5 Minutes on Creative Entrepreneurship

5 Minutes on Creative Entrepreneurship is a weekly podcast that focuses on the business side of creativity. Organized around the topics of Money, Minutes, Marketing, Management, and Motivation, you’ll hear about practices, principles that are critical to running a profitable, enjoyable, and sustainable creative business. Subscribe on: iTunes | RSS feed | Google Podcasts
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Episode 100: A New Course on Marketing Mastery for Creative Entrepreneurs

Welcome to episode 100 of 5 Minutes on Creative Entrepreneurship. For podcasters reaching the 100 mark is a significant milestone. …

Episode 99: Dealing With Downtime Desperation

The creative service business model is most often structured around time and materials. This means your total compensation is capped …

Episode 98: Crushing the Joy Killers in Business

In the last episode of 5 Minutes on Creative Entrepreneurship I talked about the maximum earning potential for creative entrepreneurs. …

Episode 97: How Lucrative Can Creative Entrepreneurship Be?

When startup founders launch a new business they pour themselves into it, fueled by hopes and dreams of building a …

Episode 96: The Mechanics of Time Reporting

Managing time is essential for creative entrepreneurs since our services are so often sold by time and materials. Becoming accurate …

Episode 95: Time Warps that Distort Your Business

Humans have an interesting relationship to time. While the clock ticks by at a perfectly constant rate, our experience of …

Episode 94: Were You Able to Take a Break This Summer?

The summer is quickly coming to a close, I hope you were able to take some well earned time off, …

Episode 93: Creativity: The Struggle and The Gift

The majority of episodes in 5 Minutes on Creative Entrepreneurship deal with the challenges we face with the business side …

Episode 92: Must the Hustle and Grind Last Forever?

There’s no question that being a creative entrepreneur is not the easiest path. Going into business for yourself demands considerable …

Episode 91: How to Avoid a Budget Sneak Attack

Does your company’s operating budget adequately anticipate infrequent future expenses? We can easily plan a budget based on our known …

Episode 90: How Methodology Can Boost Profit Margins

Last time we explored the topic of creative methodologies, and how they can improve your sales and marketing. A proven …

Episode 89: Marketing with Your Methodology

If you’ve been listening to this podcast for very long you’re probably acquainted with the five motifs that structure 5 …

Episode 88: How to Compete Against Upwork

Throughout history new technologies have always had beneficial, yet disruptive outcomes. The printing press put many scribes out of work. …

Episode 87: The Dangers and Rewards of Service

The creative service business is made up of two main parts. Creativity and service. Yeah, obvious, I know. But the …

Episode 86: Manage As If You’re Going To Sell Your Firm

Very few creatives launch their practices planning to cash out with a big exit down the road. This is one …

Episode 85: Building Your Marketing Muscles

Back in episode 23 I talked about how marketing is a marathon, not a 100 yard dash. I’ve been thinking …

Episode 84: Marketing Boost – Guest Authoring

The best approach for marketing a creative practice involves PinPoint Positioning followed by a consistent content strategy. The long-term benefits …

Episode 83: Marketing Boost – Speaking

Mastering the basics of marketing your creative practice can take many years. Just keeping up with your content strategy, and …

Episode 82: The Art of the Cold Call

When my cell phone rings, I often joke with my kids that it’s probably my good friend Potential, Potential Spam. …

Episode 81: The Essential Marketing Method for Creatives

As creatives we help our clients by producing ads, layouts, web pages, photos and other media for them to use …