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Creative Entrepreneurs

Why I Don't Want to Grow My Business

Anna Sabino | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

Yes, that's right, you read it correctly. I stopped caring how arrogant or controversial I sound. This is what I want, or rather what I don't want. I'm a woman entrepreneur and since the start of my jewelry brand Lucid New York in 2004, I've been constantly offered unasked for advice on how I can grow my business.

Doing Your Best And Sometimes Not

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Can we always be at our best? Is it possible? The reality is that while we strive to do our best and put our best foot forward, sometimes we will still feel that we have fallen short. As imperfect people, we need to remember that it's not perfection that we should be seeking.

5 Ways to Get Attention To Your Business For Free

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Amazing traffic is more than SEO and visualizing success. It's about being anywhere your customers are and making it so easy to find you that they wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

What Happens When Writers Are Valued By the Number of People Reading Them

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Lauren Marie Fleming

My follower base is not large, but it is mighty. I'm tired of letting other people dictate what value I give my following and my writing. Fame and fortune lost their allure years ago. Now I want connection.

Entrepreneurship and Higher Education: The Perfect Marriage

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Sharon C. Jenkins

Dollar Photo Club Universities throughout the United States are expanding their worldwide outreach both internally and externally to combat the segre...

An Open Letter to Highly Creative Iconic Artists and Thought Leaders

Jenev Caddell | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Jenev Caddell

You were born for greatness -- to leave an indelible mark on the world with your mission, vision, art and work.

Why Your Fear of Being Seen Is Hurting Your Business

Michelle Hart | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Michelle Hart

Making a conscious effort to be seen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and all the other platforms can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and even expensive. But when you're an introvert, the idea of getting your name out there can also be downright terrifying.

How I Stopped Giving My Work Away For Free

Erica Gellerman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Erica Gellerman

With my current business, I felt myself falling into the free or discounted trap again. Somehow conversations that I started with the intent of research were evolving into me slowing giving away my services.

Publicity DIY: How to Get Press Without a Publicist

Malene Barnett | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Malene Barnett

"Who's your publicist?" my girlfriend asked me over the phone recently. My answer nearly caused her to drop the phone in shock. "You did all this without a publicist?" she asked once she recovered from her disbelief.

Do You Appear Salesy or Committed? A Self-Promoters Dilemma

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

We can expect some pretty dynamic changes in American marketing techniques to evolve in The New Renaissance -- my term for this burgeoning new era we've recently entered.

How To Build An Art Career From New York Graffiti Writer & Illustrator, See One

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 01.14.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

There's something about the art world that makes building a career as a professional artist an evasive subject. It's easy to tell a young person, "Follow your dreams," but there's not enough explanation around how to pay your bills.

5 Tips for Becoming a DJ and Creative Entrepreneur from Jasmine Solano

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 03.09.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

For Philadelphia native and New York-based DJ, Jasmine Solano, music has always been a driving force in her life. With a growing awareness for political issues and society, Solano's passion for music and social impact fueled her into a successful career.

Can't Keep Up? Creative Solutions to Overcome Overwhelm

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Call it whatever you like -- overwhelm, logjam, bottleneck -- it's happening everywhere, and all too frequently: creative entrepreneurs feeling like they desperately need more business, but too overwhelmed with what they've already got.

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.