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The Inner Entrepreneur

Inspiration and resources for creative entrepreneurs

Career change coach Dr. Valerie Young writes about examples of entrepreneurs “tapping into the best capital there is – their own intellectual capital.” - See article "Valerie Young on turning your interests into income" theinnerentrepren...

Eben Pagan explains mindset shifts to “take back control of your time and shift your business into high-growth mode” in new video: “Focus on what you want to create, not on what you want to avoid.” / “Focus on what produces the most value, not the most busyness.” / “Focus on 90-120 minute long tasks, NOT multitasking.” / “Focus on what will work in the future, not what worked in past.” theinnerentrepren...

Eben Pagan notes: “You have 3 seconds, maximum, to grab a customer’s attention with your website, videos, or other marketing. People are busy, and have other things to do. Talking about yourself, your company, or your product too much - or worse, not talking about anything relevant at all, has a simple result: People BOUNCE.” [leave] — From his free video training theinnerentrepren...

Training for entrepreneurs - Eben Pagan says “In this [free] video, I walk you through some of the key mistakes that people make when using their websites to market and sell their products online. Inside, I analyze 37 different websites…” One of many comments: “I'm in the middle of rebranding my site, so this advice was timely and more importantly, invaluable!” theinnerentrepren...

Tory Burch is an acclaimed designer and very successful entrepreneur, but has commented that starting her business was challenging: "It was a risk. It was putting myself out there in a way that was opening myself up for criticism. I'm a sensitive person. So, it was hard.” Read more in my article: "Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts" highlysensitive.o...

Marketing can be pretty sleazy or at least uncool, but also charming - like the puppy and horse in a Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. / Author and coach Tama Kieves writes about authentic promotion: "I don’t believe in blasphemy, but if I did, I think it’s when we invalidate our gifts, work small, or mumble about what we have to offer..." Read more quotes by her, and Ryan Eliason: www.facebook.com/...

Dalai Lama: "The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to coexist on this small planet." - This is a slide about one of the myths of business - from the free Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series (presented by Ryan Eliason) for making both a positive social impact and substantial profits. theinnerentrepren...

Melanie Duncan asks, "Have you ever wondered how some people are so darn productive? Most of us are just trying to keep our heads above water, and yet there are those people who do it all so well and with such style. Want to know their secret?" - One of her tips in this video is to stop multitasking so much. Visit her site on her Productivity Masterclass talentdevelop.com/PM

"Could you benefit from getting twice as much done each day? All of us have more to-dos in more contexts; family, work, community, yet sometimes exit the day with more to do than when we started. How do we manage increasing responsibility with the same number of minutes in the day?" www.entheos.com/...

“We all dream of running businesses that allow us to express ourselves and use our creativity, but the truth is that it’s often much harder than it looks." / Also see free webinar: “How to Use Pinterest for Your Business - 7 Strategies That Can DOUBLE Your Traffic, Followers & Sales From Pinterest In The Next 90 Days” - presented by Melanie Duncan powerofpinning.co...

"5 First-Hand Tips To Become A Productivity Star" By Nadina Lupu / "The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you need to have a clear mindset." talentdevelop.com...

Online class: “The New Business Toolbox: Help Your New Business Do It Right The First Time” By Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author. “This fast-moving class features hands-on, strategic and practical tactics every small businessperson ought to consider as she sets out to grow her business.” buff.ly/1g5vTlC

Learn more about Glambition Radio - a new [free] weekly radio show with Ali Brown for women, focused on the stories and advice from top women entrepreneurs and leaders. theinnerentrepren...

Creativity and Commerce | The Creative Mind - Creative business consultant Lisa Sonora Beam notes people may “experience a kind of mythic divide” between their creative work and business practicalities.

One of the ideas about artists that I list in my post “Artists are Crazy; Mothers Can’t Be Artists, and Other Myths” is that “Artists must be poor and sacrifice their well-being for their art.” Actor, writer, director, producer Brit Marling notes: “It’s so true that now if you want to be an artist you have to be an entrepreneur too.”

Alyson Stanfield invites artists to sign up for 6 video lessons to help you build a following for your work. Free at talentdevelop.com...

Video: "How to Fail Like a Winner" - Sign up for free Webinar: How to Use Pinterest for Your Business with Melanie Duncan powerofpinning.co...

“The act of making something new makes us vulnerable.” ... "The true secret to my success as an artist and creative entrepreneur has to do with just one thing: Creative Practice." Lisa Sonora Beam talentdevelop.com...

"Why Do So Many Successful Entrepreneurs Feel Like Fakes?" “Some people, the more successful they become, the more they feel like frauds,” says Valerie Young. [Read this article on her site: Changing Course: click the 'Media' tab.] changingcourse.co...

"Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking." - Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. Now through Sunday all programs for supporting your life as an entrepreneur are 50% off in the Changing Course Store. changingcourse.co...

Pricing and Marketing Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs // Learn about the Money Breakthrough Method Free Video Series by Kendall SummerHawk theinnerentrepren...

Kendall SummerHawk says "If you're a woman entrepreneur then there's never been a better time than now to create the money breakthrough you need to claim your success and financial freedom." Sign up for her Money Breakthrough Method Free Video Series theinnerentrepren...

Do you have multiple talents and passions? Emilie Wapnick says "Imagine having a business that allows you to focus on many of your interests and use all of your skills on a regular basis." #business #entrepreneur #multitalented - Read about her Renaissance Business program in post: Being A Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur theinnerentrepren...

Daniel H. Pink from The Science of Thriving virtual conference on making a bigger impact with your creative work. Sign up for free for live presentations (September 16-20, 2013) and recordings. www.entheos.com/...