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When You Are Determined The Magic Happens with Carol MacConnell

Carol is a contemporary artist who runs her art business seemingly 24 hours a day. 

She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and started her career working for many years in marketing and advertising for large corporations. She became a full-time artist and has built a successful business about 20 years ago.

“The first step of building a successful business in arts is to stop keeping your works closed in your studio and share it with the world.”

Episode Summary –

Building a successful business as an artist seems impossible. This is what you will hear most artists saying and complaining about all the time.

The truth is that they lack the passion for building a successful business.

In today’s episode, Carol MacConnell shares how her determination has helped her build a successful business in arts. She also shares some insightful strategies for building a successful business in fine arts.
If you are determined, you will find a way out and achieve it no matter what the situations are.


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[03:00] Carol shares her success journey from starting her career in sales to building a successful business in art.
[11:09] Carol talks about the strategies she uses to build & engage with her fanbase.
[12:51] How “Out of the Box” thinking has helped Carol grow her business?
[19:06] Carol talks about navigating between the artistic and business sides.
[21:29] Difference between having a Planned Schedule vs. a Flexible Schedule.
[27:02] What does work from your happy place mean to Carol?
[28:15] Carol’s advice for artists on building a successful business.
[29:55] Carol talks about her most significant accomplishments.


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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.

Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.


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