Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ Category

9 things to do NOW to financially prepare for future Entrepreneurship

Posted on October 27th, 2011 by by Evelyn

Share Entrepreneurship is risky, particularly from a financial perspective.  You can reduce some of this risk by following some friendly financial guidance. Had I followed all of my advice to a Tee (especially number 4) I probably …no I definitely would be experiencing less stress. Screw debt:  get rid of as much debt as possible [...]

Gentle Words of advice for emerging Indie Designers

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by by Evelyn

Share How many of us out here can sew or make jewelry? How many of us have received numerous compliments on our work and have decided we want to take a foray in starting our own lines and collections? I ask this question because as the creator and force behind DC Fashion Foundation’s Fashionably Business [...]

“Wannabe” Entrepreneurs- ruining chances…

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by by Evelyn

Share Before they even get started! We hear about “girls behaving badly” or even “dogs behaving badly”, but what about some of the wannabe entrepreneurs (W/E) out here who do the same?  Yes, I call them wannabes because no one who is truly serious about their business would be reckless enough to ruin the relationships [...]

21 thoughts about being an “entrepreneur”

Posted on January 1st, 2011 by by Evelyn

Share Happy New Year! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to write in my first post of the New Year.  My new theme for 2011 is ” Stop Making Life Difficult & Do Something Different”.  To that end, I have decided to drop some “real talk”. I have been either teaching about, [...]

Groupon and LivingSocial- Worth It?

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by by Evelyn

Share Social Coupons:  Groupon and Living Social are really great tools to help promote your business, but please don’t think that you will generate a whole boat load of cash from your deal without having to deal with a whole new boatload of customers.  As a matter of fact, I suspected that these sites may [...]

Business Check-Up 2010

Posted on January 1st, 2010 by by Webmistress

Share Happy New Year! As we embark upon the year 2010, one thing that I encourage all of you emerging and existing entrepreneurs to do before the year gets into full swing is to”tend shop” and “clean house” when it comes to your business affairs. As we start the new year, and (and tax time [...]

Urban Darling fashion consulting firm offers a turnkey business solution

Posted on September 8th, 2009 by by Webmistress

Share Greetings Folks! This seems like it may be a great opportunity for fledgling fashion entrepreneurs. Urban Darling (r) out of San Jose, California, has just announced that it will now offer an exclusive licensing agreement of its brand and its operations. Best defined as a turnkey operation, this allows budding fashion stylist to invest [...]

NonProfit Services for Creative/Arts-Based Non Profit Organizatons

Posted on August 26th, 2009 by by Webmistress

Share Greetings Folk! I have a couple of great post planned, but first, a little bit of self- promotion: Creative Entrepreneurs Bootcamp:Thanks to the generosity of the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities, I will be able to offer the CEB for a free/ significantly reduced price. Details are forthcoming, but the workshop willt ake [...]

Financing your Creative Business

Posted on August 13th, 2009 by by Webmistress

Share Greetings Folk!I always get the question about “what types of funding sources exist for small creative businesses”. That answer to that question is both simple and complex. A good starting point is that “it depends”. Some questions that you might want to ask yourself before you start pursuing funding: What I do I need/want [...]

Do creative entrepreneurs need strategic planning?

Posted on May 15th, 2009 by by Webmistress

Share Savvy Fashionista Here! When I mention the words “strategic or business planning” to a creative entrepreneur, I usually get one varied reaction: initial genuine interest, quickly followed by a glazing over of the eyes and feeling of being overwhelmed. Don’t get me wrong, there are many creative entrepreneurs that are very business savvy. However, [...]