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I have been a little quiet on the blogging front for the past week or so. Life has been full to bursting! It’s been an amazing week. I turned 50 on Tuesday and today I am launching a brand new book. And if that’s not enough excitement, my husband and I signed up for the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon and started our training this week. It has been a busy, fruitful week full of celebration. I have received so much love and support from my community that I want to be able to give back.

Here’s a short excerpt from the introduction: “This book was written specifically to help creative women entrepreneurs like you attract more cash and clients. Why did I target creative women entrepreneurs? As a creative entrepreneur myself, I understand your pain and your challenges when it comes to marketing yourself. My mission is to help creative women entrepreneurs build profitable businesses that create the freedom, flexibility, and financial independence they dream of.

Current statistics show that there are close to 10 million women-owned businesses, but on average, women-owned businesses don’t have a high rate of success. Did you know that of those 10 million businesses, only 6 percent will ever reach the six-figure mark? Even sadder, only 2 percent of women-owned businesses ever reach the seven-figure mark. In fact, over 50 percent of women never exceed $25,000 dollars a year in revenue. It doesn’t have to be that way.

I would like to turn these statistics upside down and see more and more women entrepreneurs break through to their first $50,000, $100,000 and yes, even 1 million in revenue in their business.”

Free Kindle Book – download today!

First, I would love for you to have a free copy of my book! You can download it today for free on Amazon.com.

Second, in honor of the festivities this week, I am hosting a fun giveaway with a sneak peak at some of the content in the book The Artful Marketer!

Ready to get Creative and Win!?

I’m holding launch festivities for my new book THE ARTFUL MARKETER: THE FUNDAMENTAL BUSINESS GUIDE FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS for the next 4 days. The magic is happening ONLINE so anyone can join us for the party! Today is day 1.

Simply comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win a one-year membership to my brand new virtual program: The Artful Marketer’s 6-Figure Breakthrough Club. ($397.00 value) You will get a full year of coaching, accountability and content to support you in your 6-figure breakthrough in 2015. Program starts February 1, 2015.

I will be giving away one membership each day for the next 4 days, so be sure to come back again for tomorrow’s post. Please share this contest with your friends and colleagues.

TODAY’S QUESTION IS:

What makes a creative entrepreneur different from any other woman entrepreneur? Take a look at the following checklist. If you agree with three or more of the statements in this list, you are a creative entrepreneur (and you will love my book, no boring business plans!)

  • I am a visual or kinesthetic learner.
  • I consider myself to be right-brained.
  • I am always so full of ideas I feel like I can barely contain them.
  • I can see connections between people or ideas that other people don’t see.
  • I consider myself to be highly creative in my work and in my life.
  • I am passionate about what I do.
  • I am not a linear thinker. I struggle with structure and systems.
  • I prefer to work alone or with a collaborative team.
  • I love to go with the flow and not follow a rigid schedule.
  • I find certain aspects of building a business—like creating a budget or selling my services—to be frustrating.
  • I am easily overwhelmed by too many details.

Share in the comments below which of these statements you most identify with and why.

Okay, comment away! Winners will be selected + announced Wednesday, January 21!

Creatively yours,
Minette

Don’t forget to download your FREE Kindle version of The Artful Marketer: The Fundamental Business Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs today. Just click here!