Maker & Business Mentoring

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Are you ready to turn your passion project into a career? Or crafty hobby into a full time job? Do you have big dreams for your small business but no idea where to start?

Perhaps you are an established business owner who is feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next? Lacking in clarity, self confidence and support?

I know that feeling, I have been there!

I work with women who are looking to create a career that brings fulfillment and joy plus a sustainable income.

My sessions are gently structured but flexible, focused on you and super creative... there is always a stack of coloured paper, chalk pastels and washi tape close at hand to help you build the inspiring business you dream of running! Allowing you the space to breath inspiration and energy into your plans, goal setting and storytelling!

I went from feeling completely unenthusiastic about all my possible career prospects to massively motivated about starting my own business for real. Amy helped me appreciate all the good stuff I’d done so far to see I was already making a lot of positive decisions. Amy’s belief and support in me from the outset, alongside her organised well-structured sessions have helped me to feel like it’s really possible!
— Liss Cooke, Textiles Designer
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Who Is It For?

My Maker Mentoring program and business mentoring sessions have been carefully designed for creatives, makers, crafters, aspiring business owners and multitasking creative mavens! Being your own boss can be hard work and daunting at times but I have lots of experience, systems and advice to share with you! You'll be on the path to creative freedom in no time.

Mentoring usually takes place in my home studio but can also be held over Skype wherever you are in the country or world!

If you want to sell your crafts how is the best way to go about it? Amy Phipps gives top tips.
— Corinna Jones, BBC R4 Womans hour producer

I champion women in business, empowering through creativity and connection

Maker Mentoring Program

3 x 90 minute sessions


At the end of your 3-session mentoring program YOU WILL HAVE…

·        A clear picture of where your business/project/idea is at, and what it can become

·        A 90 day strategy for growth + SMART goals

·        A clear vision of what success feels & looks like to you

·        Increased confidence in your brand/ offerings/ product

·        A set of worksheets, planning pages and whole new understanding of your creative business!

Say hello! book your no obligation clarity call now AND take STEPS TOWARDS building YOUR DREAM CREATIVE CAREER

Mix & Match Mentoring

So you'd love to get some support and advice but want something tailored more specifically to your niche.... Let's get stuck in!

creative business support session

60 minutes


Choose 1 in depth problem to tackle or 2 smaller business challenges. Click now to book and I will email you a few questions plus availability.

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For any woman with a creative business who is feeling a little lost or confused, I couldn’t think of a better service to recommend, to help you to organise, plan and discuss your business dreams with a brilliant mentor.
— client Nottingham

amy phipps maker mentoring creative coaching for women in business

Drop me an email and tell me what's getting you in a flap with your creative business!

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Book keeping, accounts advice and HMRC

Budgeting for business success – income and outgoings

Forecasting and financial goal setting

Products /service costing and pricing strategy – cost, wholesale, retail pricing



Quality control of products and services

Developing your product range + market evaluation

Sourcing materials/production partners

Packaging your products professionally

Postage – packaging, shipping, costs, taxes

Intellectual property – knowing your rights




Building your brand – Business/Personal

Aligning with your brand message

Highlighting your dream client/audience



Intro to running a stall at a craft/creative market – a toolkit of everything you’ll need to know and do

Insurance for creatives/ makers – Public liability and Public indemnity

Styling your stand

Events/workshop planning advice

Setting up your Etsy store



Creating a vision/mood board for your business/ ideal client

Product styling/ prop styling

Canva for marketing/social media images

Setting up Bullet Journal – Bujo Basics

Pitching products/ diy projects to magazines

Magic Tile problem solving technique

Image Making problem solving

Time management - creating a flexible structure to keep several different jobs/projects on track



Annual & seasonal planning

Business start-up basics

Balancing business and well-being



Social media basics

Advice on website development

Building and maintaining a mailing list

Setting up a blog + creating a content schedule

Pinterest support – set up, key words and rich pins, scheduling

Curating your IG feed, Using IG stories

Setting up shoppable IG posts

Curating hashtags for your audience

Creating a FB page / group + the differences