Build your business with intention.

Below you’ll find our favourite people, organizations, and services that will help support you and your creative small business.

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Books & Podcasts

A must-read for creatives of all types, Steven Pressfield inspires us to overcome procrastination and self-sabotage so that we can do the work the we’ve always wanted to.

Toronto Makes is beautiful book featuring 50 of the city’s most exciting creative entrepreneurs, sharing the stories behind the crafts they’ve dedicated their lives to.

Fiona Barrows interviews creatives who are living life a little differently, offering support, insight, and inspiration for those of us who are keen to do the same.

Debbie Millman interviews exceptionally creative people on their careers, how they design the arc of their lives, and how the broader world of creative culture is evolving.

Business & Community

Chris Enns is an opera-singing financial planner who helps creatives build financial stability. He offers free office hours and pay-what-you-can financial planning, and he’s awesome.


The Makers Collective resource library offers a range of reading topics including how to start and grown your business, marketing, sales, and legal advice.

Stephanie Pellett’s group program helps creatives avoid founder overwhelm and build the next phase of their business through strategic direction, hands-on technical tutorials,  and group mentorship.


Build Creative is a Craft Uncommon project dedicated to teaching makers the fundamentals of building a business that honours their values and is sustainable for the long haul.

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