Meet With Yourself

One of the ways that I stay on top of all my work and appointments is to set up a weekly meeting with myself.  That’s right.  I meet with myself,…

Avocation vs. Vocation

I recently attended a discussion group lead by Scott Calvert, the Vice President of Sales at Trada.com, a crowdsource marketing company in Boulder, Colorado (their promo video is awesome –…

Not All Artists Need to Become Entrepreneurs

I run into a lot of artists that want to sell their artwork, or to turn their artwork into a business. I am all for the idea of sharing creativity….

Andy Warhol and Scalability

Andy Warhol introduced the idea of modern pop art, where a piece of artwork could be replicated over and over again using silk screening techniques. In a way, Andy Warhol…

Multiple Identity Crisis

I have an associate who introduces himself in the following manner: “I’m Jack. I’m a photographer, a massage therapist, and I’m also a programmer.” His business card actually says all…

The “Starving Artist” Meme

Artists seem to avoid entrepreneurship like it is the plague. Many artists think making art for money is “selling out,” or that money will somehow pollute their artistic integrity, or…

The Solution is in the Problem

One of my clients came to me with the goal of trying to get into the craft business. For now, let’s call him Dale. Like many entrepreneurial artists, Dale had…