Oct
18

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

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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...]

Oct
02

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...]

Sep
24

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

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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...]

Sep
16

Death by NDA? How An Innocent Contract Can Stifle Entrepreneurship

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We sign them all the time. They usually seem harmless. They’re often considered just a matter of custom. However, they can be far more harmful to entrepreneurial ecosystems than they appear on the surface. I’m talking about nondisclosure agreements—NDAs. They are a common tool of business between parties who want to share … [Read more...]

Jun
23

Haggling isn’t cool. Here’s why.

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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...]

May
12

The work of the 21st century creative

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I am an artist. Using my imagination and my creativity to earn a living is my lifelong love and fascination. Now some of you may be thinking ‘so how’s that working for you?’   I can almost see the starving artist stereotype appearing like the white elephant in the room between us right now. It’s one thing, if you are Kanye … [Read more...]

Apr
28

How to Navigate the Business World as a Woman

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Written by Au-Co Mai It’s no secret that in the business world it’s predominately male driven. As women, we face challenges in the workplace that men are less likely to face. Working women who have families often leave work only to clock in at home for the second shift, juggling even more responsibilities and demand of time and … [Read more...]

Apr
14

Developing Your Mindset

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According to Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset, there are two fundamental types: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. … [Read more...]

Apr
07

How Different Cultures Define “Type A Personalities”

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Written By Ilan Nass- an editor at Fueled.  We develop iPhone and Android apps. Type A people tend to be ambitious, assertive, proactive planners who are focused on high achievements – all traits that can be advantageous for entrepreneurs. However, when doing business with other cultures it’s important to understand that being a … [Read more...]

Mar
31

Creating Harmony: The new game to learn how to play in the creative economy.

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Harmony is not about what's lasting or permanent. It's about individual voices coming together for a moment. And that moment lasts the length of a breath. That's what I think about my time here.  ~Francis Underwood, House of Cards Harmony is a valuable resource that cannot be overlooked in the 21st century creative economy. The speed of … [Read more...]

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