From hair bows to a subscription box to an online conference, Carrie is proof that there are no limits on what you can do in your business if you’re willing to put in the work. We’re thrilled to be speaking at her Creative Hub conference later this month!
CARRIE GRACE, CREATIVE HUB CONFERENCE:
Here’s my business in a nutshell: I host online summits to help women learn and grow to help them with their business. I’m great at Encouraging others to dream big and have an even bigger impact on the world, but I struggle with saying yes to everyone and everything. I haven’t quite learned the art of saying no just yet. If you bring up Taylor Swift, the color pink, or balloons, we’re going to be best friends.
WHY IS CONNECTING WITH OTHER FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
I think it’s super important to build relationships with other female boss ladies because running your own company can be so isolating at times. I love finding girls who have similar interests as me online and then shooting them an email to connect. These friendships have had such an impact on me because it’s given me people to bounce ideas off of. I’ve been able to pick their brains and get sound advice. And it’s really been encouraging to have someone who just gets what I do in life and can relate to the hard moments.
HOW HAS COLLABORATION IMPACTED YOUR BUSINESS?
I love collaborations so much. Maghon from @allshewrotenotes and Rachel from @Rachel_Tenny and I all collaborated to do a valentines day swap. It was so cool to see all the gifts people sent one another and the love that we got to spread around to others.
IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES… | SHARE THE HIGHEST POINT IN YOUR BUSINESS SO FAR.
I actually entered into the business world by hand sewing hair bows, which is a far cry from what I’m currently doing. I had a really great PR girl at the time who sent my bows off to Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. It was such a proud moment for me when I saw them rocking my bows in photos. It’s something that reminds me that the impossible is truly possible
IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES. | TELL US ABOUT THE LOWEST MOMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS, AND HOW YOU HANDLED IT.
I launched a new, fun idea a few years ago and there was seriously crickets right after I put it into the world. I remember being so discouraged and it seeming like one of those “I should toss the towel and quit” moments. But it taught me to keep going and that there is a time and place for everything.
IN YOUR MIND, WHAT IS THE SINGLE GREATEST CHALLENGE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS FACE? WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, INFLUENCERS, OR BLOGGERS?
One of the greatest challenges for a creative person running a business in having the ability to really come up with a game plan. It’s super easy to dream big and have tons of ideas. My advice is always come up with a goal setting plan and get someone to hold you accountable. Have a buddy who is tracking your progress and can check in with you to make sure you are pushing through even when it starts to get hard or uncomfortable
WHAT PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR CONTENT HAVE YOU CREATED THAT YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF?
Creative Hub conference: it’s an online summit with 12-15 speakers hosted 3 times a year to help women learning more skills and knowledge to run their companies more effectively. The end goal is to inspire and encourage women to keep learning, keep growing, and finding ways to do what they love and be profitable doing it. I love doing it because of the feedback I get from attendees of it. I’m always so encouraging hearing how much people learned from it and ways that they used the knowledge to better themselves. Not to mention, the speakers are out of this world and the content is so rich. I always feel so blessed that each of them say yes and give up their time to be a part of the online summit.
Creative Empire Podcast, episode 17: I spoke on a podcast about using instagram to spread joy and kindness to others.
The Kindness Box: I run a quarterly subscription box to help add more love and kindness into the world. People use them to send gifts to others either celebrating exciting things or going through rough patches in their life.
WHAT ARE YOUR NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPONS?
I seriously love the note section on the iphone. I use it as a running to do list and just erase things as they get tackled. I always use the timer as well to divide tasks into manage amounts and then race against the clock to finish it. I also try to read 1 business book a month just to keep my brain up to date on new ideas, thoughts, or products to use.
NAME THREE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS YOU ADMIRE ONLINE.
Lara Casey. I’ve been friends for her for awhile now. She always inspires me to believe in really big, beautiful things, and to always live a really meaningful life.
Maghon Taylor. I love how Maghon lives in her life so brightly without any apologies. She makes me feel really good in my own skin. She’s the kind of person who lives life to the fullest and inspires others to do the same!
Nancy Ray. Sweet Nancy has played such a role in my life for helping me become content with the life I have. She does a content challenge where you don’t spend money on items you don’t need in order to train your heart and mind to be grateful for what you have.
TWO TRUTHS & A LIE
I had a legal name change as a child.
I can speak two languages.
I went to a Taylor Swift concert in London.
Covelle x Creative Hub Conference
Join us for a conversation about innovation, training your brain to come up with creative ideas, and using your business to develop unique solutions to real problems.