Creative Approaches to Financial Issues
Finances always seem to be a challenge for Creative Entrepreneurs. There's that constant pull between needing to feed the project and needing to pay bills.
1. Get Organized! The biggest challenge to maintaining a balanced and profitable small business is knowing how to organize every aspect of our lives. Juggling a half dozen hats is frequently what it takes to stay financially viable. But it can't be done effectively on the fly. Discipline and organization is the key.
2. Consider a second / or part-time job. Many creative people have been known to work as many as 3-4 jobs while working on their creations. Many find that working in retail is particularly good because it gives them direct contact with people, missing in most creative activities. And definitely check the options available for working online. There are many options for earning extra income on the internet - many of them free to get started.
3. Watch those Savings They can dwindle quickly: but serious conservation measures practiced daily help:
4. Shop carefully, and buy the best you can afford. Now that's an oxymoron, you say? Not really. Some off-brands are excellent investments. But if you're saving pennies to get a lower quality product, you're really not saving much. Consider, how much money are you paying for that ham bone if you're just going to throw it away? And the 80% lean ground chuck isn't going to go quite as far as a better grade of meat.
5. Selective Entertainment As a creative entrepreneur, you have the distinct advantage of picking and choosing your entertainment. Movie matinees are still less expensive than evening and weekend showings. Museums, zoos and others frequently have reduced entrance (or even free) days scheduled mid-week.
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