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How to start a creative business: The Overview

In the creative world, most artists, musicians, filmmakers, and content creators spend so much time perfecting their craft that they often overlook the necessity of funding their work. The biggest dilemma artists face is that they too have to sell products and services to continue doing what they love. The concept of the starving artist no longer has to be a reality in the world of social media and eCommerce. Online marketplaces and print-on-demand companies have revolutionized the way creatives conduct business.

In this process I have mapped out 7 steps you will need to kick off your creative business. The purpose of this article is to help you:

  • Develop a solid plan before investing time and money into a new business

  • Create a sound strategy so you are well organized and are able to address obstacles as they come (and they will come)

  • Decide whether or not your ideas are viable or if you need to make changes to an initial product or service.

  • Take a look at what initial resources you may need when going against competitors.

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