Welcome to Flourish!
If you are here... YOU ARE AWESOME!
AND CONGRATULATIONS! YOU will receive a FREE Etsy or Website Shop critique!!! (valued at $95)! Send Sarah or Lara a PM on Facebook with your Shop link and we will add your shop to the critique schedule! These shop critiques are presented LIVE in the Club Flourish group via screensharing so you can be present during the critique LIVE! Thanks so much for joining us! We can't wait to learn more about your shop!
This is your Orientation to the Flourish Program. Click to download your free welcome gift!!! ---> Flourish Planner: A Daybook just for Makers!
As a member of Flourish, We want you to get immediate value from being here. Flourish is a virtual community full of REAL people who come together to grow together. You will be interacting with focused business strategists who are knowledgable and honest about what works and what doesn't, you will also be joining other like-minded entrepreneurs who are here to support and celebrate each other along the way.
This is YOUR TIME. The road ahead will be exciting, challenging and ultimately, one of the most rich and valuable experiences of your life. Please take a moment and really acknowledge yourself for listening to your heart and investing in YOU. You made the choice. You’ve stepped up and you’re ready to do what it takes to create the business and life you most want. And we’ll be with you every step of the way!
The Best Part? You’re now part of a global community of like-minded entrepreneurs who are also taking charge of their own journey and developing vital skills for fulfillment and success in their businesses.
The first task: READ THIS PAGE in its ENTIRETY. We know it is super long with a ton of information, but seriously it's the best way to start off right on your Flourish journey! So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and maybe a notebook and scroll on!
Start Here: Welcome to Flourish
The Flourish community is a college of sorts for your craft business. This community is located on the Facebook platform using a series of Facebook Groups. Each group offers something different, and depending on what you need for your business you may spend more time in one group versus another.
You MUST Click the Groups below to enter into the Flourish community.
Please note: We must verify that you are a paid subscriber before accepting your group request. We let in new members twice a day, so you may have a few hours to wait to be admitted.
Flourish: (<----CLICK HERE ) This group is your Classroom. (You have to join this group before you can be added to any other groups) This group is where you will get all training. Sarah Sewell CEO & Founder of Artisan Indie & Flourish goes LIVE as well in the group to give the community weekly presentations, updates, news and announcements.
Club Flourish: (<----CLICK HERE ) This group is your Study Hall. This group is fantastic for BUSINESS Feedback & Discussion. Think of it as your own brainstorm group! You can ask questions and get feedback in real time in a safe and supportive environment with people who know exactly what it is like trying to build a craft business online.
The Club is ALSO where you will meet up, tag, communicate, and learn from the Flourish Hive Experts & Advisors!! Our amazing experts and advisors spend time each and everyday in Club Flourish teaching, answering questions, and chatting with our community members. It is in these groups that you will learn from the best of the best to help save you time, money and to teach you how to grow your business.The Lounge at Flourish: (<----CLICK HERE ) This group is the Common Room. The social hub to network, relax and lift each other up! The Lounge is the social room of Flourish. Here you can relax from your busy life and get to know your peers in an encouraging and supportive place. This is a business and drama free zone. It is a fun space to talk about your kids, cooking, current events, fun sharing etc.
Please note: Once you get inside the Facebook Groups PLEASE Click the Units tab to get started with your training and the Flourish 101 series. ALL the training is inside these UNITS! Don't Forget! :)
Section 3: SCALE & GROW:
What happens when you feel like you are already on your way to success?! You have a business that is pretty busy and consistent with sales, but you want to learn more about scaling it, or maybe how to hire employees, or how to get into the wholesale market. We offer support to our Flourish members who have a great business but need a different kind of support. We offer two additional groups for those needing more advanced brainstorming and peer support. You must show your annual sales before being granted access to these groups.
Flourish Mids: Flourish MIDS is a group for all Flourishers who make $35k-85k in sales in their handmade business. This group was created for sellers who are more seasoned and are past the beginning stages of e-commerce. This group offers a place for you to brainstorm with other sellers that understand your certain sort of circumstances in business. Contact an admin if you want to join this group, you will need to show a screenshot of your annual sales of at least $35k to be admitted entrance.
Flourish 100k: Having a handmade online business is hard enough…having one that is CRAZY BUSY has a whole other set of challenges. Flourish 100k is a group for all Flourishers who make 6 figures or will be hitting 6 figures in their handmade business within the next year or so. This group works together to brain storm, support and discuss all things eCommerce for bigger (small) businesses. Contact an admin if you want to join this group, you will need to show a screenshot of your annual sales of at least $85k to be admitted entrance.
Have More Questions?
You can contact us ANYTIME! The quickest way to reach your Flourish Admin is on Facebook by PM. Because we run our community on Facebook usually one of us is online pretty much 24 hrs a day. We check in there hourly as well, so if you need help or guidance simply send us a note and we will respond quickly. We recommend sending either Sarah Sewell or Lara Noelle Bruso Brown a friend request so we will be sure to see your messages and posts first!
Please understand that our amazing community IS hosted on the Facebook Platform and it is known for being quirky at times. If you make a post in ANY of our groups, and you don't get answers or responses it is likely that the algorithm on Facebook just hasn't ranked you to be seen in the group yet. The best way to combat this issue, is to interact with the posts you do see. This means helping others by answering questions and offering feedback will likely mean more will interact and respond to your own questions and posts.
Our program is fun and inspiring and educational but not free from our own imperfections and faults. We do however do our best to provide the best for our community and students. Should you at anytime have any questions or concerns please reach out to us. We always have an open door and are passionate about helping others. You can contact us anytime with questions or feedback and know we always have your back! WE are here and happy to help!
YOUR INVESTMENT: You can spend hundreds and thousands on online courses or business coaches. You can waste time in forums and multiple facebook groups or even searching high and low on Google, but no one will understand your online craft business quite like we do. We are here for you but you do have to invest some of your time.
Do you know the biggest obstacle in finding online success? It certainly isn't a shortage of ideas or a lack of desire. It's just one thing... Follow through. All the tools in the world don't matter if you aren't implementing what you learn.
Flourish isn't a magic pill, we have the information and education and if you apply it YOU WILL FLOURISH... but you do have to do the work! Just like any college degree, it takes time and energy to earn that degree, similar with Flourish do the work and you will succeed!
We want you to know you are not alone on this journey, we as well as all Flourish members are here to help, guide and support you along the way. If you ever need anything please don't ever feel shy to ask. We will always have your back!
We promise that we will always have our finger on the pulse of industry trends, updates and changes so that you will always have the freshest and accurate information and training available. We are on your team and will support you through the ups and downs.
Your membership fee is also a write off! So use that tax deduction and ensure you have a team in your corner to help you overcome all the bumps on the road to entrepreneurship.
So Let’s Do This!
Join the Groups and Jump Right In!!! Be sure to introduce yourself in the Club Flourish group and tell us all about who you are and what you make! WE are so excited to meet you!
PLEASE NOTE: All content in the Facebook groups and on our member site is the property of Artisan Indie and Flourish at Artisan Indie and is for member use only. Sharing our content outside our group is prohibited and grounds for removal from the Flourish community.