“Stitchery & Co. has been round for 5 years. It began out as a small enterprise, simply me instructing stitching, and now it’s grown into one thing that may be a inventive hub for many individuals.”
Possessing creativity in a enterprise setting is a extremely prized mushy talent. Being able to create significant connections and dream up options to obstacles will serve any enterprise proprietor nicely.
We not too long ago sat down with Tatianya Cowan, proprietor of Croydon North inventive hub and training facilitator ‘Stitchery & Co.’, to speak about her joyful inventive aspect and the way she enlisted assist by hiring a copywriter to tame and channel her concepts to rebrand her rising enterprise and launch a brand new web site.
Tatianya gave up her job as a Finance Accountant 5 years in the past to open a stitching faculty referred to as ‘Stitchery & Co.’ which has recently skilled a patch of main progress. A lot so, Tatianya’s enterprise needed to transfer out of its small-scale area and into a brand new inventive area.
Comply with your inventive drive and hold your imaginative and prescient in sight
When Tatianya’s enterprise started to take off and a bigger area was required, she realised that this was additionally an ideal alternative to rebrand her enterprise – together with relaunching her web site with up to date copy.
Tatianya was extraordinarily targeted on constructing a inventive group and have become enamoured with the thought of making and renovating a brand new area to precise her concepts.
“The second I walked right into a historic corridor in Croydon North opened by Dame Nellie Melba I fell in love with it,” she shares.
“I recognized all of the methods I used to be going to make use of the area, instantly, as quickly as I walked in. The necessary factor about the way in which that we’ve arrange this area is so that folks can transfer across the areas and use every space the way in which that they wish to.”
With Tatianya so targeted on making a inventive hub, with the ability to give attention to the advertising and marketing elements of a rebrand and enterprise growth was tough.
That’s how she met copywriter Katelyn Rew who’s helped construction all her large concepts.
Know when to outsource
If you happen to’re something like Tatianya, and discover your drive is concentrated on what you’re obsessed with, you’ll must fill these gaps with some outdoors help. On the finish of the day, it’s worthwhile to perceive the place your abilities could also be missing and construct a relationship with an advisor, or tactically rent a specialist to mean you can develop, whereas nonetheless staying true to your mission.
Tatianya’s accounting background meant she was assured in managing the monetary elements of her enterprise however creating a brand new web site together with clear model messages and social media copy, turned a difficulty.
Together with her organised nature and copywriting abilities, Katelyn turned the tempering drive behind the slew of competing concepts Tatianya delivered to the desk.
“As a small enterprise proprietor, you’re sporting a number of hats… you’re the advertising and marketing supervisor… you’re the HR supervisor… you’re the bookkeeper… you’re the inventive outlet,” confides Tatianya.
“To have somebody like Katelyn is tremendous necessary. You possibly can’t be an skilled in all the pieces. Typically it’s worthwhile to recognise that you just may want another person that will help you alongside.
“The recommendation that I’d give to different small enterprise house owners is to recognise your strengths and work to them. If you happen to want somebody that will help you out with what you don’t have strengths in, then do it. It’s actually price it.”
Discover a voice of motive to mood inventive chaos
Tatianya had too many effervescent concepts to focus them successfully, making Katelyn indispensable.
“For me, Katelyn put all of my erratic concepts into lovely context and put a variety of organisation into what I used to be doing,” shares Tatianya.
“After I first met Katelyn, I had an entire wealth of concepts, however no construction to them, and Katelyn managed to organise all of that content material, all of these concepts, into one thing that was organised, structured… it was fabulous.”
Realising that her concepts wanted organisation led Tatianya to depend on Katelyn to supply precisely what she wanted to develop; create a brand new web site and rebrand whereas concentrating on her imaginative and prescient for the enterprise.
“Katelyn was the calm in my storm. She put collectively one thing that got here out as a extremely clear message for my small enterprise,” says Tatianya.
“Katelyn is tremendous organised, which was actually useful… she’d set out in her doc the timeframes that we wanted to finish our aims in…”
Assist is probably not in your yard
When you realise the place you want help in your corporation journey, keep in mind to solid your internet extensive and think about distant assist.
When searching for out both workers, or freelancers to patch any holes in your skillset, you aren’t restricted to individuals in your native space. The pandemic has opened the world up and thru teleconferencing, chances are you’ll discover your corporation angel anyplace within the nation or world.
“Katelyn’s not domestically primarily based, so we meet by video conferences to undergo our shared doc of concepts and switch them into plans for Katelyn to execute… usually, we’d meet each fortnight over Zoom conferences,” says Tatianya. “It was simple.”
Tatianya Cowan’s small enterprise, Stitchery & Co, relies in Croydon North. Stitchery & Co. affords all-abilities stitching lessons and artistic areas for rent.