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Are you signing away your life? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I was recently sitting in a café in New York on a sunny Saturday afternoon, enjoying coffee after a packed morning in which I gave a VIP tour of an art fair and did a spot of shopping. Whereas most of the café clientele were university students, two ladies who put together ...

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Making the most of opportunities (if they're an opportunity to you at all) Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) “Of course the artist doesn’t get paid, but they get a free cruise.”These words were uttered from the mouth of a man who has built a career championing the importance of small business for the health of the UK economy. The quotation was in reference to an ‘opportunity’ in which an artist ...

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Go with the flow (you're not a robot...are you?) Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Do you find that while some days you’re highly productive, on others you might as well have taken it ‘off’ in entirety? Welcome to reality!A challenge acutely experienced by people who work for themselves is that if they’re not ‘productive’ then they seemingly pay the price (or at least feel like they ...

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Working your network Post

Working your network

Sept. 6, 2015

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) “What networking events do you attend?” people often ask. Though people work off their networking bums in the early years of business, the needs for growing a network changes over time. This is similar in principle to the old selling adage that it’s easiest to sell to existing clients. With networking, it’s ...

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Is selling art selling your soul? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Selling-out is a major concern of artists, and perhaps more surprisingly, dealers and curators. Intrigued by the idea of ‘selling out’, as a Master of Arts student many moons ago I went to a number of successful gallerists in London and asked them the question, “How do contemporary visual arts galleries define ...

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Marcus McAllister: Artist Coach Post

#besmartaboutart Creative Specialist Marcus McAllister is an artist who coaches artists. Marcus McAllister is a full-time painter with over 20 years of experience in the industry.  He has participated in multiple one-man and collective shows in France, the United States, England, and elsewhere in Europe and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in the US. Marcus ...

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Work for yourself? Devise ways to hold yourself accountable Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) People who work for themselves encounter a number of regular frustrations. Struggling to stay motivated is a particular problem for many. How can you get yourself to do what you’re supposed to do if no one is watching over to keep you on track?With no traditional ‘boss’ figure, think about whom else ...

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Disaster with a client? You're not toast; it's an opportunity to become the best thing since sliced bread Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) How do you feel when something goes wrong with a client? Say a work of art arrives damaged or it’s taking longer than anticipated to finish a bespoke commission. You can undoubtedly imagine other scenarios.   At the time it’s very tempting to think that all is doom and gloom, that you’re ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Mother-Daughter Gallerist Team Carol + Amy Caiger Post

Each month we feature art professionals who share snippets of wisdom in answer to 10 questions.... This time around, we speak with a Mother - Daughter Team who head up a London-based online gallery. Offering a friendly & fun art brand, you can see them at UK art fairs and pop-ups shows in London.They've just announced their September exhibition that ...

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Don't let ideas escape! Capture them instead Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)  Shower Ideas“1st Jan 2014: NY email. Offer: Freebie. 45 mins mentoring.Include in shop: Pre-order book (before printed) & get free p+p.”“Monday 27th July 2015: Monday morning best time for the crowdfunding campaign – in general, for pledges. Apply this, Friday isn’t a good day for sales emails. Reserve Monday morning for ...

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