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Business For Artists – How Do You Define Success?

If you define your goals first then plotting your business course becomes much easier!

In working with creative individuals I have found that it is hard for many of them to define what success means. “I want to be a successful artist working in my studio” seems to be about as far as many of them can go in defining their success.

When you ask other entrepreneurs what success means they will describe their success in terms of being a market leader, capturing market share, developing new and innovative products, their distribution chain, market capitalization and the financial rewards. Thinking in these terms is not so easy for many creative types.

Success for many creatives is simply being able to pursue their passion – not a bad measure of success for any business. In some respects many businesses have to work hard to instill and keep passion thriving with their owners and employees. Passion for one’s work will get you a long way but it is not a guarantee of success.

One of the first steps in developing a business plan for your creative business (or any business for that matter) is to define the enterprise’s Mission Statement. Those who have gone through the business planning process or attended business school know that the Mission Statement is the starting point in defining goals and developing strategies.

The mission statement serves as a guide for the organization’s overall strategic and day to day activities. It defines what the company is or aspires to be, what products or services will be provided, which customer groups are served or targeted, and its values with regard to stakeholders such as owner, shareholders, employees, customers and the community.

What Does Success Mean To You?

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Who You Hang Out With Has An Impact On Your Success!

There is an old saying – nothing make you crazy faster than hanging out with crazy people.  The same could be said for being successful – nothing makes you more successful faster than hanging around with other successful people.  One common thread with successful people is that they say that they had the help of the people they surrounded themselves with – few say they did it alone.  Make it a point to associate with interesting and successful people.

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The Creative Economy: Define Success To Achieve It

The creative economy: define success to achieve it

Nine questions to help you get there 

In working with creative individuals I have found that it is hard for many of them to define what success means. “I want to be a successful artist working in my studio” seems to be about as far as many of them can go in defining their success.

When you ask other entrepreneurs what success means they will describe their success in terms of being a market leader, capturing market share, developing new and innovative products, their distribution chain, market capitalization and the financial rewards. Thinking in these terms is not so easy for many creative types.

Success for many creatives is simply being able to pursue their passion – not a bad measure of success for any business. In some respects many businesses have to work hard to instill and keep passion thriving with their owners and employees. Passion for one’s work will get you a long way but it is not a guarantee of success. Continue reading