Owning your own creative business takes a special person. You're not just pursuing creative passions, but you have to know business strategies that might not always be top of the right-brained mind. You can also find yourself concerned about business and that it can suck time and energy away from what makes your business special-- your creativity. We surveyed a few of our members how they balance this. Here are their responses!
At our very first San Francisco Chapter meeting I met Vince of Vincie Bags-- and I know longer worried that we would find good people who cared about craft as part to help our new chapter flourish!
Vince is the kind of person who has honed his years of experience into generous wisdom and also hilarious insights. He is truly a craftsman and gives back unselfishly to his local maker community. I'm excited that he's sharing with us today how he has come to understand the steps of a successful creative business and ways to keep the cycle of "always learning" in your business.
It's a story as old as making-- the twitchy, compulsive desire to want to "make all the things." And often you want to move onto that next making project before you've finished or mastered the one in front of you. Does this mean you lack discipline and focus? Or is it something natural you should embrace? Artist and maker Courtney Cerruti has thought quite a bit about this, as well has dealt with it (because she really does everything a creative can do!). Enjoy!