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Archives July 2012 - Creatives Hub

Creativity Killer

Ways to kill creativity

I love this from Psychology Today which sums up just how natural it is to kill creativity. So much so that we don’t even notice we’re doing it. I especially like: ‘Don’t ask questions. When you ask questions, you are displaying your lack of knowledge and understanding. You wi... Read More »

The Magic of Creativity

The Magic of Creativity

Someone sent me a link to Andrew & Gaia Grants book ‘Who Killed Creativity?‘ which is now on my reading list along with many others! I then came across this brilliant video which illustrates the magic of creativity and thinking outside the box. Too much of the time, this level of cre... Read More »

Pulling it all together

Since I realised I was a scanner, I have been working through pulling all my interests together, really trying to assess what it is I like about certain activities with the aim of discovering an overarching theme with which I can then brand myself. Without an overarching theme it can be very difficu... Read More »

#1 Design for life at Peter Magnus Design

In this first episode we interview John Williamson, graphic designer and founder of PeterMagnus Design in Abbots Langley, Watford, UK. Show Notes: Over to you What’s been your experience of starting your business?... Read More »

Website Mistakes

Common mistakes when you build a website

Some of the most common mistakes people make when building websites revolves around forgetting its being made for other people not just themselves and search engines. Here are some of those mistakes with some solutions. Not realising you’re making the website for other human beings Who visits ... Read More »

Break free from 'bad fit' clients

How you break free from a time sapping client

Breaking up with a client is not something that should happen regularly. If it does, you should be asking whether you’re in the right job. But occasionally it does happen. There comes a time when relationships break down, communication evaporates and resentment builds between both parties. You... Read More »

Getting paid

How to make sure you get paid on time

When I started out running my own business back in 1997 (actually it was a joint venture with my brother) one of the biggest struggles we had -after acquiring clients was getting them to pay on time. Depending on the size of business, most would take over 30 days to pay -which were the standard ... Read More »

Drinks and Links Networking

Hello. I’m Richard and I’m a Scanner. You?

What I learnt that night changed my concept of work forever. The place was buzzing. It was filled with mainly people in their 20’s and 30s sharing a drink and discussing everything from their new business startup to the compatibility of christianity and hypnotherapy! I kid you not. The place w... Read More »