Managing a Creative Business and Managing My Own Growth

“The only way to win is to learn faster than anybody else” (Ries, 2011). After completing my first semester of MA Management in the Creative Economy (MACE) I definitely feel like I’m winning, or at least well on my way there. I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much so fast, and the best part is … Continue reading Managing a Creative Business and Managing My Own Growth

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Entrepreneurial Finance and the Language of Numbers

Finance (n): usually associated with complicated charts of numbers that you have no chance of understanding. I was lucky that I was able to take a personal finance course during my undergrad; it was not required but I wanted to learn about finance and I had the credit availability for the class. However, for most … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Finance and the Language of Numbers

Advertising and the Role of Creativity

There was a time during my undergraduate career when I was considering a role in advertising. Not because my favorite part of the Superbowl is the halftime ads (this is true for many Americans), but because after every commercial I watched I would comment to whoever was in the room with me something like “oh … Continue reading Advertising and the Role of Creativity

New Venture Development and Being Venturous

Adventure. Venturous. Venture. New venture development. According to Cambridge dictionary “to venture something is to attempt it when you are likely to be wrong or to be criticized; to start a new activity, start thinking in a new way, or start doing an activity in a new place; an new activity, usually in business, that … Continue reading New Venture Development and Being Venturous

Intellectual Property and My Creative Rights

Before starting the MACE program I thought I knew enough about intellectual property to get by. However, after our first IP session with Nick Bennett (a Senior Associate at Cleveland Scott York) I realized that I did not actually know enough to get by and, more importantly, that being able to ‘get by’ is not … Continue reading Intellectual Property and My Creative Rights