Blog posts and Articles

These creative business blog posts and articles are written to help creative entrepreneurs become even more successful by combining their creative talent with smart business thinking. They complement my books, guides, videos and a range of free resources for creative business development.

In addition to this list of recent blog posts, there is also a complete index of all blog posts in alphabetical order.

A selection of the most popular marketing blogs for creative, digital and cultural enterprises.

And here is a list of travel blogs.


Diversify or Focus?

Ever wonder the opinion potential clients have of you? Not the opinion you want them to have... but the one they actually have. So we need to look at ourselves as others see us… Do they see you as a specialist? Or a generalist? Offering only one service can be limiting. And it can be ...
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How I made money while I slept

What would you have done with this moral dilemma? It’s 6am one morning. While my first coffee is kicking in, I go online to read the news. This day, I also checked my bank balance. I found a deposit there that wasn't mine. What should I do? Call the bank and ask them to remove ...
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One of the most under-rated benefits of crowd-funding

Want to know one of the most under-rated benefits of crowd-funding? It's something I learnt from a world-class expert... Slava Rubin is the CEO of one of the leading crowd-funding platforms - Indiegogo. I met him in Chile when we were both speakers at a conference about creative business. The obvious benefit of crowd-funding is ...
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We can play the game our own way – and win it.

Business ideas crop up in unusual places. Here's one I had on Mount Errigal. I'd coached creative businesses in Ireland during the week. On Sunday I had some free time. So I drove through the beautiful countryside, to climb the highest peak in County Donegal. The day was sunny and warm. The cooling breeze became ...
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Creative Entrepreneurship in the Cultural Industries

This is an example of a video lecture from the course, by Dr Xin Gu. See other videos in this series and more details about the creative entrepreneurship course. Video produced by Dr Xin Gu at Monash University. Copyright © Dr Xin Gu / Monash University 2020 ...
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DON’T do the thing you’re BEST at…

Don't do the thing you're best at. In business, it can be a bad idea. As a creative entrepreneur, you're great at some things. Less good at other things. That's OK. That's normal. So it makes sense to focus your business on the things you're best at. Right? Wait a minute! Not so fast... You're ...
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