Summary of When Talent Isn’t Enough

Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined

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When Talent Isn’t Enough book summary
You might be as creative as Shakespeare, but if you don’t understand business, don’t open one.


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Writers, artists, designers, website developers and other creative professionals think that they can succeed as private business owners based solely on selling their talent. But they need to know more than how to write, paint, draft, design or program. If they plan to work for themselves, creative professionals must become good businesspeople. Writer and freelance expert Kristen Fischer details the skills and knowledge that creative types must possess for success in the business world. Fischer does a solid job of covering essential information for new creative entrepreneurs. getAbstract recommends her advice to creative professionals who plan to open their own shops.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why creative talent alone is not enough to achieve success as the owner of a creative services company,
  • What business skills and knowledge you need to get your new enterprise off the ground, and
  • How to run your business properly.


Being Good at Business Is Creative, Too
Many beginning creative professionals think that all they need to do is let people know they are in business to make assignments and profits pour in immediately. You may be the world’s greatest creative freelancer, but if you don’t pay attention ...
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About the Author

Kristen Fischer is a copywriter, journalist and author. She has written for Writer’s Digest, New Jersey Monthly, HOW Design and MediaBistro.

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