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You may be ignoring the most important parts of your business

I love creatives and creators. They are constantly pushing boundaries, developing things the world has never seen, and sharing their talents with the rest of us. Some are so committed to sharing their work with the world via social media and other platforms that they don’t stop to assess the value of their work or how to immediately monetize it. In the words of Jay Z, every creator should consider themselves a business, man, and this post outlines how to identify the value in new creations.

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Beyoncé Put on a Clinic for Content Creators Today: 3 Lessons from #BeyonceHomecoming and #Beychella

As many of us were minding our own business in the wee hours of Wednesday, April 17, Mrs. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was preparing to come for all of our necks, edges, and lives with the release both a 137-minute documentary and concert film, titled Homecoming, AND a live album featuring songs from the concert, aptly titled Homecoming: The Live Album. As I was watching all of this transpire, it made me think a lot about content creation and how masterfully Beyoncé was using and re-using hers. HIt the link for three lessons I see for content creators from Professor Knowles-Carter.

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Business Advice From Janice Bryant Howroyd

One bio I’ve been amazed by for years is that of Janice Bryant Howroyd. If you’ve never heard of her, you should Google that name. Mrs. Howroyd serves in many capacities, including as an entrepreneur, educator, ambassador, businesswoman, author, and mentor. Born in a small, segregated North Carolina town called Tarboro, she rose to become the first African-American woman to build a $1 billion business.

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The Art of the Hustle, c/o Kim Kimble

The internet shared with me that Kim Kardashian paid celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble $2500 to teach her how to braid her daughter’s hair in a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The entrepreneur in me rejoiced, because this is exactly the kind of thing I’ve been working with my clients on recently. Entrepreneurs, there’s nothing wrong with knowing your value. As Kim Kimble has shown, there’s also nothing wrong with charging for it.

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