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How is art like an Apple computer? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) My maternal grandfather was a life insurance broker. His motivation has long touched me; he wanted to look after families while looking after his own. It helps to understand why my current-day insurance broker loves being in the business: when the worst happens, her team has the great privilege of doing its ...

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You and the internet - Put up or shut up Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) In these social media days, we often post about where we are, who we’re meeting with and the like. It’s an excellent way to give your followers an insight into your day to day life, and it’s also excellent for connecting with people.In order to let others know that you’re using social ...

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Would you like to borrow my name? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)There are many different types of people you can have in your ‘network’. You can use different contacts at different times, depending on your needs.One such example comes from when I was an art consultant. Jane is an artist in my network who had completed a commission for Tom, who is the ...

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Mr Green's walk to school Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)The story of Mr Green, a 90-year old retired engineer based in Southern USA, is inspirational.He was one of 9 children, whose parents evidently valued education. They were able to take advantage (but not without challenges), of the philanthropic work of Russian immigrant Julius Rosenwald. Originally a supplier to the department store ...

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Take time to reflect on projects gone by (and impact future ones) Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)After you finish a show, commission, or other project, what do you do? Move on to what’s happening next?When running a one-person or small creative enterprise, it never seems like you have enough time to do everything. And so it’s easy to jump from one project to the next without looking back. ...

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Let your true self shine in everything you do Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Have you ever felt that in order to be taken seriously, you have to pretend to be someone you are not? While most of us experience this temptation, the irony is that you attract success by expressing your true self.Looking back to a time when interviewed for a retail management as ...

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Defining your Vision - Monthly Art World Webinar (December 2014) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Second-Wednesday Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 12th March 2014, Sarah ...

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Ever feel like you're swimming in a sea of sharks? Find a friendly school of fish Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) It was the opening night of an art fair. Crowds were amassing, music was chiming and champers was flowing. Happily, it was a profitable evening for many of the exhibitors.While strolling down an aisle in the midst of the hubbub, a woman enthusiastically exclaimed, “Susan!” She came charging across and gave ...

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Fundraising & Sponsorship in the Arts - Art World Webinar (November 2014) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Second-Wednesday Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 12th March 2014, Sarah ...

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Want to get people through the doors of your exhibition? Events, events, events Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Here's the thing about getting people through the doors: As much as they might be interested in seeing the art on display, taking action is another matter. An intriguing event is an excellent way to achieve this.In today’s art world, many people complain about how exhibition openings have become booze-ups at ...

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