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September 12, 2016
The Lazy Way of Setting Goals

Goal Setting is always one of the first activities I introduce, whether I’m working with undergraduate students or seasoned creative professionals. Rarely do those I work with think about goals for the first time with me. We’re taught to think […]

September 5, 2016
Portfolio Careers in Action

In honor of Labor Day, we wanted to spend some time thinking about all the work creative individuals do to make a creative career successful. This is not the glamorous stuff. This is everything else. And of course, all month […]

September 1, 2016
Top Ten Reasons to Learn – Portfolio Career Edition

  Top 10 reasons to take Goal Setting for Portfolio Careers from Minerva Financial Arts, part of the Starting SMART online learning series. Because no one taught you how to build a creative career. Because writing “SMART” goals makes you feel […]

March 21, 2016
Spring Tax Update

It’s no secret that I love doing our taxes. I love the excuse to sit quietly, without interruption for a prolonged period of time. I love the excuse to look back on 2015. I love seeing how the business has […]

February 29, 2016
If It Bleeds, It Leads

There’s an old newsroom trope that is generally thought to have originated in a 1989 cover story for New York Magazine by Eric Poole. The piece, “Grins, Gore, and Videotape: The Trouble with Local TV News,” was a sweeping critique […]

February 22, 2016
GiveBackHack 2016

Last night GiveBackHack hosted the Sunday Night Presentations at CCAD. Nearly 200 members from the community joined us for 12 incredible presentations from teams who had researched, tested, iterated, and built sustainable ideas to improve the world during the 72 […]

February 15, 2016
Loving Your Money

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. And nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like an article on frugality, which is perhaps, why I absolutely adore reading the Sunday Times over coffee every Sunday morning.   This week, “Pinching Pennies in the Right Places” […]

January 25, 2016
Lessons from Lark’s Business of Art

In October of 2012, Playwrights of New York and The Lark hosted the first Business of Art workshop, a two-day playwrights-only boot camp that focuses on business and financial aspects of running a creative career.   As we conclude our […]

January 18, 2016
MLK Remembrances

I love MLK Day, particularly as celebrated by President Obama. I love that we focus on volunteerism and giving back. I love that we focus on service.   For service, above all else, is what Dr. King represented to me. […]

January 11, 2016
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Columbus CEO: Business Lessons from the Creative World

We are thrilled about Elaine’s latest guest blog in Columbus CEO Magazine where she explores how business professionals can learn from their creative industry counterparts.  Take a peek below and keep reading at Columbus CEO…   All over Columbus, organizations are […]

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Arts & Numbers

You don’t have to do this alone. Arts & Numbers is a comprehensive financial guide for creative individuals… and anyone else with a passion for something other than accounting and finance. This book aims to provide basic information on finance and financial matters for creative entrepreneurs to take ownership of their financial situations, thus ensuring their long-term success, creative and otherwise.

Written in short story form with fictional anecdotes supporting the financial advice, Arts & Numbers promises to be an easy and useful read for creative entrepreneurs at any stage.

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