When creativity and entrepreneurship meet you are able to get out of the stereotype of “the starving artist” and really understand what and how to express yourself while perusing a passion. The passion of creative and the desire to help others understand the importance of business is what has driven the passion to create Launching Creative.
Tell us how the whole idea came to be and how the whole Launching Creative business started. The whole idea started right out of college, after studying graphic design with all the latest and greatest ideas and software. But what he did not learn was the business side of how to market. So he set off in the journey of life and picked up and moved from Arkansas to New York City. When he arrived he was lost he had no idea of how to meet clients, price his services when he was offered a freelance job and he struggled with the whole business side. During this whole time he had a lot of anxiety and realized that there were not a lot of...
As an impromptu topic I am calling out everyone because I am sadden at the state of humans for what we allow to be okay and what we think we should be tolerating when we shouldn’t be.
As Eminem once said, we have one shot, one shot at life.
What are you going to do with it? Are you going to be scared or a victim of the circumstances of what happened? Or are you going to do something. No matter what you believe, no one really knows what happens to us after we die. What are you going to do with the time that you have here?
A little story…. I grew up with a crazy grandma as in crazy horrible grandma. She is still alive but I have nothing to do with her. She was very mean in the fact that she did not like my siblings, my mother or myself; she is my dad’s mom. She made it her mission to make my siblings; my mother and I feel like crap while bringing in the rest of the family to do the same. So growing up it affected me and I was forced to be with this family all the...
Coaching is all the rage when it comes to starting your own business. Everyone is jumping into it, however, I'm not so quite sure everyone is really thinking it fully through for protecting themselves. It's one of those things that you really want to make sure you take care of yourself and set yourself up for success, legally, before you find out the hard way.
Karen Taggart is an attorney who now helps small businesses get their businesses set up and protected the right way. She went over some great steps to protect your coaching business.
The first thing Karen suggests is having a disclaimer in place. Karen suggests putting it right on your Home Page, but also put it in anything that you sell. Some states, like California, disclaimers are required if you're not licensed under the state to be in the healing arts practice. So depending on where you live, there may be specific requirements if it's health related, if they can make more money by doing what you're...
I'm changing things up this week, and talking about my top 5 lessons I've learned in my first online business. We will go back to regularly scheduled podcasting next week!
Some of things I talk about are:
1. Why trusting your instincts is crucial to business success.
2. Why planning and preparing is everything.
3. The biggest mistake I made when in regards to content and products.
4. The top thing I suggest you start learning to do.
5. The one thing you absolutely must do RIGHT now in order to be successful!
Social Media can take some time but after I walk you through these different tools I hope that you will have the tools to make preparation simple, a set plan in place and images that will ROCK your audience. Sharing images over words is much more powerful.
So I am going to share some tools with you to get information out to your follower, make a schedule and make images that look like you know how to graphic design all for FREE.
First, let’s talk about the information that we share to our audience. There is a couple of great tools that are out there to be able to share great articles that pertain to your business. The first tool is google.com/alerts. It allows you to set alerts about keywords that are specifically about your business or what your clients would find interesting. Once they are set up then you start getting an e-mail on each keyword with articles that are specific to that keyword that Google finds that pertains to that keyword. I may use some of them...
When tragedy strikes, you have two choices you can pick yourself up and walk on or you can wallow in your tragedy. Andy tells us his story of having to pick himself up and create something amazing from it.
Tell us about your journey and the path that it created. While working for a huge software company, traveling the world, long hours, working with great leaders and mentoring others, all good things came to an end. He was the victim of several business acquisitions and in the end he kept trading money for opportunities but loosing a little bit of himself in every trade. At the end he found himself in a very toxic work environment with many different health issues. Along the way he had always been told that he would make such a great consultant but would always counter the idea and say that he could not be trusted in a risk-taking situation. But the toxic work environment opened his eyes to see that it was more of a risk to take and stay in the environment than it was to take...
Reading is essential part of growing and being in tune with what you do. As some of us go about our daily lives much like Jeff he found himself just not enjoying reading much at all. However, in 2003 that all changed when he was working for a radio company. The leader of the company decided that the heads of the departments were going to read important, world-changing, and life changing business books together and meet about them weekly.
Jeff was a stranger to the world known as business books. They were just not on his radar and something that he now is ashamed to say. So when he opened up his first business book called the “Purple Cow “ by Seth Godin he just fell in love with reading again. Now, as a host of the podcast Read to Lead, he is reading fifty plus books a year,. However, going from not reading to really enjoying books was a huge life change. He realized by reading that he was truly missing out. One of the best quotes from Dan...
A painting business is not just about selecting a color or slapping some paint up on the wall; it is a large artistic canvas to some. Take the journey with us as we go from a dream of a college student to the life of a businessman with all of the in, out, ups and downs.
Nick shares with us how he conquered the fears of entrepreneurship and has flourished with his painting company. He can literally look back and say that he has been to hell and back and has the business today to thank for it. What's great is that he still has ability to say that he loves being an entrepreneur and being in business.
Painting was something that you thought you enjoyed at first and then you slowly thought you should work a corporate job and went back to painting. If you will tell us your story of how you got started painting. Nick took a summer job when he was in high school painting for a friend of his moms since he was getting ready to go off to college. The reality was he would help them paint...
As the popularity of podcasting increases, it's more important than ever that what you do stands out about the rest. Not only is the interview important, but so are the show notes. Today Lara Loest breaks down what it takes to have great show notes attached to your podcast, so that it grabs the reader's attention and wants them looking for more.
There are many ways to have show notes, one for one, notes that give the highlights and then just a very brief description of what you will find when you listen to the podcast.
What do you feel constitutes great show notes? Are you trying to do the whole thing or are you pushing for the listener to press play? There are really two parts to it for me and for my clients. One is to give the readers content and give them something tangible that they can take away and leave them wanting more. So they do press play and they do download, because as we know in the podcast world downloads are BIG.
What makes a great copywriting? Where do...
The ever loved tax accountant went from big city California to small town northern Idaho, with a change that could almost bring anyone to his or her knees. Instead she found her inner mindset and is making a difference in the personal lives and those around her in the business world as well.
Diane started out owing her own accounting business in California and had the opportunity to adopt a two-year-old little girl. She sold her business and moved to Idaho so she could be a mom. With the need for income to still come into the family she was doing accounting out of her home while still juggling the mom duties of the household. However, things took another drastic change when she also became a single parent and was left to support her and her daughter alone.
At that point she had to start bringing in more business, more clients and making sure that things were taken care of for her family. She went door to door in the small northern Idaho town and gathered clients, but when 2008 hit...
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