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Creative's Business Accelerator @ 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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Nisolo CEO on Measuring Their Impact

One of the things that impress me about creative makers is their desire to have a positive impact on the world. They don’t just want a successful business, they want a successful business makes a difference. In classes, workshops, or when working with individuals, I often bring up Nisolo as an example of how creative makers

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Mill Creek Brewing

In this week’s small business feature at Live Love Laugh Nashville, I got to pay a visit to Mill Creek Brewing Co. and learn more about their beers, their history, and their positioning in the crowded craft beer market.  

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