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Pros & Cons of Shopify Lite for Artists

Pros & Cons of Shopify Lite for Artists

Ecommerce capabilities online shops for artists and creative entrepreneurs are a necessity in a post-pandemic economy. Even a year after the major shutdown, some creatives have yet to launch online because of the struggles of learning and implementing an online store. I’ve managed to ease…

10 Myths About Starting Up Your Creative Business

10 Myths About Starting Up Your Creative Business

There are plenty of myths surrounding creative entrepreneurship and being an artist. These are 10 common myths that tend to surface during the start-up period of creative entrepreneurship. I included a few myth-busting resources at the bottom of this article incase you need a bit…

9 Mistakes Artists Make When Selling Art Online

9 Mistakes Artists Make When Selling Art Online

Are you feeling like you’ve hit a plateau when it comes to sales to grow your online business? You may have slipped into using any number of these common mistakes when selling in your ecommerce space. Read through these selling mistakes and learn some alternative…

Everything You Need to Pack for Your Artist Residency

Everything You Need to Pack for Your Artist Residency

When I was accepted into my first residency program back in 2011, I began researching as much as I could about what I needed to bring. At that time, nobody had compiled a good basic residency packing list for artists. My research brought up a lot of…

Making the Most of Your Mentorship Meetings

Making the Most of Your Mentorship Meetings

Mentoring relationships and skill-based apprenticeships in the arts are not a thing of the past. If you are an emerging artist or perhaps re-emerging (returning to the art you have set aside for a while), consider finding yourself a mentor to help you through your…

Finding an Art Mentor (and Getting the most out of the Relationship)

Finding an Art Mentor (and Getting the most out of the Relationship)

Are interested in having a mentor in your life or business? Learn how to find the right mentor while preparing yourself so you get the most out of the relationship. More importantly, before you set out on this journey there are a few things to…

Reducing Your Art Business Operating Costs

Reducing Your Art Business Operating Costs

Entrepreneurs can reduce costs by spending a few minutes analyzing their expenses, this blog post will walk you through determining your business operating costs and then reducing some of them. There are two types of expenses you have as a business owner, fixed, and variable…

6 Pitfalls of Setting Up a Business Bank Account

6 Pitfalls of Setting Up a Business Bank Account

Looking to take your hobby and turn it into a small business? One of the benefits and necessities of owning a small business is opening up a separate business bank account. This week’s post outlines the 6 common pitfalls of setting up a business bank…

Sales & Use Tax Tips for Artists

Sales & Use Tax Tips for Artists

Sales and use tax for artists can be very tricky. It’s an area of small businesses that can have a big learning curve when you are first starting out. This week’s blog post covers some sales and use tax basics for artists and creative small…

Want to Know my Word of the Year?

Want to Know my Word of the Year?

For the past few years, I have been choosing a word to help guide my goals and actions surrounding my business and personal life. This blog post will help guide you through determining your word of the year, and I will share my word with…