Episode 23 – Sponsorship

Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss the ins and outs of sponsorship from both sides of the coin. What makes a good sponsorship? How do you find sponsors? And is it okay to just walk away?

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Episode 21 – Protect Yourself

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On this week’s episode, Amy, Jeff, and Bill talk about how to keep yourself and your business safe – or at least as safe as you can. With no support network in place, small businesses can fall apart when something goes wrong. Here’s how to build that support network.

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Episode 20 – Adaptation and Opportunity

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On this week’s episode, Amy, Jeff, and Bill talk about what to do when life doesn’t go according to plan. Being able to adapt and shift gears is crucial if you want to keep your Hustle going when things don’t go exactly how you planned.

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Episode 19 – A Preposition Makes All the Difference

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On this week’s episode, Amy, Jeff, and Bill talk about the difference between working in the business and working on the business. They’re both important, but when you’re a full-time Maker, finding the right balance is crucial.

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Episode 18 – Art versus Craft with Bonnie Burton

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On this week’s episode, we are joined by guest Bonnie Burton to talk about “Art versus Craft.” The art world is an exclusive club, but why is that? What’s the difference between high art, low art, and craft? If so, why, and who came up with it? And how does this matter if you’re a Maker trying to strike out on your own? (Recorded November 6, 2016)

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Episode 17 – Communication over Creativity with Laura Kampf

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Brian Prusa! You’re getting a Makers’ Hustle necklace!

On this week’s episode, we are joined by guest Laura Kampf to talk about “Concept, Communication, Continuity, then Creativity.” Laura explains that she is often praised for her creativity, but in a business venture, creativity is far less important than a strong concept and clear communication.

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Episode 16 – Life influences Art

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, David Thompson! You’re getting a 3D printed keychain from Jeff!

On this week’s episode, we discuss how art, making, and current events are intertwined. You can’t separate making from real life, and you can’t separate real life from making. They influence each other constantly. When you go out into the world and “feed your brain,” you bring that into your making and your art. The creative sense is fueled by society and the world around us. It only gets worse from here, folks. Read on.

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Episode 15 – Money

This week, it’s all Jeff all the time. Our own Mr. Moore schools the Hustle crew about money, how to be smart with it, and strategies for making more of it. Amy and Bill are also present, but Jeff’s passion really comes through in this one.

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Episode 14 – Busy

This week, Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss “busy” in all its aspects — as a positive, a negative, a brag, and an excuse. Busy can mean a lot of things. Sometimes we want to be busy. Sometimes busy gets in the way of being productive. Special thanks to Marc Spagnuolo, Andy Birkey, and Carlos from Cactus! Workshop for their contributions to the discussion.

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