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 Friday Friday Hangouts – Lost in the Woods

friday hangout, carlos castellanos, Bob OstromIn today’s episode Carlos and I talk about education and investing in your business. This issue comes up a lot around here and as Carlos and I sat down to discuss plans for this week’s show it came up again. For those of you who stopped by last week you may have noticed that the site was down. As Carlos was working hard to try and get things back on line he quickly realized that this wasn’t going to be an easy fix. We discusses some of the obstacles he faced and how he got past them. We also talk about overcoming roadblocks and addressing the things that are holding you back.

  • What kind of obstacles are you facing that are keeping you from moving forward?
  • How would you like like to see things change with your business?
  • What are you doing to address those issues?


•Please note that the date I mentioned for the SCBWI of the Carolina’s event should be the 19th – 21st and yes, everyone don’t worry I’ll be there on the correct date.

See yah next week!!!

5 Steps To Launching Your Creative Business Successfully

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Special Bonus Epsode – Freelancing On Your Terms

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Pitfalls of Avoiding the Price Conversation

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Friday Hangouts – 3 Marketing Tips That Will Get You More Clients

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How To Fund Your Next Art Project With Kickstarter. Interview – Antrese Wood

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Interview with MAD Artist Illustrator Tom Richmond

Mark Your Calendar Friday May 16, 11:00 – 11:45 AM EST In this interview we have the great pleasure to speak with the one and only Tom Richmond. Tom is an award winning freelance humorous illustrator, cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has appeared in numerous national and international publications as well as major advertising campaigns,…

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