Luckily the internet is jam-packed with free and inexpensive ways to learn business skills. Unluckily, the internet is jam-packed with free and inexpensive ways to learn business skills, and it's hard to weed through it sometimes.
One of the resources that I've latched onto is Skillshare. Skillshare is a "community marketplace" for online classes. For very little cash money, you can take a class that teaches something useful like, say, Crafting a Brand Identity with Courtney Elisio of Seamless Creative. I'm only a little ways into the class, but so far the videos and assignments have been really helpful. I've constructed a creative brief, put together a mood board, and started picking out a color pallette for Molipop. I'm still a total amateur, but I'm starting to feel like I've got a little more professional direction. Yay for professional direction!
Oh, and Happy Valentines Day!