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July 3, 2017
Professional Artist Is Out!

The August/September 2017 issue of Professional Artist magazine is all about education. Bonus? It features an interview by yours truly with two amazing Columbus-based artists, Cat Sheridan and Lisa McLymont, both of whom do incredible work.   Check out their […]

July 1, 2017
July 2017 Tasks

  Message from Elaine Happy July! We’re halfway through 2017. Can you believe it? Me either. This is a really wonderful time to pause for a bit of reflection, partially because there is still plenty of time left in 2017 […]

June 1, 2017
June 2017 Tasks

  Message from Elaine Record keeping is the worst, isn’t it? It’s tedious, it’s boring, and there are considerably more important things you could be doing in your studio. Nevertheless, maintaining accurate books and records—and an overall understanding and mindfulness […]

May 8, 2017
Insurance: Just the Basics

So insurance has been in the news lately, unfortunately. A few years ago, we talked at length about adjusting to the Affordable Care Act in terms of budgeting, managing cash flows, and reviewing basic needs. Apparently we need to continue […]

May 1, 2017
May 2017 Tasks

Star Wars has been on my brain of late, courtesy of “May the fourth be with you” greetings last week, coupled with the streaming release of Rogue One (in our house anyway). My wish for you this month is not […]

April 23, 2017
Numbers Nonsense
Emergency Reserve Fund: What You REALLY Need to Have on Hand

If you’ve ever hired a financial planner or read a financial planning article or overheard a financial planner talking at a bar, you probably know how much you “should” have in your emergency reserve fund. It should be enough to […]

April 17, 2017
Numbers Nonsense
Four Ways NOT to Blow Your Tax Refund

Congratulations! You received your tax refund. Want to know how not to blow it? Use it for these four things instead of whatever your reptilian brain tells you to do with it.   Pay Off Debt One of the smartest […]

April 10, 2017
Numbers Nonsense
Changing Times: When and How to Increase Your Rates

You’ve quantified your costs. You’ve researched your competition. You know your customers inside and out. You’ve even figured out exactly how to describe your competencies in an authentic way.   And you realize you’ve been undercharging. A lot. How can […]

April 1, 2017
April 2017 Tasks

April showers bring May flowers… But really, all we want to talk about is how to make it rain, cash style. Managing cash flow is a challenge for any business, but it is particularly challenging in creative industries. So this […]

March 27, 2017
To Discount or Not to Discount… That is the Question

“I got a great deal on it!”   “It was on sale!”   “Thanks! It was a steal.”   You’ve probably heard variations of that theme on more than one occasion. And most of the times I hear those types […]

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