Category Archives: Business

“Women’s Business Expo” Coming in March

The Rocky River Ladies Lunch & Networking (a fast-growing Cleveland network group) invites you to attend the 2nd Annual Women’s Business Expo on March 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Bring your business cards to enter raffles from each of the vendors, or if you would like to become a vendor yourself, visit here to secure a space… Read more »

September 2018 Meeting Wrap-up — “Successfully Selling Art”

by Carlo Wolff A panel of experts in art sales explored an array of tools and options at the monthly Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group meeting at the Garfield Heights Library. Some 40 people gathered September 28 as moderator Linda Barberic of Keith Berr Photography led the panel through a discussion of popular online sales platforms, including Fine Art America,… Read more »

Bookkeeping Made Ease-y

The program for the August monthly meeting, “Interactive Bookkeeping Workshop for Graphic Artists and Small Business,” was a very informative and productive gathering of CDPUG members at BudgetEase, an experienced group of bookkeepers located in Shaker Heights on Lee Road. In an expansive and airy space with many windows open to the busy street, Kathy Dise, president of BudgetEase, divided… Read more »

Register Now for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Selling Clinic

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is presenting a selling clinic on Thursday, September 13, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. EDT Learn strategic selling skills such as how to hone individual sales pitches, how to understand buyer types and how they translate into sales, and how to assess the value of different customer types for effective selling. Also, acquire… Read more »

My Experience with the “Artist as an Entrepreneur” (AEI) Workshops

By Jeff Poplar I have attended three AEI at Summit Art Space classes so far and the experience has been more than satisfying. The atmosphere is not one of a typical classroom—here, you are integrated into an “art space” so to speak. It is very comfortable and conducive to interaction between the teacher and the students. Carolyn Bagley, a fireball,… Read more »

The Top Mistakes Content Creators Make –And How to Avoid Them

Or for anyone at the meeting, they’re more like “misconceptions” than mistakes. Regardless, the presentation was very informative with facts ranging from copyright laws to rules on fair use. The speaker that presented is a well-known figure named Sharon L. Toerek, Principle Toerek Law (if you want to learn more about her in depth, you can right here) who is… Read more »

To Pixar and Beyond. A Book Review and Comparison to Other Titles

A book review by Spike Radway I recently enjoyed the newly released book, “To Pixar and Beyond. My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History” by Lawrence Levy. Enough to take the time to write a review and encourage Cleveland Digital Publishing User Group (CDPUG) members to read this recently released title. I have read a few books… Read more »

The Diane Rehm Show Covers the same topic as the July CDPUG Speaker!

The July 28, 2016 CDPUG program features Jenny Hawkins, visiting CWRU Assistant Professor of Economics at CWRU, talking about the topic “Freelancing in an Evolving Gig Economy.” The NPR Program, the Diane Rehm Show has recently devoted a program to the same topic. Great Minds Think A Like! Click this link to listen to the program “The Future of the Sharing… Read more »

“Freelancing in an Evolving Gig Economy”

Below is a link to a YouTube video by our July speaker, Jenny Hawkins, visiting CWRU Assistant Professor of Economics at CWRU, talking about the topic “The Demise of 9 to 5 Work.” I am always scouting for speakers for CDPUG and discovered Jenny Hawkins while attending a Sunday Morning Community Forum of the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. This… Read more »

My Life with Omni Focus 2 for iPhone – HIGTD or "How I Get Things Done"

My Life with Omni Focus 2 for iPhone – HIGTD or “How I Get Things Done” Over the years, I’ve tended to reject the “blank on a shoestring” approach to anything from marketing to time management. I personally think it is most productive to use the tools that are not only available, but best suited to achieve the desired end… Read more »