Yes, you must make money to make art. But don’t give income too much importance. Just give it its proper place. We need money to keep the lights on and buy supplies, but it’s not everything. As novelist Steven Pressfield wrote, “Money exists, in my world, to buy me another season.” Every season you create […]
Few of us, especially when we’re starting out, are comfortable asking for money to do something we enjoy. Creatives, in particular, get in the habit of doing free gigs in hopes of building a portfolio, and the world does little to dissuade us from such madness. We are told to offer our services at no […]
We are accustomed to a certain story about artists, one that says they are barely getting by. But Michelangelo did not suffer or starve for his work. A multimillionaire and successful entrepreneur, he was in the words of one journalist a “pivotal figure in the transition of creative geniuses from people regarded, and paid, as […]
This is Jeff Goins book chat challenges the narrative that artists must “starve” to be true to their art.
A great quarter can trick you into believing your business is on a permanent upswing and you start spending like this is the new normal. But drought periods come quickly and unexpectedly, causing a major gap in cash flow and cutting back on expenses is nearly impossible because or business (and personal) lifestyle is locked […]
Accountants define profit differently than entrepreneurs. They point to a fictitious number at the bottom of an accounting report. Our definition of profit is simple: cash in the bank. Cold. Hard, Cash. For us.
If you’ve always been searching for some type of profit in your business, this is going to help you get it. Instead of finding profit at the end, Profit First, gets you to take it at the beginning and live on a good business budget.