Happy Small Business Saturday!

Happy Small Business Saturday!

This blog post is dedicated to you our customers, members of the Horacio Printing family, and secondly I want to give back to my community of entrepreneurs both current and aspiring!

I am going to share a little behind the scenes THEN I am going to pass along some amazing resources (so if you want to skip ahead to the business resources jump to the bottom of this post!)

 Ready for a little behind the scenes over here?

 Here is the truth, running a small business is no easy undertaking. Throw in two pregnancies, moving warehouses, 4 home moves, motherhood and things get a little overwhelming! (currently 35 weeks preggo over here!)

Social media can paint a picture of perfection or success that simply isn’t the whole story.

 It is by the grace of God and through amazing customers like yourself that Horacio Printing is still printing! Which is why on a day like today I am just filled with gratitude for YOU!I have to say I AM SO GRATEFUL for our TEAM!

You might not know this but our business is much smaller than you probably thought. We currently have ONE full time employee (me) and 4 part-time contractors who run our fulfillment, customer service, and help with design work.

 I hear all the time "wow you have built such a large business" so sometimes I feel the need to just tell the truth... we are SMALL! :) The true definition of a small business friends! In looking towards the future, I pray we can have the resources to expand our team next year.

 What keeps driving me in my calling centered around YOU. I am fueled through supporting, equipping and empowering you to walk in your God-given destiny, becoming who you are called to become in Christ.

We had so many blessings this year! When reflecting back on 2021 two of the things I am the most proud of is Dream Planning Podcast and the Horacio Printing Academy! We launched our Podcast on January 1st and our Academy in March.

 

Why? Because I am honestly tired of the shallow, superficial social media content. So much of my time as a business owner over the years has been creating content that is designed to be ingested in 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 30 seconds… and this year it was all about GOING DEEPER.

 

Podcasting and our academy has created a new way to really serve you, encourage you, and go deeper in challenging you to become who you are called to become.

 

I am SO proud of the 100 amazing Dreamers who have said YES to investing in themselves, and have taken the Dream Crafting Course. This course is all about discovering you purpose, uncovering and conquering fears, Growing closer to God, creating a personal growth plan, dreaming big and planning out your dreams!

 

My next course will be announced at the Dreamers Summit this year. Spoiler alert: It is for the Christian entrepreneurs!

 

Speaking of entrepreneurs… let’s share those resources!

November 27, 2021 by Polly Payne
Horacio Turns 7! Enjoy 25% off!

Horacio Turns 7! Enjoy 25% off!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HORACIO! Today we turn seven! 7 years ago we released our 2015 Dream Planner. Slowly and surly by the grace of God we are still in business and continuing to inspire dreamers like you around the world.
October 08, 2021 by Polly Payne
5 Practical Ways to Incorporate Positive Affirmations into your busy life

5 Practical Ways to Incorporate Positive Affirmations into your busy life

We are thrilled to welcome a guest contributor to the Horacio Printing blog. Meet Rayna Piazza! Rayna is a Blogger at www.seekinghimtoday.com/blog 

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Positive affirmations are a great way to take charge of your life and rewrite your narrative. At some point in every person’s life there will be obstacles and challenges.

October 03, 2021 by Polly Payne
The Love of Easter

The Love of Easter

The sun stings your cheeks, a slap in the face.

How can the sun shine when He is dead?

You stand alone, steps away from His tomb. You are a walking nightmare; the screams from your past threaten to return.

But wait—the rock is gone. You wipe the tears from your eyes, terrified you’ve actually gone insane.

You almost don’t hear it—the hesitant shuffle behind you. But you sense a presence. Why can’t you just enjoy this sacred moment?

“Excuse me, but why are you crying? Who are you looking for?”

You turn around. “I’m looking for my Lord; they’ve taken Him away. I don’t know where.”

The man is the vision of kindness, most likely the gardener. His presence calms you, and something tickles at the back of your head. His smile makes you release the breath you didn’t know you were holding.

