Growing a Successful Small Business & Vistaprint Giveaway

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This post is so generously sponsored by Vistaprint. I am so thankful for this opportunity and having them create this video with me to share what has helped get me on track to growing a successful small business. Scroll down for giveaway & video.

Creative a Community

My journey as a blogger began four and a half years ago. I started this blog to build a community where conversation and creativity inspires moms and business owners to be successful. Providing a voice for businesses and creating a community for moms has truly been a rewarding experience, and I’m constantly asked “How did you build your audience?”.

Photography: Point Blank Photo

A Recipe for Success

The reality is, there is no secret recipe for the community that has been built. I am a passionate believer in relationships and creating connections beyond the digital platforms that we communicate through. It’s really all about getting out of your comfort zone! The relationships I began to build through this community blossomed as a result of me getting out of my comfort zone. Whether it meant booking coffee meetings or attending events, these authentic interactions can be largely attributed to my success. 

Canadian Mom Blogger Codi Lynn Warmerdam Success | The Fraser Valley Blogger

Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

Networking. We’ve all heard the term, and frankly for many, it can be terrifying. Putting yourself out there, introducing yourself, and oftentimes, all on your own? For me, this was the epitome of getting out of my comfort zone. My tip when it comes to networking, is to always be prepared. For me, this meant creating beautifully designed business cards to help me feel legitimate. Whether you’re a blogger or business owner, I highly recommend always having some business cards on hand. It is amazing how a simple business card can be a tool in showcasing professionalism and preparedness. 

I definitely feel so encouraged to be able to empower other moms and small business owners to feel good about what they’re doing and continue to pursue their dreams. 

I’ve partnered with Vistaprint, who also has a focus of helping small business owners, to give a lucky winner a $250 credit so that you too can have the tools and know how to look professional. 

Until December 31st, 2018 Vistaprint was also kind enough to offer you all a 33% discount by clicking here.

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  • G I V E A W A Y

In celebration of Lanka Jewels’ new location, one lucky winner will receive this INCREDIBLE prize package valued at over $7,000!
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• This stunning diamond ring from Lanka Jewels designed by Noam Carver valued at $6,000
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• A relaxing one night stay in a cottage at Rowena’s Inn valued at $500
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• A Luxury gift basket of your favourite Só Luxury Products valued at $100
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• A photography session with Jess M Photography valued at $325
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• Florals by Simply Perfect Flowers to be featured in your photos valued at $100
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HOW TO ENTER:

1. Follow EACH of the following accounts
@lankajewels
@rowenasinn
@soluxuryinc
@photosbyjessm
@simplyperfectflowers
@creativewifeandjoyfulworker

2. Like this post.

3. Comment on this post telling us why you should win and what you would do with this incredible package. A surprise proposal? An upgrade ring for your significant other? A boudoir session for yourself?

4. Tag some friends who would love to win! (Extra tags = extra entries) (one tag per comment line please)

5. For extra entries post to your stories!

6. To gain even more entries, attend Lanka Jewels Grand Opening on June 29 and enter in person.

7. Lastly, for 10 BONUS entries, make a purchase at Lanka Jewels between June 29 and July 6.

G O O D  L U C K

Giveaway will end July 6 at 8pm PST. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and announced within 24 hours. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Travel to Mission, BC to pickup the ring is not included in the prize. No cash value if you are unable to use any of the prizes - photography or Rowena’s stay.
  • Got to hang with some goats and do a little toga today, with about 400 other people. Have you tried goat yoga? Would you??
  • There’s some new faces around here and it’s been a while since I did a little intro, an about me per se... just a little bit more random.

1. I’ve lived in the same town my whole life. Some may think it’s boring.. I’d call it loyal 😅 .. either way, I know a lot about Abbotsford.
2. If you hold your hand up, palm facing away from you. Pull your thumb back and see how far you can go. Mine can touch the back of my arm, it’s forever been my “talent”.
3. It’s been 5 years (almost to the day) since I started my blog. Growing up I wanted to be a nurse, then went to school to be a police officer, changed gears into business and marketing, graduated with graphic design and its led me to hear. I never had big goals or felt like I was on the right path, but motherhood and this space has brought me all the feels.
4. We’ve been looking for land to grow some flowers of our own. My husband grew up on a flower farm (both the peonies and iris’ pictured are from their farm), property prices can just go ahead and come down a little now.
5. I don’t know if the feeling of being done is for real.. like we feel like we are done having kids but I’d be fibbing if I said it doesn’t come to mind every now and again.
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That’s all for now friends. Share a little something about you below — say hi if you are new hear and thanks for reading til the end 🥰🙌🏻
  • Throwing it back to the other day when I went for an evening dip with my beaver @float.eh — it was such a hoot heading to the beach with @juliechristine_xo and gave me a peek into how much fun this summer is going to be.⠀ ⠀
#ad As you can see these aren’t your typical floaties... or should I say @float.eh ’s 😉 They are proudly Canadian, made with quality in mind. You gotta check out their website and see what other fun Canadian designs they have. [ go to float-eh.ca or see my story highlights for the link ] 🇨🇦
  • “When’s the last time you did something for the first time?” Those were words spoken to our group before starting our Tough Mudder course this past weekend in Whistler. Holy moly guys, I was nervous getting started on that course. Let’s just say... nervous shits are real 😅😂🙊 but that’s what makes it so great. Doing something that literally scares the shit outta you. We all pushed through, all 16km and 25 obstacles and it was FUN, hard but really freaking fun. Even though I’m hobbling around today, dang foot cramp (and literally sore all over) I’m so pumped on doing something new, pushing myself and having such an amazing group of friends tackle it together.

PS our men of tough mudder not pictured but SO equally appreciated.
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