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CI 205: Personal Influences & Business Models

Following up on last week’s assignment to find and start playing around with Mind Mapping software, Bob and Chris start putting your newfound Mind mapping skills to use. We go over two fundamental concepts of reinventing yourselves and redefining your businesses; personal influences and business models.

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Business Influences:

  • Personal Interests
  • Personal Abilities
  • Spheres of Knowledge
  • Personal Networks
  • Other People who might join you

5 Fundamental Business Models that are common to many creative businesses

  • Partial Service
  • Full Service
  • Create and Sell
  • Build an Audience and Sell
  • Just Sell

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Sarah P

Hi guys. I’ve stumbled on your podcast and have been listening to them while working at my day job. Thanks for all the great tips and tricks. I’ll be looking into the mind mapping tonight. I’m trying to figure out how to profit from my skills as an illustrator in the quickest way possible. Right now I’m planning on opening an online store on Etsy to sell prints while I work on getting freelance work. Also, thanks for all the CT references. I’m originally from Granby and my husband is from Simsbury and we now reside in New Hampshire. I bought my first car through the great Yankee Flyer. Anyway, thanks again!

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