Cleveland is full of nonprofits doing great work- and we’re lucky we get to financially support one each market. Let’s take a look at Kinnect Ohio whose mission is to help kids in foster care get adopted quicker AND maintain a connection to their family and social networks.Read More
Why do we want our business owners to be as creative as possible? Well, for many reasons. It’s definitely better for business but it’s also better for our city (you). Read on to find out more about our #MoreCreativeCleveland Campaign.Read More
Sometimes just sharing the name of someone helps them in many ways. It’s encouraging. It shines a light on someone that others might not know how to find. It also creates community- now everyone on this list can know each other, too. There are lots of ways to support creative folks.
And it turns our there are lots of them to support. Here’s a list of 416 independent, creative folks that YOU want our community to know. (ps there are so many, that we're not allowed to tag them all here! so head over to the blog and give them a follow!)Read More
What is Community-Supported Commerce? Well it’s Cleveland Flea! And it’s YOU! And it’s our small business owners, too! The fact of the matter is that it requires all of us to show up over and over and over again as our very best selves to keep this creative economy going for all of us (and for many to come!). Read on to find out more!Read More
What are the best reasons to join a Creative Community? Support, sure. But Growth is the best reason. Our hearts want us to evolve to our best business selves. If your community is holding you back, it’s time to find one that supports your future self instead.Read More
Can you learn to be creative? Of course! Find out how on today’s blog.Read More
How do you know when it’s time to invest in equipment? Or team members? Or an office space?
At Cleveland Flea, we use #TheHandcraftedMethod to help us decide when, how and why to spend money. What is the Handcrafted Method? It essentially means keep using what you have until it limits your growth or is making you miserable. This is a method of thinking and evaluating both financial and personal growth to continue toward a business that makes sense for a company, a boss and employees- if there are any.Read More
Let them call you crazy. We’ll be right there with you.Read More
Future You is a totally different person that Present You. And it’s important to not only know that but embrace it. Your present self and it’s present thinking has the results you have. Future You is a vision you have for your business or your life that will take a different way of thinking. Read on to find out more about where you land on this spectrum.Read More
We’re getting really excited about Fall Flea, and on Saturday we’re spending an hour with stylist Nikki Lopresti and Flea Boss Steph Sheldon to #shoptheflea for Parisian street-style finds. Here’s a preview of what you can expect!Read More
Being a small, or new, business already has it’s challenges. But charging what you’re worth is even harder when the people closest to you don’t value your work or expect it for free. Here’s a primer about when it’s ok to give work away for free and also what can happen if you don’t get it in check soon.Read More
Do you know which you are? Or which you’d like to be? Read on to find out!Read More
You might think you need to wait until you’re confident to live your best life or build your best biz. But you really need courage to do it even when you’re scared. Have a look at what our panelists of #CreativeConversations2019 have to say about Courage in their businesses.Read More
The short answer is NO.Read More
Before you start, you’re filled with a lot of thoughts. You’re nervous (typically) and hopefully even a little bit excited. Let’s take a look back at what our panelists would tell their pre-launch selves on their way to their own personal successes.Read More
Don’t believe what you see. There’s always another story.
One filled with trials and tribulations. Faulty starts and failures.
And a few grand victories.
Great brands aren’t built overnight. It’s impossible.
Sure, great IDEAS might emerge overnight but there’s no way to execute on those great ideas overnight.Read More
This is why we’re having a creative conference. We hope you’ll join us.Read More
Here’s how you can Boss + Travel at the same time! This time, Steph’s in Southern France and she’s sharing how she planned and how you can figure out money, staffing and business logistics too!Read More
Maybe I’m doing it wrong- or maybe this is what it’s like- living a life where things matter. Money. Relationships. Words. Outcomes. From the moment I began Cleveland Flea, I’ve always felt the weight of this business. The inadequacy of my training. The mountains ahead. The valleys and peaks. The rivers I’m stuck in. The huge potential I’m blessed to have. Confidence has been huge in my own success.Read More
Meet Kristin Calvert, one of our talented Flea Photographers.Read More