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March 29, 2023

Ep. 114 Alli Bates: Navigating Growth and Change in Small Business | Little Looks by Lily

Have you started your own business but are wondering how you can take it to the next level? Or maybe you’re trying to figure out how to quit your day job and go all in?

In this episode, Danielle chats with Alli, the CEO and founder of Little Looks by Lily, a knitwear and hand embroidery company specializing in baby and family customized and ready-to-wear garments. Alli shares her journey from working as a math teacher to taking her business more seriously amidst the pandemic, to how she juggles all the different roles of being a mom, small business owner, and creative entrepreneur.

She also offers advice for entrepreneurs just starting out, as well as gives tips on navigating challenges she faced. So if you’re looking for some inspiration and motivation, this episode is just what you need!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Alli went from being a teacher to a full-time entrepreneur
  • Social media and marketing tips to help your business grow
  • The importance of balancing your business with family life 
  • How to be flexible and develop effective business systems 
  • Insights on organizing your business around seasons
  • Tips on sharing information with customers on an efficient basis 
  • The differences of Etsy and Shopify and which platform you should consider
  • What chargebacks are and how to navigate them
  • Final piece of advice for new entrepreneurs who are just getting started

The Comprehensive Guide to Hand Lettering
The Comprehensive Guide to Hand Lettering is an 80-page paperback book written by Danielle and available on Amazon. The guide covers everything a beginner or experienced letterer needs to know in order to create your own signature style, including how to write each letter, string letters together into words, and how you can define your own unique style with tips and secret techniques from me! Pick up your copy now on Amazon

Connect with Alli
Website: http://www.littlelooksbylilly.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/littlelooksbylilly
TikTok: http://www.tiktok.com/@littlelooksbylilly
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@littlelooksbylillyLLC


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