Treat Your Money Like Toilet Paper

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Do you run out of money? Doesn’t everyone?

Here’s another question. Do you run out of toilet paper? Not very often I’ll guess. Now, you’re thinking what does one have to do with the other?

They really are the same thing at least in the way you manage them. You use the same skills to keep your household in paper as your money flowing. Continue reading Treat Your Money Like Toilet Paper

Too Hot! Too Cold! Just Right!

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True Story: Color Me Crazy

Margeaux Smith is crazy about color so she started a business based on that, and economic necessity. As she says, “I started this company partly because I was tired of the boring, drab, old-lady colors that everything was made in and partly to help pay for student loans.” She makes one of a kind crochet hats and scarves in her distinctive palette. “I like wild, vibrant, bright colors,” she says. Continue reading Too Hot! Too Cold! Just Right!

Kiss and Tell: 5 Things People Don’t Know About You

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I started half a dozen ideas on serious business things for today’s post and they pretty much all sucked. It’s the holiday season and all we’re looking for is a little fun, right? So, I threw a note out on Twitter about the idea of a community tell all. Continue reading Kiss and Tell: 5 Things People Don’t Know About You

Why Artists are Good at Business

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Successful creative workers make something and then relentlessly pursue ways to improve. To make progress as an artist in any field you must be able to critically assess your own work.

These same skills apply to improving your creative business. It’s not scary; you do it all the time. Let’s use some examples to break it down and show how these ideas apply to your business. Continue reading Why Artists are Good at Business