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Literally running a business... Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Arriving at almost four years of writing this weekly blog series, people ask how I come up with new ideas each and every time. A quick count of the ‘blog ideas’ list (highly recommended for bloggers, including those intending to pursue the activity) indicates that there are currently no less than 172 ...

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Stay behind the desk or get up and talk to people? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) When someone walks in off the street to your show, should you jump out of your seat and exclaim, “Hello!” or stay chilled and let them come to you?In truth, there’s no “should” when it comes to selling. While some might think that the activity is a dark art, it’s really an ...

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Working to your strengths Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) You excel at some activities and struggle with others. It’s only human nature. As a champion of life-long learning, upskilling and keeping on top of technological developments (no matter how challenging), I focus on areas of strength, as much as possible at least. Because let’s face it, in every single career, if ...

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When the voice in your head exclaims: "Why am I doing this?!" Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) I recently answered a question for London-based business coach for creatives Deborah Henry-Pollard’s monthly interview ‘Take Five’ series: “What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?”As recently or long ago as that might have been for you, it’s fascinating, and potentially useful, to ...

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Appearances matter... Post

Appearances matter...

July 24, 2016

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Like it or not, people pay attention to how you present yourself. Accordingly, as a professional, appearances have impact – good and bad alike – on how others weigh up doing business with you.I was struck this past week on hearing a story by athlete and celebrity motivational speaker Kriss Akabusi, about ...

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How the time of year impacts your business Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The majority of London's independent galleries will be relatively quiet this coming week. The reason is simple: Summer has commenced. Schoolkids are now out for summer, and families are taking holidays.Yet this perspective is relative to the UK. Across the Atlantic, American schools closed for summer a number of weeks ago and ...

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Brain on fire with too many ideas? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) You’re not alone.  Many artists and creative entrepreneurs have come to me over the years with concern that they should focus on one activity. Akin to a confessional, they start explaining how they have this, that and the other idea. It seems that they expect me to agree that they would ...

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Selling in times of uncertainty: Address the elephant in the room Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Whether or not you’re based in the United Kingdom, everyone is watching the unfolding spectacle following the Brexit vote. It’s triggered a stunning amount of political fall-out, a deterioration of the value of the pound sterling and an eye-watering increase in racial attacks, all in a matter of days.  What impact ...

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Don't get swept away by the flood of news and opinion Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) At times of national and international crisis, there’s a temptation to immerse yourself in minute-by-minute media coverage and the outpouring of feelings on social media. This is more the case than ever before thanks to the digital age providing easy access to a deluge of written and spoken reports by amateur ...

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VIDEO: Selling Art from Online Marketplaces - Interview with Paola Minekov, Artist (June 2016) Post

We host a series of webinars that are free for Members, in which a specialist speaker divulges knowledge. The event has attendees from multiple countries, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. June 2016: Selling Art from Online MarketplacesInterviewee: Paola Minekov, ArtistInterviewer: ...

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