ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

Derek Sivers On Building a One-Person Business, Doing Meaningful Work and Life After CD Baby

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Published under Artist, Music, Web apps

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September 21, 2015

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EPISODE 39: In this episode, I talk to Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, an online independent music retailer that was started in the late 90’s. Here’s what you will learn: Read more »


From Struggling Artist Waiting Tables to Thriving Wholesaler and Ecommerce Entrepreneur – with Jamila Tazewell

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Published under Artist, Design & llustration, Ecommerce, Fashion, Wholesale

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October 13, 2014

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EPISODE 33:  Ever feel you have no clue how to start a business? Scared? Confused? Well, Jamila Tazewell was like you, but she started anyway. A struggling artist-designer living in New York and working two jobs apart from running a side business, she wanted success badly. She had no idea what she was doing, but forced herself to venture out of her bubble and contact the stores she wanted to sell her wallets, handbags, jewelry, etc. to. Once you start, all kinds of magic will happen, she says. And it did. Read more »


“Just Suck It Up And Do It!” The Business Coach Who Built Her Business By Taking Her Own Advice – with Alyson B. Stanfield

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Published under Artist, Blogging/Writing, Book publishing, ebooks, Training & Coaching

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February 19, 2013

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EPISODE 8: Alyson B. Stanfield of ArtBizCoach.com teaches artists business. How to promote. How to sell. How to crunch numbers. In the process, she’s built herself a multiple-six figure coaching business that has lasted over 10 years and still going strong. Here’s her story. In this case study, you will learn: What to do when fear grips you whenever you think of starting a business How to build an email list and grow your coaching business Secrets of building a coaching business that stands the test of time How to listen […] Read more »

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