You are CREATIVE, AMBITIOUS, PASSIONATE...... You love what you do!

I believe you can make money... doing work you love... while having a life you love.
 

You’re a maker, an artist, a designer, a photographer.... an entrepreneur and a business owner.

You know your craft well and you want to sell your products and/or services. But you were not trained to run a business and you have lots of hard questions to answer.

I have a way for you to truly understand what you are doing, where you can go from here, and give you back time to do more of the things you want to be doing!

Whether you are a new business owner and don't understand all of the things you need to be doing to run the business and actually make money at this endeavor.... or you've been doing this for a while and think you might need some extra help, a new space, software to drive efficiency, but you are not exactly sure... I can help.

Dreaming about having a productive and efficient business is one thing. Making it happen is another. Let’s do this together!

How working with me...

would make a difference for you...

  1. Acquire guidance and support to help you better understand your business, what you need to stabilize it, and how you can gain hours back to work on what you want.

  2. Upgrade your business systems to be more sustainable in the long term.

  3. Construct a better foundation for financial success and productivity.

  4. Connect your vision with the plan to make it happen.....actual steps to make the changes!

  5. Implement tangible changes to simplify your business operations & processes that will give you back time in your day, week, month, and year.

  6. Create standard operating procedures (SOPs) to enable efficiency, automation with systems, and out sourcing to create a team.

Get the guidance and support you need for your small creative business by hiring an online business manager | The Creative Spring

 the face behind the spring

Welcome! I'm Andrea

 
The Creative Spring - Andrea Layne - OBM - Integrator, Online Business Manager

Your Biz Bestie!

The Creative Spring is a business resource for creative biz owners that is run by me, Andrea Layne, to give you the tools to truly understand and manage your business operations to give you back the time you need to work on what you want!!!

 

What I know you can do!

My Core Values...

  • I believe you have the inherent power to build a business that sustainable, efficient, and ready to grow. Trust me. I’ll show you how to break this down into manageable tasks and plans to give you back your time!

  • I believe you have big, scary fears that have been holding you back for far too long. I’m here to help you understand your business and build a foundation to squelch those fears.

  • I believe you deserve happiness, respect, and love. And I’m determined to give you the tools to create those feelings by giving you the power over your business tasks and decisions so you can have more time to focus on your passions.

  • If I’m being honest, I also believe that a cup of tea, a float in the water, artfully arranged flowers, and a few doggy cuddles can cure almost any bad day.

How I run my business

The Tools I use

Andrea Layne - The Creative Spring - OBM - Online Business Manager - Use Dubsado for Customer Relationship Management

Customer 

Relationship

DUBSADO ...
Provides a seamless experience for clients to accept proposals, sign contracts, and make payments through lead and job management & automated workflows!

GET 20% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH!

Andrea Layne - The Creative Spring - OBM - Online Business Manager - Use Leadpages for email opt-ins and sales pages

Project Management

Asana ...
Use to create a hub for your business.... from foundations to daily operations and content management. I truly don't know how I would do biz without this system!

Get started for FREE!

Andrea Layne - The Creative Spring - OBM - Online Business Manager - Use Acuity to schedule meetings

Meeting 

Scheduling

ACUITY ...
Allows clients and collaborators to book time with me without having to send 18 emails back & forth! And it sets up the video conferencing link automatically.

START USING ACUITY NOW!

Andrea Layne - The Creative Spring - OBM - Online Business Manager - Use The Contract Shop for contracts and legal services

Contracts & Legal Services

THE CONTRACT SHOP ...
Anything you need to get your business legal, including contract templates, business set-up checklists, legal advice, and more. 

GO HERE TO GET LEGAL!

FULL DISCLOSURE: This section contains a few affiliate links. Just know, I would never list a product or service that I don't use myself.

 

Get to know me better...

It's Who I am

An online business manager based in Tampa, Florida | The Creative Spring.

I have lived the life you're living.... as a creative business owner of a profitable wedding floral design business for the past 7 years in Tampa, Florida. I'm also formally trained to advise businesses through my degrees in Communications and Business and my 12+ years as a consultant for a Big 5 firm, a boutique firm, and as a project manager for several Fortune 500 corporations.

I'm also a wife and a mom. I have to balance the needs of my family with my drive to do what I love.... to follow my passion. And sometimes these things clash...and it's hard!

Tampa, Florida Online Business Manager, Andrea of The Creative Spring

I understand the stresses and fears you face, because I have faced them too. The worries about making that next sale to be able to pay my rent and my assistant. Wondering when I can pay myself for all of this work, versus continuing to reinvest in my business. Having to forgo chaperoning my daughter's field trip because I had a consultation with a new bride. Striving for the balance that is so elusive as a start-up business with only me to steer the ship. 

I get it! I'm here to tell you that you can do it with some documentation and planning to create a solid business foundation.

 

These are a few of...

my favorite things

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Flowers

I'm such a #flowernerd! Tulips and flowering branches are the best. Really I enjoy whatever flower I am currently working with!

Andrea Layne - The Creative Spring - OBM - Online Business Manager - Tea Icon

Tea

I drink a cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea with each meal. And don't get me started on the joy of Chai Tea Lattes. Can't beat the antioxidants.

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Urban Travel

Big cities are my jam. I love exploring all of the places. My recent travel adventures took me to Berlin, St.Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Stockholm, & Copenhagen

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Homegoods

There are so many home decor treasures there... it always lifts my spirits. I love exploring all of the aisles, but the specialty food section is a fav.

Instagram is my Jam!

Follow along

 

As I share business inspiration and tips, my life in Tampa with my husband, our girls, and our sweet cocker Spaniel, and lots of tea. Come find me @thecreativespring on Instagram.