“If it was you, please—” Your breath hitches. Panic rises, and you drop your gaze to the ground.

“Please tell me where He is. I just want to know . . .”

Then—

He says your name.

“Mary.”

Life flows into you. The darkness cornering you flees back to Sheol, replaced only by light. Your gaze slowly raises, raises to the man standing in front of you.

Those sparkling eyes. That reassuring smile. Those loving, giving hands. Your lips tremble, tears well. One word falls out of your mouth, barely above a whisper:

“Jesus.”

Just like Mary, we too have been called by name.

The great shepherd, the Lion of Judah, the gardener of our souls: He has called us to Himself, leaving us with His Word and the testament of His time here on earth.

 

We may never know every detail of His time spent on earth, but He has given us all we needed to know.

 

He died for our sins, paying a debt we could never even consider paying.

 

He rose again, defeating death and saving us from eternal torment, restoring our relationship with the Father.

 

He daily gives us the strength we need to become more like Him.

 

We only need to recognize Him in our lives. Recognize His mighty working in our lives and step into the potential He has given us.

 

We start with understanding how the Gospel is living and breathing: how every day, not just Easter, is a celebration of Jesus’ immense sacrifice and the gift we have in Him.

 

Because the Gospel changes everything. Who else but the Creator of the world could use a demoniac, a fisherman, a political zealot, a persecutor of His people? Who could use a dirty fisherman, a corrupt government worker, a murderer, and a prostitute?

 

Only God, our God. And if He used them, then surely He can use you too, no matter your situation or background or mistakes.

 

Come to the father, dear one. You are loved more than you’ll ever know.

 

Happy Easter from the Horacio Printing Family

Special thanks to our guest writer and contributor Amanda Brown. 

Amanda Michelle Brown is a professional graphic designer living in ever-sunny LA. She loves reading Emily Dickinson, making chocolate-blueberry-banana bread, and telling stories that are a little over-exaggerated. Her perfect day includes drinking rosebud tea and watching a BBC drama. She has run a blog and magazine, Oh Beloved One, since she was 12 and loves her title as Blogger, Podcaster, Head Editor, and Head Designer.
Instagram: @beloved.magazine

 

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April 03, 2021 by Polly Payne
Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Hey Friends! This is Polly, the founder of Horacio Printing. I wanted to share a little message on Small Business Saturday. This is a special day to reflect on the goodness of God and how far we have come!
November 28, 2020 by Polly Payne
Pursuing Purpose Through Relationships

Pursuing Purpose Through Relationships

As we approach the new year, I want to take a moment to reflect on the power of our relationships. The health of our relationships matters so much! Our relationships affect our future, our mental health, and our ability to pursue the purpose God has for us.
October 25, 2020 by Polly Payne
2021 DREAM PLANNER COLLECTION FIRST LOOK

2021 DREAM PLANNER COLLECTION FIRST LOOK

Take a look inside our 2021 Dream Planner Collection. The best is yet to come!
September 16, 2020 by Polly Payne
What's next!?

What's next!?

Hello Horacio Printing Family! It's Polly! We are in a season of transition over here and wanted to share a little message about what is next for our company. I have SO much news to share, but I will start with the logistics. We are in the process of completely moving our warehouse from Orlando, Fl to
June 24, 2020 by Polly Payne
Planning During a Pandemic

Planning During a Pandemic

Work from home support. We are here with advice and tips for you to weather this storm! I wanted to share new ways to use your 2020 Dream Planner + our best advice on working from home. Enjoy! 
April 15, 2020 by Polly Payne
You Can Do Anything In Three Months

You Can Do Anything In Three Months

I have a question for you....

  • Are you ready for a change?
  • Do you have a dream bubbling up in your heart?
  • Want to grow personally, physically, professionally, spiritually?
March 10, 2020 by Polly Payne

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