassy; she understands the challenges creative business owners face and is passionate about helping them to achieve their goals and reach their professional dreams. In addition to serving her own clients, Ilana has served as a Program Director for the upstate New York chapter of AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts) and embraces opportunities to connect with fellow creatives in person and through social media. She teaches workshops throughout upstate New York and has taught as an adjunct instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Ilana lives in Rochester, New York with her bike enthusiast husband, Gregg, son Heath, and their dog, Dizzy.
Why LoA loves it….
For many creatives who dream of turning their passion and ideas into a business, but dread the thought of all that admin and process required to become entrepreneurs in earnest, help is at hand. Ilana Griffo is both a successful creative and a successful entrepreneur and knows at a practical level how to build a sustainable, growth business that turns creative ideas into profit. Her easy to follow workbook is a roadmap for any aspirant creative entrepreneur to implement. It provides a step-by-step guide to building a solid business foundation which allows for maximum time to be spent on the creative ideas that are the lifeblood of the business. This is a great book for any aspirant creative who is keen to take that step into the world of entrepreneurship. — Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa