10 April 2011

Kalkidan Assefa & the 10 Top Links of the Month

Kalkidan Assefa, Sketchbook Meditation
ARTIST: Kalkidan AssefaSketchbook Meditation, illustration
THIS MONTH: 10 ways for artists to use mind mapping; 12 mind-blowing statistics every marketer should know; seven mistakes small businesses can't afford to make; the importance of using your blog to teach; and, more....

ADVICE FOR ARTISTS

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing….
by Moshe Mikanovsky | Fine Art Views | READ ENTIRE POST

A contract is typically written to protect the writer of the contract. So if a gallery presents you with the contract, you should know that the document is first and foremost designed to protect the gallery. That doesn’t mean the gallery is out to get you, only that its primary concern is to protect itself....
by Joanne Mattera | Joanne Mattera Art Blog | READ ENTIRE POST

Don’t be too intimidated by a lack of experience or education to put yourself out there and apply for shows. Galleries look for good art; your CV isn’t the be all and end all. Spring is when many galleries have their submission deadlines, so don’t miss out! Here are some tips to help you take that next big step….
by Miranda Aschenbrenner | Learn to Art! | READ ENTIRE POST

Kalkidan Assefa, Pink Lotus Isis
ARTIST: Kalkidan Assefa, Pink Lotus Isis, painting

ADVICE FOR MUSICIANS

It is important for artists in today’s commercialized music industry to do a business plan. I’m not talking about writing a book but a small document that will give you guidelines on how to progress your career. It could be as simple as a mindmap, but it is important to help avoid consistently going around in circles with little progression....
by Trevor Fisher | Trevor Fisher Blog | VIEW VIDEO POST

BUSINESS & MARKETING TIPS

It's no secret that the marketing landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years as social and mobile technologies have gone from early-adopter novelties to mainstream essentials…. So we've rounded up a dozen powerful stats that are sure to be eye-openers, if not total mind-changers….
by Marta Kagan | HubSpot Blog | READ ENTIRE POST

Small businesses are fabulous, but let’s face it, everyone does dumb stuff sometimes. Here are 7 mistakes that you can’t afford to make, especially now....
by Sonia Simone | Remarkable Communication | READ ENTIRE POST

There’s one thing your blog can’t live without. And that’s teaching. Nobody cares who you are, but they love to surf the Internet and learn things. If you’re giving away useful content that creates value for others, they’ll start showing interest in you. People care about you in as much as you help them. It’s tough to learn, but it’s true….
by Martyn Chamberlin | ProBlogger | READ ENTIRE POST

Kalkidan Assefa, Meditation in Green, Gold, Red
ARTIST: Kalkidan AssefaMeditation in Green, Gold & Red, painting
The result of a well-developed and executed strategic plan is to develop a competitive advantage. Just what is a competitive advantage? Business lingo aside, it is simply the answer to: What can your company potentially do better than any other company?
by Erica Olsen | My Strategic Plan | READ ENTIRE POST

HTML emails are a great way to keep clients posted on the latest updates related to your business or product, but they’re a bit tricky. CSS support in email clients is inconsistent. As a result, we must resort to ancient techniques, such as using tables, and inline CSS. Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of creating simple HTML emails....
by Tessa Thornton | net tuts+ | READ ENTIRE POST

The goal of your website should be to generate traffic, leads, and customers. People are going to choose to buy from or hire your company based on the content of your site, not the design of your site. Yes, the design should be good from a usability perspective, but that doesn’t mean overly sophisticated or complex.... Because frankly, the design is not what’s going to make you money….
by Diana Freedman | HubSpot Blog | READ ENTIRE POST


ARTWORK by Kalkidan Assefa (Toronto, Ontario)
Want more info on this artist? Please visit his Web site: Kalkidan-Assefa.com
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