Starting and running a business can be the most exhilarating, and the toughest, thing in the world. I know – I’ve been there. I’m still there, in fact!
I’m Carla, and my favourite thing in the world is helping people find their feet in their own small businesses – and I’ve talked a fair few people out of jobs and into the freedom of self employment over the last few years!
As I write, I have three and a half businesses of my own (the half is one I co-own) and a day job, and while I adore my portfolio career, I know exactly how hard it can be to fit everything in and wear all the hats being a solopreneur requires, while still keeping your personality in the business.
It’s a rollercoaster, isn’t it?
The moments of leaping joy and the moments of updating your social media with a happy quote and then collapsing onto the sofa in tears – I get it, all of it. You’re safe with me and I promise you’re normal! (ish – normal for biz soloists, not remotely conventionally normal.)
How do I help?
I photograph you and your business to show the world who you really are (not a corporate headshot in sight!), but more than that, I help you feel less freaked out about running a small business in the first place.
As a self taught and obsessed photographer, a regular blogger since 2004, and with a successful business designing websites for new creative business owners behind me, I have a combination of knowledge, skills and experience that will take some of the “argh!” moments away and replace them with “ahhhh”.
(That’s the “ahhh” that comes with a cup of tea and your favourite book, not the one you yell as you tackle a giant slide).
So what now?
You’ll find advice, inspiration, information and business love over on the blog, and don’t forget to get your free membership of the Business Soloists Club – where you can meet others on the same journey as you, ask questions, share frustrations, contribute your own expertise and generally revel in the wonder of having likeminded people in the world. You’re running a business on your own – but you’re never alone!