The Creative Business Members Club

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Running your own craft, handmade, design, photography or art business is like riding the biggest, craziest and scariest roller coaster ever!

You experience exhilarating highs and tortuous lows, it feels like it will never end, and you wonder whose bright idea this was!

All you really want to do is make money doing what you love, and there is so much else to worry and think about.  It should be easier than this, right?

It’s time for you to find the easier route, with a much  smoother ride to success.

Just being good at sewing isn’t enough to run a business though.

I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl, but I only started designing and making dance wear a couple of years ago.

I had designed dance wear for myself when I was still dancing, but I’d never made anything in Lycra.

So most of my journey has been self-taught, but I do have an incredibly knowledgable sewing tutor nearby who has helped me with lots of tips to help improve my work.

Just being good at sewing isn’t enough to run a business though. It takes a whole heap of skills – marketing, accounts, writing, selling, storytelling, networking and so many other skills I can’t even name right now.

I am extremely lucky that I won a year’s scholarship to the Members Club at A Handcrafted Business a few years ago. Nicola is an uber-expert at all things marketing, as well as being amazingly knowledgeable on all other things business too! I have been a fully paid up member ever since. It adds heaps of value to my business.

It’s time to make life and business better than ever:

– with a helping hand, and a fresh pair of eyes for when you can’t see the wood for the trees,

– the company of amazing, supportive, like-minded creative business people who you can call on for help and celebrations (they will get you completely and soon be your greatest allies and friends!)

– a marketing master you can call on to answer all your questions anytime, no matter how silly they seem.

 – and all the marketing training you will need to make everything work.

Before you know it you will be making more money and enjoying the ride too! 

Imagine the difference it will make.
I have good news!  It is right here at your finger tips and it is affordable to!

Members handpicked words to describe The Members Club

| Secret Weapon | Safe | Welcoming | Supportive | Immensely Helpful |  Friendly | Reassuring | Knowledge Base | Community | Honest | Results | Advice | Value | Brilliant | Confidence Building | Answers | Creative Business | Increased Sales | Fun | Phenomenal | Investment | Recommend | Success | Like-minded | Guidance | Growth | Focus | Motivating | Accountability | Passion | Business Mentor

You will be welcomed with open arms to the Creative Business Club.

You get immediate access to:

*Recorded classes* –  to help you get more customers and improve your business skills.

*Expert classes*  – to inspire, motivate or show you how you can improve.

*Club FB Group* – where you can ask questions straight away and connect with amazing supportive likeminded creatives.

*2 live group Q&A drop ins* where you can have a proper chat with Nicola about your business, you can get how to help or whatever you need.

*Brainstorm session* – where you can hop on a live video and chat with other Club Members about topics and issues.  It sounds scary but it’s meeting up for a coffee with some amazing supportive friends.

*Club Chat Room* – this online video chat room is always available to any Club member who needs it.  Drop in any time and day and  connect, chat or get support.

You can stay for as little or as long as you like.

It is easier to flourish when you are part of a supportive group who all want you to succeed.
That is The Creative Business Club!

Your own support group for you and your business!

There are just three ways you can join this amazing Members Club:


Simply pick the best option for you, and let’s get started!

 VIP Membership.  

For when you need that extra special one to one support.

Pay As You Go each month. 

Simple.  Easy.  With no tie in or contract.

Annual Membership.  

You only pay for 10 months of the year!  (The only way to get in cheaper)

What our Members say….

The  Club is everything I need for business advice. Nicola is extremely knowledgeable and has an answer for everything, and the community is second to none.
Victoria Sol, Destai Designs & Entangled

A group of like-minded small business owners sharing our business knowledge to help each other achieve better results and grow.
Alison Heath, Bobbin Girl

The Club is such a great troop of crafters who are passionate about their business and making them grow. With Nicola’s support and guidance, she keeps us on track with our ups and downs and the members are all amazing supporting one another through their journey.
Evelyne Sydric, Bridal De Vine

 A place where those small business owners struggling alone in the dark can be introduced to the support, information and like minded people willing to help each other.
The light at the end of the tunnel.

Mark S-Wilson, Shirt Back And Sides

I wouldn’t still be going if it wasn’t for this group. It provides encouragement, support, guidance, and Nicola you make us believe in ourselves when those doubting Dora moments kick in. Not only that but you teach us loads about marketing, pricing etc, and encourage us to be professional and the best we can be.
Liz Hill, By Elizabeth Hill

It’s the back row of the classroom, with some of my best mates.
And the lovely teacher who puts up with the silliness because she sees our potential and loves what she does.
Lisa Carter, Cosy Cushions

A safe place to ask your business related questions and get sensible, balanced answers, where you can draw on the experience of other members as well as Nicola who makes even complicated legislation easy to deal with
Jane Galley, Loopy’s Place

A place to ask silly questions but get great answers. Full of fellow small business owners on a mission to follow a dream.
Vicki Smith, Creations – where ideas come alive

I was feeling like I couldn’t see the woods for the trees before I joined. I didn’t know how to market and didn’t know how to best use my time doing it. I still have lots to learn and know I’m in the best place to do that learning!! Also the support is amazing!
Vicki Gregory, Miss Gregory’s Gorgeous Gifts

Nicola Smith has been and is the most supportive business mentor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. There is something about Nicola’s style of teaching that makes things easier to understand and take action on. OK, i may not always like what she says or advises but at the end of the day my success is her success. At the end of the day I lover her and the other people in the group that have been by my side through my many down times but also my up times. I don’t think i could have kept going with my business if it hadn’t been for Nicola and the other great people in the group.
Jim Laver, Sweet Aroma’s

The best decision and investment I’ve ever made with my business was to join the Club. Without Nicola I would still be running around like a headless chicken, getting nowhere. I’ve learnt how to work ‘on’ my business as well as ‘in’ it. I’ve recently upgraded to VIP membership, which is worth every penny, and I wish I’d done it sooner.
Teri Bagnall, Teri B Fantasy Crafts

 The help and support that Nicola gives each and every one of us is phenomenal. 
Perry Noon, Thimbles and Thumbs

The Club is having a positive impact on my business. Being held accountable, in a lovely happy environment, is working wonders for keeping me focused and on track.
Nicky Merrick, Pink Giraffe

I just tell you what my husband told me one day: “that business group with that lady works! I can see you business is doing well and you are not that lazy anymore”. 
Michela Ciprini, The Italian Seamstress

I don’t mention the club to people because it’s like a secret weapon. I just tell them about you and say that you’re my business mentor. 
Louise Lockhart, Thistle Dub Ewe

It’s a lovely Club to be in, you can be yourself and there is lots of support from you Nicola and the group to help you through the bad and good. I wouldn’t be where l am today without the group. Thank you.
Paula Sloan, Beauty In Welsh/Surprise Colourful Gifts

Can’t come up with anything that hasn’t already been said!!
Sharron Barton, Losana B

If you have a bigger dream for your creative business, if you want to run your own business but find some parts a bit scary, if you need friendly, personal support for your creative business – including getting your marketing sussed, making money (which starts with fair pricing!), being legal, website/platform support, techy advice, and virtually everything else you need with everyday community support (running your own business doesn’t have to be lonely!) – this is for you!