Today I am talking with Andrea Layne of The Creative Spring. Andrea spent 11 years working in corporate as a business consultant and IT Project Manager for some of the top companies in the United States. After realizing that she wasn’t able to live the life she wanted, she went out on her own and decided to pursue project management on a smaller, more creative scale as a floral wedding designer. She built and ran a successful floral wedding design company over six years. Even though she saw tremendous success in her business, she still wasn’t able to live life on her terms, which led her to starting The Creative Spring, where she helps creative entrepreneurs with systems and software, so they have a better business foundation. Tune in to hear more about how Andrea uses systems to live the life she wants to lead and teaches other entrepreneurs how to do the same.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:
About Andrea’s background in IT Project Management and working as a business consultant for top companies prepared her to help entrepreneurs implement the right systems in their business to create a life they love.
What pushed her to eventually leave her corporate job, and how she ended up doing wedding floral design for seven years before she started helping other entrepreneurs work on their businesses.
How success in the corporate world and success as a wedding floral designer natrually opened up doors to help people implement systems in their business to make them run more smoothly and efficiently.
About Creative Spring, her company that helps creative entrepreneurs with systems and software to have a better business foundation, and connect their big picture vision into actionable plans with due dates and specific tasks to achieve those goals.
Where you should start when going about setting up systems in your business.
What Andrea thinks scaling her business looks like in order to maintain the balance she’s found in work and life.
The importance of setting up boundaries and how your clients should react to those boundaries.
ANDREA’S ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS:
“What if it could be simple? What is the simplest path? It can be really easy to complicate things and make them more than what they really are. It muddies the waters, especially in service delivery. Whenever I start to feel like it’s getting to complicated, I go back and think of what the simple path would be.”