Business Planning

5 Reasons You Need A Business Plan for Your Creative Business

Do you have a business plan for your creative business? Do you need a business plan for your creative business? Many most businesses rely on a business plan to secure a loan or attract investors. These probably aren’t activities you will undertake in your creative business. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be developing

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Four Types of Goals For Creative Businesses

As the calendar turns over, people often turn their thoughts to what they want to achieve in the new year. What do you want to achieve this year? What do you want to accomplish in your creative business this year? When I meet with a new client, I always start with a conversation about goals.

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Fort Houston

Announcing….the Creative’s Business Accelerator @ Fort Houston!

I’m incredibly excited to announce a new partnership and a new program aimed at helping creative makers unlock the business potential of their creativity! I’ve teamed up with the folks at Fort Houston’s Artisan Support Project to launch The Creative’s Business Accelerator @ Fort Houston. This unique program consists of a collection of nine monthly

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Take A Stand

Should Your Brand Take a Stand?

Should your creative brand take a stand? I am confident you have a stand on many issues about which people are talking. But does your creative business have a stand on those issues? Should it? A new report by the PR firm Edelman, addresses that question, looking into the behaviors of “belief driven” consumers. This

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Belmont University Building 2

I’m heading to Belmont University!

When, in February of this year, I learned that O’More College of Design was merging with Belmont University, I experienced mixed emotions. On the one hand, I knew that the school that I loved would cease to exist in its current form and that brought a degree of sadness. On the other hand, I knew that

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Christiana Afotey Making a Difference With Threads by Dreads

I love a success story, and there is much to love about Christiana Afotey and her company, Threads by Dreads. Christiana was a recent participant in the Embark program at Pathway Women’s Business Center here in Nashville. She joined other nascent business owners in a seven-week business planning course designed for entrepreneurs who are looking to clarify

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