HELLO FELLOW BUSINESS OWNER!
We are The Dream Job Shop. A place to help inspire you on this crazy journey we call life. Running a small business is pretty amazing and exciting... it's also pretty intense, lonely, and scary at times.
The goal of this space is for all of us to come together and feel supported. Even though you might be working from home by yourself, you are definitely not alone! We're here with you and want to help celebrate what you do!
Our biggest motto around here is a pretty simple one: Less Hustle, More Love.
We're TIRED of the constant hamster wheel race to the finish line that all these other people are trying to feed us. We're TIRED of not feeling like our products are good enough because we don't have 100K followers on instagram. And we're TIRED of trying to keep up with everything that's thrown at us in order to run a "successful business".
What is success anyway?
Is it having enough money to support ourselves and our family? Is it waking up every day and being able to make something beautiful with our own two hands? Is it having the ability to inspire others with our creativity? Is it taking a break whenever we feel like it to binge Netflix because we are indeed our own boss?
We like to think it's all of those things! So, WHY are we always so focused on getting better and better and having more and MORE?
We think it's time to make a stand and say "I AM successful! I'm not alone! And I'm not in competition with anyone! We're in this together!"
So, that's why we're here.
Think of us like a clubhouse. A place to meet up and come together. To chat about things. To laugh at each others jokes. Meet new friends. And most of all, to support each other on this wild and crazy ride.
And with that being said, we welcome you here with big open arms. Welcome to the clubhouse friend! It's so good to have you.
If you're new here, let us walk you through the site. That way you won't miss out on any of the cool stuff that's here for you...
Our Club Newsletter is mailed out twice a month. Inside you'll find the latest content on The Dream Job Shop, related small business news around the web, PLUS an exclusive Welcome Package of business workbooks just for club members.
2. The Blog
Visit our blog for interviews with inspiring business owners, business videos and tips!
3. Our Programs
Our courses are the best way to take your learning even further. If you're looking to deep dive into a specific area about your business, then this is the place to be.
Q1. HOW DID THE DREAM JOB SHOP START?
The idea for the Dream Job Shop started two years ago. The founder, Andi, a former handmade handbag designer was noticing a huge void of relevant business training online for creative small businesses. In order for her to find out anything relevant for her own business she either had to (A.) read through a super corporate/slightly boring business site using fancy terms that made her zone out and daydream instead. Or (B.) a poorly designed website focusing specifically on your first year in business. She wanted to create a hybrid of both worlds - where you can find super valuable content that you can really utilize to grow your business, but also relates specifically the the creative lifestyle. (ie. not everyone in business wants to become a billionaire - lots of us just want to make beautiful stuff, support ourselves and family, and live our lives the way we want to)
Q2. WHY IS IT CALLED THE DREAM JOB SHOP?
We brainstormed a bunch of ideas, most of which didn't feel right. But there's something about this idea of having a "dream job" that really stuck with us. That's really what this is all about, living YOUR dream job (not ours). We though that the Dream Job Shop made perfect sense for you and for us!
Q3. WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We are based in Calgary, Alberta Canada (ever heard of Banff in the Rocky Mountains? We're about an hour away from there - so we're pretty lucky to have such beautiful surroundings)... a funny fact about us Canadians is that we don't really think we have an "accent" - however, I'm sure you'll notice a bit of Canadian slang in our videos here and there if you listen for it.
Q4. CAN YOU SHARE SOME TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR FIRST BUSINESS?
Heck yeah! We're all about taking the plunge and going for your dreams whatever they may be. But we KNOW that the road to that dream is a rocky one full of ups and downs. We've been there! We've put together a few resources for you: We've got a great blog post on what to focus your time on when starting your first business. Annd, when you're ready, our products are the perfect guide to help you think about the big picture of what running a business looks like.
Q5. I WANT TO BE FEATURED ON THE BLOG! HOW CAN I DO THAT?
We looove collaborations, but when it comes to our interviews, we hand select them personally! However, if you have an idea you'd like to share, then send us an email!
Q7. CAN I POST ABOUT YOUR STUFF ON MY OWN BLOG?
You can post one photo with a link to our original post. You can also share our links on Pinterest and Facebook. But you cannot publish full content under any circumstances. We're protected by copyright laws.
Q8. HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?
Click here to contact us
Q9. CAN I GET ON YOUR MAILING LIST?
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