Finances

How to Prepare for a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign, an Interview with Ariel Hyatt

artists-marketing-business-academy-interview-with-expertsIn today’s DIY Music Business, many artists are looking to crowd funding to replace the financing that a record deal used to provide. But the success rates of crowd funding efforts in the music industry are not all Amanda F. Palmer stories. It’s not the get rich quick solution to your financial woes.

Luckily for us, Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR has studied this question and is going to share a few of her Crowd Funding Success Secrets with the members of the Artists Marketing & Business Academy Professional Program.

In this Interview with an Expert you will learn:

  • The 3 biggest Crowd Funding mistakes
  • What you must have in place before you begin your Crowd Funding Campaign
  • How to choose which Crowd Funding site to use for your campaign – Kickstarter, Indiegogo, where to start?

Is Crowd Funding the right method at the right time for your next project? In this interview Ariel will give you the criteria for making a sound business decision for your career.

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How to Manage Cash Flow for Your Art Business

Artists MBA, Professional ProgramDo you know the number 1 reason businesses fail?  Cash Flow. Or to use business terminology, insufficient capital or operating funds.

Knowing how to manage your finances (business and personal), manage your cash flow and plan your cash flow management is critical to your success.

In this class Debra will show you how to take your business beyond the gig-to-gig, sale-to-sale mentality and build a financial foundation that generates prosperity and a sustainable career. Are you ready for the big time?

You’ll learn:

  • How to break out of the time for money trap
  • How to plan for the cyclical nature of your cash flow
  • The difference between good debt and bad debt
  • The benefits of separating your personal and business finances
  • How to make the most of your tax deductions
  • Getting your financial house ready for the big time!

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Money Management: Building Your Financial Foundation

Artists MBA, Foundation ProgramMany of us think our trouble with money is that we just don’t have enough.

If we had more money, our problems would disappear. But the vast majority of lottery winners are broke within 3 years.

The problem isn’t the money – it’s how we think about, manage, and use this essential resource.

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Shift your internal beliefs to become a money magnet
  • Apply the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. action plan to your unique goals to achieve financial freedom and success
  • Build systems to streamline your money management
  • Design a game plan that produces and sustains financial freedom

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Debra Recommends The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

Debra Russell recommends, finances, money management,

Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying

by Suze Orman

When Suze Orman was 13 she watched her father dive into the flames of his burning take-out chicken shack in order to rescue his cash register. In that moment Orman learned that money was more important than life itself. And so it became her quest to be rich. But years later, when Orman became a wealthy broker with a huge investment firm, she was profoundly unhappy. What went wrong? She had not yet achieved financial freedom. In her nine-step program, Orman covers the ingredients to financial success–confronting our beliefs and fears, learning the nuts and bolts (and insiders secrets!) of savvy management, and finding the spiritual trust that leads to abundance.

While Suze Orman tends to take a conservative and middle-class approach to money management, this book serves as a great first step to put the foundations in place from which to build.

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Debra Recommends Cashflow Quadrant

Debra Russell recommends, business success, financial freedom, Rich Dad

Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom

by Robert Kiyosaki

This brilliant look at the four kinds of business people had a significant impact in how I think about myself and my business as well as what I teach in Business Management for the Creative Mind

The Cashflow Quadrant is the follow-up guide to finding the financial fast track that best works for you. It reveals the strategies necessary for moving beyond just job security to greater financial security by generating wealth from four selective financial quadrants.

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