Almost every creative business owner will sign a contract they later regret. But how can you limit your chances of this happening? Watch this video to learn!
Learning the ropes
This post collection shares the stories of fellow creatives that had good (and not so good) experiences in the legal side of their creative business.
Karen Lynn Ingalls came to one of the first Office Hours sessions I offered. (You can see the next Office Hours session here.) And I’ve enjoyed getting to know her. She’s got a teacher’s heart and it was so nice to finally meet her IRL when she came to my CreativeLive workshop. When Karen attended Office Hours, […]
Building your e-commerce website? Then start by thinking about what happens when your first sale occurs. I’m a huge fan of reverse engineering. Starting at the end and working my way backward, step-by-step to make sure that I’ve got everything in place. I’ll admit, this planning process takes time. And planning isn’t everyone’s cup of […]
When does (and doesn’t) it make sense for your creative business to become an LLC? Enter your email to get instant access to a definitive guide where you’ll learn why Mama bears are the secret to knowing when it’s time to become an LLC. I also share five examples of when it does (and doesn’t) […]
I’ve had a business crush on Lela Barker for a long time. I love her straight-talking, no-nonsense business advice mixed with her southern charm. So, I was so excited when I learned she was also going to be speaking this year at Craftcation. And Lela did not disappoint. She’s a teaching pro who knows her stuff. (Seriously, […]
I’ve had a business crush on Tara Gentile for a long time. As a fellow nerd, I love that she openly talks about her own nerdiness. But the real reason I continue to follow Tara is for her approach to giving business advice. She doesn’t deliver one-size-fits-all advice or shiny quick fixes. She expects you […]
Have you ever walked into a building and it felt like you’d been there a million times before? That was how I felt when I walked into Warehouse 416 a few years back. I assumed I’d been there a few times before during Oakland Art Murmur, but it just felt like home. And for the […]
the artist’s Courtyard Resource Create a Contract Course Get access to a course designed to help you finally ditch the annoying, selfish clients. By creating a contract that you (and your clients) love. Get the course I can remember sitting and reading Meighan O’Toole’s old art blog, my love for you. It was the summer […]
the artist’s Courtyard Resource Create a Contract Course Get access to a course designed to help you finally ditch the annoying, selfish clients. By creating a contract that you (and your clients) love. Get the course I don’t remember how I first learned about Laura C George. But I do remember looking at her Twitter […]
I first learned about Alyson Stanfield almost nine years ago via Google. I turned to Google because I was helping curate an art show. It was the first show I was taking an active role in the curation and promotion process. And I didn’t want to look like a total idiot when talking to the […]
Jordan Brantley and I have never met IRL, but we’ve got one of those serendipitous online friendships. We both were watching and tweeting along to one of Tara Gentile’s CreativeLive classes. I can’t remember which of us started the conversation, but we connected that day. And after a few Twitter conversations, we started exchanging emails. […]
Today, the lovely Sharon Fain is sharing her story with you. Sharon is one of the founders of Academy of Handmade, a community of makers creating sustainable businesses together. Academy of Handmade has some amazing resources on their blog to help makers build sustainable businesses. They also host an Awards Show recognizing makers who create beautiful […]
I don’t remember how Monica Lee and I first met, but she interviewed me for Smart Creative Women almost three years ago. Monica is one of my idols at infusing herself into her brand. And her new accessories line is a perfect example of her skill in doing this. Just looking at her products tells […]
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is one of my favorite people of all time. She’s wicked smart, talented, and has a wardrobe I constantly drool over. I’ve loved watching Lisa’s business grow by leaps and bounds the past several years. As you might know, in addition to running this blog, I also run a law firm. And […]