Tag: profitability

How to Pay the Rent

In this video, successful creative entrepreneur Sue explains to web designer Jon how to make sure he can pay his rent each month. [ Embed this and other videos in your own website from the T-Shirts and Suits channel on YouTube. ] She tells him how to pay the rent and explains how she manages …

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Time Management for Creative People

Time Management is an issue that comes up frequently when I’m advising creative businesses. It seems there’s always too much to do, and not enough time to do it. In my view, time management is both a strategic issue and an operational challenge. If we are unrealistic about what can be achieved with finite resources, …

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Business Growth: Does Size Matter?

Part of my job as a business adviser in the creative sector is to ask questions – sometimes awkward or unexpected questions. So when entrepreneurs ask my advice about how to grow their businesses, my first questions are: “Why do you want to grow?” and: “What do you want to grow?” Why grow? There is …

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Don’t be a ‘Poor Pioneer’: create Barriers to Entry

I often advise creative entrepreneurs who have innovative products or services. Sometimes it’s a completely new idea and they are planning to open up a new market for it. Someone asked me whether I’m ever tempted to ‘steal’ the ideas people tell me about when I’m advising them. My answer was firmly No, for two …

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