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Welcome to the Blog Corner! The Place To Learn About Me & My Business

Updated: Dec 22, 2023


 

cathleen barnes and her dog jade

Hi there! I'm Cathleen and this is my dog Jade in the picture (you can read about her on my About Me page). I am a digital and marketing expert that works a full-time job in the corporate world and in my spare time I work on business.


I started my entrepreneurial journey back in 2019 with my consulting services focusing primarily on providing strategic services for Amazon. I had a few fantastic clients, but life got in the way and I wasn't able to fully scale the business at that time. If I can't do things well, I don't take more on than I can handle. Each business or person deserves a superior level of service and I want to provide that for my clients. Now 3 years later, I am focusing on this journey again and I am starting to pivot in a new direction and focus on things that I really have a passion for and allow my to be creative.


The reasons I have pursued this journey again are:

  1. I have always wanted to have something to call my own and I find entrepreneurship fascinating. Learning how to do everything yourself, being in control of how you want your business to operate and the clients you want to reach, the thrill of testing, and learning from your mistakes are things that make me excited.

  2. Create something that could put my skills and talents to use to help other business owners and individuals.

  3. Do something that sparked my creativity and drive. My entrepreneurship journey makes me feel fulfilled. It makes me excited to work on what when I have free time.

  4. Offer guidance and resources. The digital landscape is constantly changing and having a place to go to where you can find tools to help and a reliable person to count on for advice.


How I Got started again?


I am a person that likes to read self-help books. I find them inspiring and relatable when I read them. Honestly, they make me feel like I can conquer anything I put my mind to.


When I was on a flight going to vacation, I was reading the book "How are you really feeling: Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time" by Jenna Kutcher (I highly recommend this book) and that is when it all started. Many of the things she spoke about in the book were so relatable to me. She had a job in the corporate world and found photography as a passion she pursued on the side. She started a side hustle doing wedding shoots and photos. Today, she has scaled her business into a multimillion-dollar company that does so much more.


The book spoke to me in so many ways. That it's ok to have a side passion and not everyone can jump ship from their current jobs. We have bills to pay, health care that we need, and food to put on the table. But a side hustle can bring passion and fulfillment into your lifestyle that can allow you to build it in a way you see fit for you and not anyone else.


Where will it take me?


I honestly have no idea where this journey may lead me and what the roadmap will look like. All I know is that if I don't try, I may regret it years from now.


So, I started thinking about what I could offer to others that use my talents and skills and the questions I asked myself.

  • How could I save others time in their businesses?

  • How could I serve others through my knowledge and expertise?

  • How could I offer tips, lessons, and advice on things I have learned working in the digital space?

This is when I started to work on developing my template tools and resources that you will see coming. These are going to be hassle-free tools and services that are easy to use to accelerate business's growth and help convert customers, save time to allow you to focus on areas in your business that you enjoy, and allow you to have the peace of mind that the tools you have received were built with intention. You will be able to use them when and where you need them most while being able to download them instantly so you can start implementing them into your business right away.


There are so many facets of owning a business and not all of them are the parts that make you want to rush to get started. Sometimes they are the things we dread the most or just don't have the time to fuss with. Beyond that with all the tools out there these days it can take a lot of time to create things and even execute them when we just want to get our products and services out in the world. This is where my tools can help. And this is where I want to help.


Get back to doing the things you loved when you first started your business. The things that brought you joy! I'm glad you are here, and I am happy that I may be able to help you reach your business goals and dreams.


What's Next?


If you read this far, thank you. Continue to follow my journey on this entrepreneurial adventure at this blog to see where it may lead me along with tips, tricks, and advice on all things digital. This will include the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also, you will see some feature posts about Jade (because who doesn't like to hear about dogs!). She is the best and I hope it adds a smile to your face when you learn more about her.


To follow what's happening with the business, you can engage in the following ways:

1. Sign up for emails at www.cathleenbarnesconsulting.com to get email notifications

2. Follow @cathleenbarnesconsulting on Instagram

3. Follow me on Facebook

4. Follow me on Pinterest








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