Dec
31

Making The Most Out Of 2007

The New Year is just upon on us and for the last week or so I have been contemplating, as I do each year, where I am and where I wish to see my life go in 2007. This past week has been an unusual week, as I have been pondering these thoughts, as my sister in law (my husband’s sister) who just turned 50 this past May, lost her … [Read more...]

Dec
25

The Lake Bash, Save The Date, Aug 25, 07

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So every year in August, at our weekend/summer house on Fox Lake, on The Chain of Lakes, Chuck and I throw an all day music bash. As an amateur guitarist, my husband, Chuck, takes classes at The Old Towne School of Music. While many of the adult students come to our bash with their class groups to perform, there is NOT anything amateur … [Read more...]

Dec
19

Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring or A Christmas Ode for Dr. Seuss

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Ding- dong, Ring- ring all the bells are RING-ING!! People are shuffling and cash registers open-ing, Boy! all those entrepreneurs are "hope-ing"... All those people out there, being "customers", AND  BUYING stuff up!  &^!#$ ~~  They shop and don't stop  SAY WHAT?   JUST WHAT?? just what could … [Read more...]

Dec
16

Clarinets, Buffet, Performances & Perfection

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  This week has been an eventful week. I spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Jacksonville Florida; the home of Buffet Crampon, the distributor in the United States for the world’s greatest clarinets. Traveling is always a challenge. Planes these days are usually delayed and nothing ever takes the time they print on the … [Read more...]

Dec
13

Live a Niche Life and Entrepreneur The Arts

I like using the word entrepreneur as a verb. If you think about it for a moment, it works. Entrepreneur is a French word. Entre means Enter while preneur comes from the verb Prendre, which means to take. Enter to Take“ the Arts. Entrepreneur The Arts (It sure does seem like the word Entrepreneur can be a verb to me!) So if … [Read more...]

Dec
11

Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss

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As a big fan of Dr Seuss, cartoons, and especially animation, I found this a wonderful way to express many aspects of what recently I have been blogging about; and certainly a wee bit more on the light side. Enjoy- ****************************************************** Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! … [Read more...]

Dec
07

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

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In an effort to understand entrepreneurs better, researchers have sought to define traits common to a majority of individuals who start and operate new ventures. John Hornaday of Babson College was among the first to use surveys and intense interviews to develop a composite list of entrepreneurial traits. Here is his list of traits: … [Read more...]

Dec
05

How an Artistic Entrepreneur is Born

Becoming an entrepreneur is a lot more than starting a creative venture. It’s a lifestyle, a thought process, a belief that who you are and what you have to offer the world, is enough and worthy. “Worthy of what?” you might ask. Well the answer to that question is truly at the heart of how an entrepreneur comes into … [Read more...]

Dec
01

Dead Ends

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If you are creative know you will reach, at some point in your creative development, a dead end. What? You might be thinking! But I am spending (or I have spent) a lot of time and money to fully develop and market my creative ability! While it might take you 20 years before this happens, every venture and every creative idea, … [Read more...]

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