KG 008: Charla Virkler: The Struggling Entrepreneur

Over the past few years, I’ve worked with and mentored some entrepreneurs through their journeys.  Charla is a good friend who fits in that category.  She and I have worked together off and on through the years on various projects.  She was on my original creative team when I sold digital scrapbooking supplies back in 2006.  I’ve lived in Texas and China in that time and she lived in New York when our friendship began.  Now, we both call Central Florida home.  I hire Charla to help me with big projects occasionally and she is one of my favorite people in the world because of that!  (Read: She’s always able to help and always knows what to do.  Tech savvy? Check! Flexible? Check! Fast worker? Check! She’s the best!)

Charla has shared her story with me privately as her business has had ups and downs and I asked if she would be willing to share some of that here.  I know this is a highly emotional topic because she has poured her heart and soul into her business.  I greatly respect her willingness to open up with me here.  I do believe the struggle is something many entrepreneurs face and it is disingenuous to only discuss the positives of business ownership and entrepreneurship.  With that in mind, a giant thank you to Charla for sharing your story.

Session 8: Charla Virkler: The Struggling Entrepreneur

itunessubscribe TuneInSubscribe StitcherSubscribe

RSS Feed

————-

Session Eight Resources:

Charla’s Website

Charla’s Etsy Store

Charla’s Digital Scrapbooking Store

***


KG Blank Space Sketch & Solid

I love chalkboard, sketch, chalk style fonts- whatever you call them, I love them.  I especially love mixing them with the solid versions to create emphasis on certain words.  As soon as I finished KG Red Hands, I knew I wanted a sharper edged version in a chalk style.

KG Blank Space

Click the image to download this font from Fontspace.

Have a great day!

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Please pay for commercial use.

Need information on embroidery font licensing?  App licensing for iOS and Android is also available here.

Connect on Facebook or Twitter for my latest updates!
For licensing options, you can pay directly via my website. I also offer licensing via Fontspring or Etsy. Teachers can also license for their teaching products at Teachers Pay Teachers.

KG 007: Potholes in the Road: When Real Life Interrupts

Hey guys! I had to take a little regular episode break for this one.  I might have gone off a few ranty tangents!  Sorry for being less inspiring and more whining!

This week I’m talking about real life potholes in the road and the times when real life challenges interrupt your business life.

Pothole photo courtesy of the side entrance to my subdivision.  Isn’t it lovely?

KG 007 Potholes in the Road

itunessubscribe TuneInSubscribe StitcherSubscribe

RSS Feed

————-

Session Seven Resources:

No resources in this episode. Maybe sleep? Do they sell that in a bottle?

KG 006: Kate Geswein: Ten Year Old Entrepreneur

This week, I invited my 10-year-old daughter, Kate, to share a little bit about her business with her sister.

KG 006: Kate Geswein: Ten Year Old Entrepreneur

itunessubscribe TuneInSubscribe StitcherSubscribe

————-

Session Six Resources:

MINIPDDLOGO

 

Pirate Donut Designs 

Google Adsense Program

 

KG Fonts Starter Kit

Hey guys!

I get asked all the time what fonts I would recommend for this or that.  Sometimes the requests are quite specific.

But usually, people are just flat out overwhelmed by the number of fonts I offer and don’t know where to start.  Maybe they haven’t ever downloaded a font before –ever– and they just need a little help figuring out where to start.

With that in mind, I created this KG Fonts Starter Kit.  You can download this directly from this page by clicking the image below or by clicking >>here<<.

KG Fonts Starter Kit

I tried to include several basic handwritten fonts, a couple script, and a couple popular display fonts.

Ready to branch out from these 10 fonts?  Stacia at Stacia’s Scoop has a great list of her favorite KG Fonts >>here<<.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Please pay for commercial use.

Need information on embroidery font licensing?  App licensing for iOS and Android is also available here.

Connect on Facebook or Twitter for my latest updates!

For licensing options, you can pay directly via my website. I also offer licensing via Fontspring or Etsy. Teachers can also license for their teaching products at Teachers Pay Teachers.

KG Red Hands Font (Regular and Outline)

By far, one of the most frequent requests I get is for more CHUNKY and FAT fonts that are still very legible.  I hope this fits the bill.  It comes in both regular and outline versions.

KG Red Hands Font

Click the image to download this font from Fontspace.

Have a great day!

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Please pay for commercial use.

Need information on embroidery font licensing?  App licensing for iOS and Android is also available here.

Connect on Facebook or Twitter for my latest updates!
For licensing options, you can pay directly via my website. I also offer licensing via Fontspring or Etsy. Teachers can also license for their teaching products at Teachers Pay Teachers.

KG 005: Leah Riordan: From Layoffs to Financial Peace

I’ve known Leah for several years and when I started this podcast, she immediately popped to the top of list of people I needed to interview.   Her story of her husband’s layoff and her persistence in pursuing her graphic design to support her family through that hard time is one that I believe many people can relate to in today’s struggling economy.  I hope she gives you hope that you can do great things!

KG 005: Leah Riordan: From Layoffs to Financial Peace

itunessubscribe TuneInSubscribe StitcherSubscribe

————-

Session Five Resources:

Mommyish.net- Leah’s website

Pixels & Co- Leah’s digital scrapbooking kits

SugarHillco- Leah’s commercial use items

YouTube Tutorials by Leah

Teachers Pay Teachers- Leah’s TpT store

***

Creative Market

Wunderlist

 

 

KG 004: Ethan Dunham: Triplet Dad & Webfont Guru

Today, I interviewed Ethan Dunham, the owner of Fontspring, Fonthead, and Fontsquirrel.  He’s an interesting guy and I really love the advice he gives at the end of the episode!  He’s a dad to triplets who has grown his own business from scratch and now has 4 employees.

Session 4: Ethan Dunham: Triplet Dad & Webfont Guru

itunessubscribe TuneInSubscribe StitcherSubscribe

————-

Session Four Resources:

Fontspring – commercial-use fonts for designers

Font Squirrel – curated webfonts and a webfont generator

FontHead  – Ethan’s personal font foundry

    

 

 

KG 003: Deanna Jump: From Teacher to Millionaire

I loved having Deanna Jump on for this episode.  She’s one of my business inspirations and I love her sweet spirit and her humility in the way she has stayed grounded through her success.

KG 003: Deanna Jump: From Teacher to Millionaire

itunessubscribe TuneInSubscribe StitcherSubscribe

I hope that Deanna’s story inspires you and reminds you that anything is possible.

————-

Session Three Resources:

Deanna Jump’s Teachers Pay Teachers store

Deanna Jump’s Website

 

Free Bible Promise Printable: When I Wait You Strengthen My Heart

I have seen this wording floating around Pinterest and Instagram. I wanted a new print in the entryway of our house, so I whipped this up this morning.

Note: The actual verse referenced is

Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord.
Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart.”

This poster is a reminder of that promise.  Just don’t memorize it and think it is the actual verse! ;)

Click the image to download from Dropbox.

When I Wait You Strengthen My Heart

Have a wonderful day!