Welcome To Creatives and Business LLC

Creatives and Business is all about helping you build a successful art or other creative business.  I have put together some great resources on this site to help you sell more art and better manage the business side of things.  I invite you to check it out and share with your artist friends.  Best of Luck! – Neil McKenzie

Creatives and Business LLC is about helping artists and other creative professionals run and market their business more effectively. Whether you are just starting out or have an established art business we have the tools and resources to help you become more successful.

We cover art marketing and business from A to Z so you don’t have to hunt for the information you need. If you don’t have time to go to business school then Creatives and Business LLC is for you. Some of the resources you will find here include:

  • Articles That Make You Think and Show You How
  • The Book
  • Consulting and Training
  • And a whole lot more…

Articles That Make You Think and Show You How

  • Art Marketing – Ideas to help you build your brand, find customers, and develop effective advertising, public relations and social media programs.
  • Finance and Accounting – How to tackle those tedious but necessary tasks that can make or break your business.
  • General Business – Whether it is setting up your business or making sure your intellectual property is protected we have some great information for you.
  • The Creative Economy – How you are a part of the creative economy and why this is an important driver to economic growth and community vitality.

The Book

Our book The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox – How to Start, Run and Market a Successful Arts or Creative Business by Neil McKenzie has been used by thousands of artists and students from around the world. If you only have one book about business and art marketing then this should be the one on your shelf. The book is available in soft cover and eBook versions for all of the popular readers. To find out more click here: The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox

Consulting and Training

We offer a wide variety of consulting services and training to individual artists and arts organizations. Neil McKenzie has spoken to thousands of artists and creative professionals about ways to become more successful and stand out in a crowded world of artists. To find out more about consulting and training services click here: Consulting and Training Services

I invite you to explore Creatives and Business and welcome any suggestions or questions you might have. I also invite you to connect with me on Twitter. To contact me click here: Contact Neil McKenzie

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About Neil McKenzie

Neil McKenzie is an author, educator and consultant to artists and arts organizations. He is the author of The Artist’s Business and Marketing ToolBox – How to Start, Run and Market a Successful Arts or Creative Business available in softcover from Barnes & Noble and Amazon and as an eBook from iTunes, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He has developed and teaches the course “Artrepreneurship” at the Center for Innovation at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and is also a visiting professor at University College at the University of Denver. Neil has over 30 years’ experience as a management consultant and marketing executive, working with some of the world’s top brands. Neil is a frequent lecturer to artists and arts organizations, a guest columnist for Colorado Biz Magazine, where he covers the creative sector of the economy, and the author of several articles for Americans for the Arts, a national arts organization. Follow Neil on Twitter: @neilmckenzphoto