Last week Monday, I attended the launch of the debut issue of Good Company Magazine from Design*Sponge . The event bought together a panel of women who freelance, work for, or own a business in the creative industry. The panel consisted of Genevieve Gorder, Gabi Fresh, Tanwi Nandini, Roachele Negron and Andrea Gompf and was hosted by Grace Bonney (who I … More Amazing advice from successful creative business owners
When you first imagined building your creative business, you probably thought about providing a great service or product to your customer, blowing their socks off and receiving their thanks and hopefully continued business. In reality as in any business or job, there are going to be times when customers will not be happy with what … More How to deal with challenging customers
After writing my last blog post in January, I have taken some time to really understand the challenges that arise for those that run creative businesses, by asking for their honest opinions and experiences. I was grateful that they shared a range of issues with me and I plan to dive into each of these … More 5 ways to increase your self belief
As you emerge into the new year it is a wonderful time to take stock of all the amazing goals that you achieved in the previous year and to recognize the unexpected opportunities that came your way. I personally do not ascribe to the idea that the new year means that you are a new … More Kick start your creativity in 2018!
Do you have a creative hobby that you love to do in your spare time but have never been paid for? Perhaps you are a great photographer, or you have a talent for making short films. Maybe you make unique cushion covers that visitors always comment on. Some of you may also make products and … More How to turn your Hobby into a Business
I recently had the pleasure of attending a literary event at the Word Independent Community Bookstore in New Jersey. The event was advertised as an evening with three mystery writers, Sherry Thomas, Juliana Gray and Deanna Raybourn in which they would be discussing their new books, A Conspiracy in Belgravia, A Strange Scottish Shore and A … More Inspirational advice for budding authors
So you have your big idea that you feel passionate about and you are ready to give it a platform and bring it to the market. In order to do this you need to fully understand what your business does and where it fits in the industry. This is the purpose of a business model. … More How to create a Business Model