Navigate the world of technology with ease. Learn everything you need to know to get your small business online with Creative Biz Academy 


Approach Technology with Confidence!

You need to share your passion with the world!  

YOU CAN DO IT And you must! 


Get Organized Stay Productive

Learn how to use 3 essential productivity apps in 40 minutes with this step by step guide for Dropbox, Trello, and Photo Transfer App. 

Learn WordPress in 90 Minutes 

Create and manage your own WordPress website. With this step by step comprehensive class you'll be up and running in no time. 

Learn Lightroom in One Hour

This quick-start workshop is designed to get you up and running and editing your images directly in Adobe Lightroom CC.

Creative Photography for Small Business

This course will give the tools you need to take your own photographs with style no matter what camera you are using.

As creatives we feel technology is ...  

Beyond our grasp Understood by only the left brain scientific types Too frustrating to try and deal with  

And that's how I felt, but then ..."

"... I discovered that technology can be approached like any artistic medium, step by step, methodically, as a tool to realize our vision and create beauty." ~ Karen Olson

Learn Technology without Losing It!

About the Author

Karen Olson - Creative Business Mentor

Greeting friends! Karen Olson here, photographer and creative business mentor who loves to help artists and entrepreneurs craft their own brand presence on the web. I want you to have all the tools you need to manage your own website and tell your story with amazing imagery.  

 I am a patient and kind instructor that has worked with many individuals to do just that. I work right along with you to help you realize the vision you have for your web presence and your photography, taking you step by step through the maze of technology in a logical way.  

I will help you set up your website so you can easily change or add to it yourself and will teach you styling and the specific photography skills needed to tell your brand story. When you work with me, you will learn the skills necessary to confidently move forward and tackle whatever technology hurdle you come across. Learning to advance your own brand gives you the confidence and boldness you need in society today!  

So let's get started!

A Very Patient Teacher!

Karen was so lovely to have and really taught me and my staff so much. She is warm and very patient when teaching new skills. We are a new business figuring out how to make the most of our social media and our web presence. The skills she taught me and my staff will be used as we continue to grow and she was judgment free whenever one of us had a hard time grasping a concept or needed extra explanation. Thanks so much Karen!"

Lynn Feasley


Karen has rocked my world!

"Karen is a serene and nurturing woman. Inside that calm exterior, burns a fierce, fiery flame of pure creativity, which she delights in sharing. Karen has some kind of crazy magical magnet which draws the creativity out of her students, who may believe they are unable to even draw a stick figure. Whatever kind of creativity in which you have secretly yearned to indulge, take a class with Karen. You will be amazed at the fabulous, creative, passionate new you."

Catharine McCann