How to Pack For Creative Travel

In an effort to learn how to pack better — and lighter — for her next trip, Stephanie Escheveste asked some artists who do work on-the-go about what they pack. She found that each artist has their own unique set of art supplies, based on their own practice. Instead of packing their whole studio, they each select only the essential items and have found that the limitations actually help them be more creative.

How to Become a Confident Negotiator: Expert Tips for Creative Business Owners

Negotiating a business relationship or contract on your own can be incredibly intimidating, especially if negotiation doesn’t come naturally for you. It didn’t come naturally to Katie Lane when she first started work as an attorney. She had to learn how to negotiate including how to help herself when she felt uncomfortable or intimidated.

Katie shares her expert tips for getting comfortable in your role as a negotiator when you own a creative business.

Best Practices for Vetting Craft Instructors

In the absence of a national platform for assessing craft teachers and class experience, show owners and event organizers are on their own for vetting instructors. Some best practices are emerging, especially as students’ expectations rise and professional teachers raise standards.

Don’t Quit: Why You Should Keep Your Day Job

Owning your own business is a dream many people share. But it also means taking on risk and giving up on positive things that a day job bring to your life. Here’s why it might be a good idea to hang onto your day job, at least for a little while longer.

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