I'm still a newbie to this creative business scene, yet I've gained a lot of resources. I also know there's a lot more to come, which I discover on a day to day basis. In the meantime I thought I'd share some of the references I've come across. This information might only apply to certain people, but there's a lot of general information as well. Hope this gives some help to those that are looking!
Here's some basics: These are just a few of many resources out there (apologies if this is old news for some).
www.creativemarket.com: resource for design content, marketing content & a selling outlet.
www.vistaprint.com: all types of marketing content (reasonably priced)
www.squarespace.com: resource for website design templates (so many others as well)
www.mailchimp.com: newsletter templates, email and campaigns
www.itsminelabels.com: labels for apparel, textiles & other products
www.ecoenclose.com: sustainable/biodegradable packaging & mailers
www.globeguardproducts.com: eco-friendly packaging, mailers, custom packaging & shipping
www.creativelive.com: live online classes, ranging from creativity to business knowledge
www.laboratory5.com: resource for learning to grow your business, branding & events
www.artistswhothrive.com: outlet for taking courses and general art business knowledge
www.enterthestudy.com: branding and biz guidance
www.tbibcreative.com: branding and biz guidance
Books! Some of these books are a bit dated but the messages are still relevant.
The Desire Map: a guide to creating goals with soul By - Danielle LaPorte
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People By - Carol Eikleberry
Do What You Are By - Tieger & Barron Tieger
Creating a Life Worth Living By - Carol Lloyd
We're in a day and age when business resources are at our fingertips...literally! When I was in my 20's this wasn't the case. I feel lucky that times have changed, it's allowed me to step into my own and be the person I am now. That's not to say I didn't struggle getting here. It's been a long time coming but the tools, online outlets, community platforms and technology have all made the difference. Now that I'm here, I want to shout it from the rooftops that you can do it too!! AND YOU CAN!!!
Thoughts for next week: some nitty gritty stuff!
Have a great weekend -j