Taking Smart Risks Is Not The Same As Being Impulsive

Taking risks in your career can be a huge boon – just consider some of the huge brands that have made calculated, smart risks which have paid off in spades. But…

Do You Know the Value of Your Intellectual Property?

Arguably one of the most misunderstood elements of doing creative business, protection of intellectual property (IP) is, to most sole proprietors, freelancers, and small business owners, deeply unsexy – not…

What Happens If You Don’t File Your Taxes?

For regular workers, tax season can be a time of financial abundance. A big return can mean money toward a vacation, some much-needed home repair, or just about anything else…

6 Apps To Make Your Freelance Taxes Less Awful

Let's be perfectly clear: Freelance taxes will never be easy. But they can be easier with the assistance of technology. And yes, most organizational and financial apps require you to have…

What You Can Do With A $100 Marketing Budget

This article originally appeared on Sonicbids.  Your band is an investment. You've probably already spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on equipment like PA systems, stands, strings, new instruments, and…

The Top 5 CreativeLive Money & Life Classes of 2014

As head of Money & Life, I've had the privilege of working with some absolutely amazing instructors and--since it's my job--I get to have them teach the stuff I'm passionate…

Is Your Bank Account Ready for 2014?

It’s here. Crunch time for holiday chaos and year-end housecleaning/keeping. For the self-employed solo-preneur or creative freelancer, this is the time to look back at the year’s success — and…