How to Price Art

Over the years, I've figured out how to sell art, how to make art on commission, and even how to discount art without cheapening it. I know a thing or two about how art and money interact. It can be tricky, but there are really just four factors to take into account when you price your artwork to be successful....more

Keyed Up

The next morning, Mark was fiddling with the coffee when we arrived.             “What’s up, boss?” Adam said.             Mark glanced over his shoulder, then returned to his task. “Just changing out the coffee,” he said as he replaced the lid on the Maxwell House can. “I’m putting decaf in the canister. Maybe it’ll keep Mom O. from getting so jacked up....more

How to Get In Front of Potential Clients When You Work From Home

Working from home can be a challenge when it comes to finding new clients. You may feel isolated from the workforce or miss the exchanges of information being in an office environment can provide. But working from home doesn't have to hurt your chances of finding new clients and growing your business. In fact, you can get clients anywhere in the world by mixing up your approach and being intentional about letting others know about your work.Here are five ways to get in front of potential clients when you work from home:...more

Access Control for Small Business Owners

Knowing who enters and exits your business at all times of the day give the business owner greater control. Having the ability to limit unauthorized entry to your business to certain employees, ex-employees at different times of the day are just a few of the benefits of access control systems....more

Recap: How to Succeed at Self-Employment

It's been a few months since we jumped in our virtual car and started the journey on the Roadmap to Self-Employment. Being an entrepreneur is an ever-changing adventure and yet the fundamentals always remain the same. By following these 9 steps you'll be on your way to a strong foundation as you start and grow your business. ...more
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How I Retired Before I Retired

Last month I spent 40+ hours in a vegan lifestyle coaching academy. A year ago, if someone had suggested I do such a thing, I would have thought them crazy. That was before I walked away from a good-paying, steady job, months before turning 47 years old. ...more
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3 Reasons Why Your Rates Matter

Humans have weird perceptions - a flea market purchase is synonymous with low prices and possibly low quality, while a purchase from a high end store gives us the satisfaction of owning a high quality product, even if it leaves our wallets lighter. We extend this thought process to all facets of our lives, be it personal or professional, which is why, as a small business owner or a solopreneur, your rates reflect the quality of your work....more

Know Your Numbers

Every action you take as an entrepreneur ties back into your brand and your strategy. So, how do you know if you're being effective? How do you know if your business is viable? Profitable? Headed for the landfill? You do this via metrics and knowing your numbers. ...more
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