Category Archives: Business/Growth

What’s the next step when likes and engagement starts turning into significant brand deals?

influencer

As an online creative, you’re no stranger to seeing rapid growth. When it comes to gaining likes and followers your content is making waves, bringing in over $300k a year. It’s turning into a serious, viable business with brands knocking at your door offering five figures for a single brand partnership deal. This sudden growth […]

Xero: Accounting software for your creative business

Xerocon

At the very core of a financially healthy business is excellent bookkeeping. What doesn’t get tracked can’t be improved or properly reported (during tax time for example). That’s why, as a creative entrepreneur, it’s extremely important to build a solid financial foundation right from the start.  Thanks to technology, there’s many ways to handle your […]

A personal note on Mental Health from Martin

mental health

Sleepless nights. Worries about bills that might not have gotten paid. Excitement about a future vision of your company that’s 10X bigger than you are today. The debilitating feeling that you can’t do any of it. As the owner of Revel, I sail the ocean of entrepreneurship every day. Some days are clear and calm […]

The scariest thing about your business

business fears

Friday the 13th. Children. Your growing business. What do they all have in common? They can be so scary! If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of being afraid as your children grow up. The older they get, the less control you have on their safety and decision-making — it’s hard but […]

Why a mid-year tax check in is a ‘must have’ for your business.

Basing your tax return on government estimates can cost you in more ways than one Being a business owner is an incredible achievement. Whether you’re a freelancer,  self-employed or have a team of employees—serious kudos for making your skills pay. We’re willing to bet that if you’ve made a business out of it, then you […]

How do I build a healthy business model for my creative business?

Heads up: Your business model doesn’t need to be a one hundred page document you generated out of an online template. It doesn’t need to break down how you’ll capture 1% of a billion dollar market or identify your nine different revenue streams.  A successful, healthy, and profitable business model is a lot more straightforward […]

How can I manage expenses for my creative business?

You started your creative business because you were following your passion. Surprisingly enough, that passion wasn’t expense management. But, in order to build a long-term, sustainable career doing what you love, good accounting is vital. Here are our top three tips for managing expenses so you can stay compliant and stay profitable as you grow […]

How can I protect my sh*t when building a creative business?

You’ve read all the horror stories online: creatives getting their intellectual property nabbed by massive corporations or being paid pennies for something that went on to put millions in someone else’s pocket. Now, you’re starting your own creative business, and you’ve vowed not to let anything like that happen to you. Your time, work, and […]

How do I choose the best structure for my creative business?

Choosing your business structure is a hugely important step in your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you’re an LLC or Sole Proprietor, C-Corps or Partnerships, your business structure will impact how you pay your taxes, distribute your profits, and even your day-to-day operations! So how can you be sure you pick the right one? Here are some […]