The creative’s guide to small business basics

Whatever your passion, it pays to be both a creative practitioner and a practical businessperson.

Painter, potter, designer, writer, editor, 3D printer – you love your creative practice and believe the time is right to take the next step. You’re ready to ditch the day job and become a full-time self-employed creative. Congratulations!

Inevitably, your creative practice is only sustainable and financially viable in the long term if you think of it as a business. The ability to think like a businessperson is essential if you are to survive and prosper as a sole trader in the freelancer and gig economy.

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Dr Diana Carroll
About the Author
Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the SMH, the Oz, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.