Women Supporting Women; how often does it happen, really?


Let's face it, more women I know have told me that it was a man who helped them get ahead first, not a woman. I have to say, my own experience has been the same. With all this talk about women being the key to economic growth, peace and unity, why is it that women are not the first ones to lend a helping hand to another sister? Why is … [Read more...]


Is sensitivity a gift or a curse?


According to the writer of this quote, Shannon L. Alder: Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]


Happy Birthday ETA! Version 2.0 starts now.

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ETA turns 9 today. Happy Birthday Dad! This blog post is for you. I have invested over 18,000 hours, and counting, into my ideas about what ETA can do.  And I could not be prouder to remind you that all my effort is because of the things my Dad taught me to love to do. My Dad was a man who through out his life grew in his art form- … [Read more...]


Crowfunding and Crowdsourcing: Do you know the difference and how to leverage each?


Are you a small business, successful entrepreneur or a start-up? Is your business striving to get to the next level and succeed ? Do you want to a attract and build supportive crowds, investors and key business management to fund your initiatives at an early 'seed' or  more advanced phase? Educating yourself about what exactly is … [Read more...]


Do you have $100,000 to $500,000 in sales booked this year?


I am looking to chat with any small business, from fashion to industrial design to biotech, from anywhere in the world, that generates between 100-500K annually.  I am creating a video series for  2015 for the Entrepreneur The Arts blog and am looking for stories about: your first big sale, how you handle an unhappy customer, how you … [Read more...]


Connor Williams: A role model for creative entrepreneurs at any age

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You may not know his name, but Connor Williams is hoping by the end of the year you will when his first full length featured film comes out on Redbox.  At just 17 years of age, a senior in high school from a small town in Idaho, Connor wrote, shot (in just 16 days), produced, and directed The Spoilers with Terry Kiser (dead Guy/Bernie) … [Read more...]


Coachable, Teachable and Trainable: The 3 Keys to Doing Anything


In the last few months I have found myself repeatedly referring to myself in casual conversation as a 'professional hoop jumper.' Although people find my comment funny, its true. What I have learned in my pursuit of achieving any goal in life is that you have to prove yourself to others by being coachable, teachable and trainable. It's … [Read more...]


We, as Creative People, Have a Responsibility to this World


We, as creative people, have a responsibility to ourselves-- and to this world-- to share our gifts widely. Our creativity changes us and others profoundly. What we do transcends race, status, and breaks through all social classes and cultural barriers almost instantly. Culture is the backbone on which we can shape our world. And by … [Read more...]


Haggling isn’t cool. Here’s why.


Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... " Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?" Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!" Churchill: "Madam, we've already … [Read more...]


Mozart in the Jungle


Back in 2005, Blair Tindall, an American freelance oboist, wrote a tell all memoir about sex, drugs and classical music titled Mozart in the Jungle.  In it, Tindall exposed the scandalous rock and roll lifestyles of the musicians, conductors, and administrators she encountered in the classical music world. Her book is a painful realistic … [Read more...]

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