Dramatically grow your following - Constantly draw in new customers who simply can't live without more of what you make.
Authentically stand out from the crowd - Grow your business in-line with the core values of the brand you want to build.
Continually grow your income in an organic way that’s totally based on your lifestyle - Build income streams that are easy to implement alongside your handmade products and don't take extra time away from your core business.
Have extra hours in your day so that you get to enjoy life away from your business - Learn how to create systems that help you automate your workflow and generate more profit.
Feel confident in your choice - No more second guessing yourself, or listening to those who think you should get a 'real' job! What is that anyway?!
Turn your business into your full-time career - You’ve achieved what most people aren’t willing to do: start your own successful business by leveraging your new audience and potential.
I ran a craft business called Sara's Texture Crafts for 11 years before I sold it in 2017. In that time I learnt a lot, from what not to do (yes, I'm super honest about my mistakes) to exactly what to do to take my business from my original £100 investment into almost 7-figures of turn-over in 11 years... and no crazy hours involved either!
"I am so pleased I joined the CBI - it's format is non-stressful and, because you can go at your own speed, it's perfect for me. It has given me a new focus in my business, as well as a new lease of life cos I've felt 'enabled' to follow my dreams. I feel empowered, supported and like a legitimate designer/maker for the first time ever!"
- Sarah, Bone Lane Yarns
Join the Craft Biz Incubator today and become part of a community built to drive you forward.
We are here to inspire, to motivate and to help you build your dream of success.
You deserve this and you can do it!
Success built on proven techniques
Understanding of what it takes to run a business
Not to feel alone and worthless
“Your help is invaluable. Amazing progression and accountability, and thanks to CBI I know where I am headed, I have checkpoints to stay on track and it helps me actually do what needs to be done!”
- Cat, One Creative Cat
Why Craft Biz Incubator is so much more than just another course!
I've taken courses myself and I get that they give you drive and direction.
The Craft Biz Incubator is more than that, it's about community, it's about motivation and it's about regular bursts of inspiration that help you achieve your vision of success in the ever-changing sales landscape.
Get access to; Online ebooks, courses and training designed to help you develop your business skills.
Get access to; Planners and worksheets to help you get organised.
Get access to e-copies of the quarterly My Craft Biz issues
With; Monthly LIVE clases/Q&As, weekly office hour chats and dedicated email support.
Get access to; weekly chat threads, group challenges and resource swaps.
Of course, it has to be remembered this is the first incarnation of the Craft Biz Incubator, so being part of it allows you to also shape it's future. You will be asked to take part in;
Workshops and courses are sold on average between £45 and £150 each, so the value of signing up today excluding the coaching is around £2615 and rising as I add new content!
"I will say, I am so very happy I signed up for this. You're a wonderful source of help and support and knowledge."
- Elly, Curio Yarns
In this first year of the Craft Biz Incubator I intend to offer a year long course. Each session will be recorded LIVE with a Q & A to help answer any questions.
This is the course I wish I had when I started out, it would have helped me keep focused, keep pushing and most importantly it would have taught me how to stop stumbling around and actually bring me more success from day one!
You can carry on making the same mistakes leading to slow sales and small profit... and if so why not go get an office job just like everyone has been telling you.
Or you can change the game... You can build ground up the dream business you want!
"Hi everyone. Just wanted to say how useful and encouraging I am finding Sara's mentoring sessions. We chat for about half an hour each month about aspects of my creative business that we feel I need/want to work on. At the end of each session i have a plan, and goals and feel confident to achieve! Sara is so skilled in her gentle, focused energy which inspires me, and her knowledge is amazing! Thanks Sara! You are the Tops!"
- Caroline from Gorgeous Yarns (1 to 1 coaching client who went from £8k to £24k turnover in a year using my strategies)
Sara Millis comes from a creative product background where she turned her initial £100 investment into a six figure business in a niche area of the craft industry.
Throughout this time she taught a lot of colleagues and customers different aspects of what she did, so it seemed only natural to package these tools up and put them out there into the world.
In 2017 My Indie Life Blog was born - a place where fellow independent makers can find the essential tools they need to push their business forward and create the jump-out-of-bed job they always wanted!
"Look I'm not going to lie... I didn't know what the hell I was doing back in mid 2006 when I started out, but when I started to learn about how to run a craft business effectively, I began to create systems and tools that helped me manage my time and my business better. I learnt how to continually grow whilst maintaining great customer relationships. This is the underpinning of what I now teach and I have seen massive growth for my coaching clients!"
Read more about this project at https://www.myindielifeblog.net/about/
* You have an idea for a craft business you want to build from the ground up
* Or you have a craft business that is in need of taking to the next level
* You are ready to invest in your self and your business
* You are ready to spend the time working hard to get the results you desire
* You want to grow your business and make a sustainable living
* You are going to commit to change
* You are looking for a quick way to make money - honestly if you are looking for a pay cheque out of the gate, you should probably work for someone else!
* You want a quick fix - I promise you there is no such thing!
* You are not consistent - results fade fast without consistent effort!
* You don't show up - I can only go so far to keep you motivated and you can only learn the lessons given if you are motivated to do so!
I would never want you to be unhappy!
If you are unsatisfied with your membership you can cancel at any time.
Contact me in the first 30 days if you'd like a full refund.