Your Own Worst Enemy

You care more about your creative business than anyone else. That means you can be your own greatest advocate. But you can be your worst enemy, too.

Shop Small

The shop local movement is powerful, appealing to many consumers who want to keep money in their communities and cities.

How the 80/20 Rule Can Help Your Business

If you’re engaged in selling handmade work, it’s good to know where your business is coming from. This rule of thumb shares some insightful information.

Podcast: Enviable Life of the Working Artist

“The Enviable Lifestyle of the Working Artist” is a 40 minute long, wide-ranging discussion on the challenges of making a living today as a creative entrepreneur.

How to Sell Your Art with Print-on-Demand

Print-on-Demand providers accept and process orders, print images on products, and ship to the purchaser.

Should You Wholesale Your Work or Not?

When might wholesaling not be a good idea? Let’s look at some scenarios:

Studio Visit – Work in Progress

The Arts Business Institute asked some of our 2D artist friends to share their processes. They invite you to step into the studio, and explain their techniques.

Sorry, You’ve Been Rejected

If you weren’t juried in, it may have nothing to do with the quality of your work.

What’s Your Artist Myth?

Do you want a piece of the multi-billion dollar market in art and handmade goods? Stake your claim.

Do You Take Breaks from Your Art Business?

Is your art business a primary focus, every day? Or do you take vacation days to get away and recharge?     Recently, the Boston Globe printed an article about the growing trend of Millenials working every day, even when on vacation. This behavior has grown in the last few years, and stems from a […]