A business plan is critical for every creative business. Check out this post to grab a 1-page business plan template for your creative business, plus learn exactly how to quickly and easily fill it out.
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Before law school, I was a wildlife biologist. And after nearly a decade of counting birds and rodents, I was ready for a change. But I wasn’t sure what that change was. At the time, I was showing my nature photography in galleries and I debated trying to go full time. But law school had […]
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Hate your to-do list? Then your first step is to decide where you are headed. And then eliminate everything that won’t help you get there. Click through to read the three swift kicks the universe gave me before I learned my lesson.
Having a bad day? Learn why you shouldn’t just create a plan but plan for curve balls. So that you can have a plan to power through the bad days.
Knowing your business values is one of the keys to reducing overwhelm and filtering out the noise. Click through to grab a checklist you can use to determine your creative business’ values.
I’ve always got at least two books going, a nonfiction business-y book and a novel. And sometimes, I’m juggling several books at once. In fact, I joke that every time I move, the first people to know me are the librarians, since I’m there multiple times a week. Last month, I did a bunch of […]
Running a creative business is a rollercoaster. You have amazing days and tough days. Last month, I was in a serious funk. The tough days seemed to keep piling up. And for a few days, I fantasized about burning everything to the ground. And after that running away to a cabin in the woods for […]
When I’m wearing my attorney hat, I see the nitty gritty ins and outs of lots of creative businesses. I hear successes, struggles, fears, and triumphs. I know about exciting things before you can share the news on social media. But also hear your frustrations when things go wrong. I’m the keeper of many secrets […]
The other day while wearing my lawyer hat, I was conducting an intake session with a potential client. During these sessions, I ask some pretty non-typical lawyer questions. Things like: What are your goals? Short-term? Long-term? What’s your timeline for meeting these goals? What does success look like for you? How will you know when […]
On an average day, I probably get asked hundreds of questions. Questions via email, questions when I’m chatting with clients over Skype, questions from opposing counsel, or just questions at a social gathering when people learn what I do. After three years of hearing these questions, very few surprise me. But last month I got […]