Hi there! First of all, I want to thank everyone who has signed up for Module 1 of Stationery Boot Camp. If you haven’t signed up already but are still considering it, here are a few facts that will help you decide if this particular module of Stationery Boot Camp is right for you.
How will I benefit from registering for Module 1 of Stationery Boot Camp?
It took me a couple of years of research, trial and error to finally develop a system that kept my business operating smoothly. If you’re adventurous and like to find your own way – that’s awesome! Module 1 is a road map to the business of custom stationery design, so if you like to plan ahead, see the big picture and pack what you’ll need for the journey rather than being caught by surprise, then you would certainly benefit from attending Module 1: Operation Designer Arsenal.
Signing up for Boot Camp would be like walking on a moving walkway at the airport…you can either walk at a normal pace on the sidelines or you can jump on the moving walkway and enjoy the smooth boost of pace which will allow you to reach your destination much sooner and with all the necessary tools for your journey nicely packed inside your carry-on bag.
Why are we spending an entire week learning about forms and documents?
When I first started, I didn’t have much but a poorly written service agreement and a proof sheet. As my business grew and I came across certain situations, I realized the need for these documents and spent numerous hours creating, rewriting, enhancing and reworking them until I got them just right. Had I known the value of these powerful project management tools ahead of time, I would have created them at the beginning of my journey so that I didn’t have to stress out trying to carve out time to produce them while I had orders in the works and email inquiries to reply to. I just didn’t know ahead of time that I would need them, because #1, nobody told me and #2) you never know what you’ll need until you need it.
Think about it this way...if you decide to run a marathon, you can train and do your own research before showing up for the race. Or, you can do your own research AND talk to a friend who’s done it before. Have them tell you about their experience and provide some insight as to what got them through it, give you survival tips and let you know what they would do different next time around. They might suggest you carry band aids in your fanny pack in case you get blisters. That’s not something you’d usually think about on your own until you experience the need for it. And my advice on the topic is don’t wait for blisters, my friend. They’re no fun.
Does Module 1: "Operation Designer Arsenal" include software video tutorials?
Nothing too in-depth, just a short overview, an introduction to the different software toolboxes and tips on how to set up your files to create the documents we’ll be discussing in week 2. Though we will spend two weeks covering the tools of the trade (Week 1 operational and digital tools; Week 2 documents and transitional tools), Operation Designer Arsenal is about bringing awareness about the path you are about to embark and preparing you for the journey. It’s also an opportunity to “shadow” me as I walk you through my project management process from beginning to end, while providing guidance, tips, templates, resources and ideas to help you spend more time doing what you love (designing) and less time trouble shooting.
You're a talented genius!
You have your own design style and innovative ideas. This course is meant to support your creative abilities by educating you on the importance of staying organized and help you implement operational procedures so that you may be well prepared to spread your wings and fulfill your stationery dreams.
See you in the training field!
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