#EtsyCIJ Small Business Spotlight – ColourscapeStudios

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Small Business Spotlight – Kelly From ColourscapeStudios



 1. What made you start your small business?

I started my business because I didn’t find anything within the Australian marketplace creating what I wanted for my daughter’s nursery, and so my print’s business was born back in 2012. I moved into stationery in 2015 and haven’t looked back.

2.  What do you feel is your greatest obstacle facing your small business?

The biggest obstacle facing my business is the speed of growth I’ve had over the last year. It’s really taken off and I’m still finding my feet!

3. What is the greatest strength you personally bring to your small business?

My tenacity! I’m a stubborn, headstrong woman and once I start something I don’t give it up without a fight. I think part of that is making sure I deliver the absolute best product I can to my customers as well, if they’re happy then so am I!

4. What is your small business strategy? How have you set up your business in terms of goals, marketing, business planning, etc?

My strategy is to stay sustainable. I enjoy being a one woman show and so finding the balance in how much work I take on is key. I have several to-do lists running at any given time, covering all the basics like admin work, marketing and social media, and I sit down every 6 months to revise my business plan.

5. What social media sites do you interact on?

You’ll find me way too often on Instagram @colourscapestudios but I’m also on Facebook www.facebook.com/ColourscapeStudios/ and Pinterest au.pinterest.com/KelColourscape/

Boss Gear

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Being a boss is more then being a leader in your field,it is an attitude!
Are you a boss? Do you have boss gear? These could be accessories,planters,prints,clothing and more.

Here at Christmas in July we want to know what you have in your shop that a boss would use in every day business life.

Pam Colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says this Netuske is an Asian Figure Representing Wealth and Prosperity. Netuskes came fro the word Kimono. Treasures and personal goods were hidden in robes. Today Netuskes display Trades-Professions-Culture. I thought this was a good way to honor a boss and display prosperity and professionalism from an ancient cultural figure.


Jadeite Netsuke Handcarved Figurine


Kelly from ColourscapeStudios said there’s a great quote about being a boss, which is “It takes a certain amount of stubbornness to succeed as an entrepreneur”. I think it’s a mix of stubbornness, tenacity and above all else, passion when it comes to being a boss in the world of online selling, and my print below is a fabulous home decor piece of art that fits into any office space (be it your dining table or a purpose built studio!)


Pleasure In The Job Puts Perfection In The Work, Inspirational Quote


Heather from ArabellaBlossoms states happy years of being a “Boss” in various situations have rewarded me with special friendships. My approaches included to be respectful, operate as a team and have a tidy desk styled with a vase of garden flowers.


Office Desk Set Storage,Pencil Holder and Mug Rug


Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio discusses that a good leader and boss is a morale- booster. From the newbie who has a lot to learn to the seasoned expert ready for retirement, showing appreciation to those you lead is key in keeping morale, efficiency and productivity high. ‘bottom of my heart’ notecard set does the trick. The pack includes unique cards, along with little mini cards with words of appreciation. The mini cards can accompany the notecards, or can be used as is. What a unique, quick and easy way to simply show how much you appreciate your crew!


Thank You Card set