Zen and the Art of Vendor Maintenance

Danielle Vincent
| Colfax, CA, US | | 1 Comment

Would worrying about my vendor’s delay make the oil ship sooner? No. So why worry about it?

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Outlaw Soaps Unicorn Poop soap

Unicorn Poop + Facebook Insights = Huge Success How Social Media Can Help You Spread Your Brand Worldwide

Danielle Vincent
| Colfax, CA, US | | 5 Comments

When I posted about Unicorn Poop, I just sat there slack-jawed as the “share” count clicked up and up over the course of the day.

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Creative Logic: Bacon Soap

Danielle Vincent
| Colfax, CA, US | | 2 Comments

Analytics do more than just tell you how many people visited your site. In my case, they tell me how bacon soap has made my business flourish.

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From Oprah to Soap-rah

Danielle Vincent
| Colfax, CA, US | | 6 Comments

One day, I set the soap down with the ingredients facing me: Seven ingredients. That’s all. How complicated could seven ingredients be?

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Choose a Manufacturer that Communicates Well

Bailey Briscoe Jones
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Staandup Desk received valuable input on design and materials from USA-based fabricators that it did not get from the factories in China.

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Where in the World Should We Manufacture?

Bailey Briscoe Jones
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Local manufacturing can lead to greater innovation, it can be better suited for smaller production runs, it is often faster, and can even be cheaper.

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Jackie Battenfield: Make a Living Doing What You Love

Eva Avenue
| St. Pete, FL | | 9 Comments

“The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love” has been trumpeted as the bible of art career how-to.

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Piano score

Music Licensing 101

Rich Stim
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How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of “Justified”?

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Massaging bookbag

Dear Rich: Idea for Book Bag Design

Rich Stim
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if you’re trying to protect something functional (like the massaging book bag pictured above), seek a utility patent.

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Smart art

Smart Art

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When I started my first business I didn’t know a gross margin from a gross mistake.

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Working for free

We Love Your Work and We Want It for Free!

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If a for-profit enterprise is making money from folks who contribute for free, I’m immediately suspicious.

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Creeping baby doll

Dear Rich: Should I Trademark or Patent Doll?

Rich Stim
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Here is some background on how these intellectual property decisions are made by doll companies.

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Blog research

PR Basics I’ve Learned from Smitten Kitchen

Sage Harrington
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

I love using this successful blog as a model for my own online musical marketing promotional adventure.

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Float Table on Etsy

The Great Table Leg Ant Infestation Disaster Recovery

Ben Forgey
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Well-written shop policies to potential disasters are like a bed of boric acid to an ant infestation: the sort of best practice you only learn the hard way.

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Colorful stories

What’s In a Story?

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Without a connection to the authenticity and story, a project can be hard to see through the clutter.

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http://www.pyragraph.com/2013/02/sample-assignment-agreements-for-obtaining-music-rights-2/

Sample Assignment Agreements for Obtaining Music Rights A Pyragraph Premium resource

Pyragraph Staff
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Below you’ll find two sample copyright assignments: 1) a basic all-purpose assignment; and 2) an assignment specifically for musicians playing on recordings.

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