Business & Careers

Build your dream business and make living doing something that feels meaningful for you. Thoughts, research and ideas about businesses and careers, and tools to improve your creative business.

The myth that hard work is always rewarded, and it eventually leads to success, is embedded into most people's minds. If you put in the work you will reap the benefits sooner or later. And if you didn't succeed, it was because you didn't work as hard as you thought. It's something that sounds true, since it has been repeated over the years, decades, centuries. There are plenty of sayings in...

There's no business like slow business. More and more business owners are trying to find ways to make more by doing less. They have learned to value their time and effort, and understood why burning out is not desirable. They are choosing themselves, their families and other people over money and hustle. Usually the words slow and business together are a dreaded combination. If you make a quick...

When I was a kid, I recall having this odd confidence. I was going to live forever. I was going to be whatever I wanted to be. I was the centre of my little universe, with sun and everything else revolving around me. I guess all the kids come with it, that sort of confidence which comes from ignorance and innocence. Since then, it's been a long and bumpy road. The more you learn about life and...

Creating a business plan may seem like overkill, or just really boring, when you are running a small creative business. You think business plans are only for big businesses or flashy startups looking for investors and loans and whatnot. It is true, a business plan is mandatory if you want investors to take interest in your business or when you are planning to approach a bank for a loan. Often,...

Business overwhelm and burnout don't discriminate. You can be a very successful person, as well as someone who barely makes any money with your business. You may be just starting out, or you may have been in business for years. The pressure of succeeding and being perfect, whether it's something you have brought on yourself or it comes from outside, is heavy. The overwhelm and burnout may hit...

Coming up with creative business ideas is easier said than done. Sure, you can always pretty easily come up with all kinds of bogus business ideas, like a Shai-Hulud Wrangler. But when it's a serious business, your ideas run low. You can always look at what other people have done, but blatant copying is hardly a viable option. Whatever those others have done probably won't work for you anyway....