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CI 208: Getting Social

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This episode, Bob and Chris talk about the business applications of social media: promotion, networking, community and lead generation.

The social media scene is so big that there’s no way we can touch on everything, but we can definitely talk about some of the more relevant types of tools available, and we can certainly list a bunch of them below. The categories below are very genera…

CI 206: What’s In a Name?

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Bob and Chris conclude the discussion on Mind Mapping your business before you start working on it by asking you to start thinking a bit outside the actual business and start thinking about the type of lifestyle you want your business to provide to you. The bottom line, if you want a certain style of life and your business’ direction doesn’t seem to be getting you there, then we may need to…

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…

CI 201: Fries in a Cup

Just a catch up show with a little mail bag, some catch up of how things are going with Chris’ new business and a few other odds and ends.

We hope you enjoy…

CI 102: Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Welcome to the second episode of illustrator Bob Ostrom’s and multimedia designer Chris Wilson’s new show, Creative Independence! The goal of this show is to explore and highlight the many and varied ways that intelligent and creative people are using their talents to create and run businesses that generage income in ways that are fulfilling and often do not include billing for hourly, project or…

CI 101: Chris Ventures Forth

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Welcome one and all to the first ever episode of Bob Ostrom’s and Chris Wilson’s new show, Creative Independence!  The goal of the show is to explore and highlight the many and varied ways that intelligent and creative people are using their talents to create and run businesses that generate income that does not include billing for hourly, project or any other rate.

We hope you enjoy…

A4F Archives: The Final Episode, in which Bob and Chris set out on new adventures.

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This episode is a repost from our classic Answers for Freelancers feed. This episode is #4 from the third season, and is officially our final episode of Answers for Freelancers. With this episode, we discuss why we decided to take the show out of ‘freelancing’ and into a more entrepreneurial direction.

Well, you’ve all waited patiently for months for us to return, only to find that this is our…

A4F Archives: A Follow-up Discussion to our Interview with Michael Gerber, the E-Myth man.

This episode is a repost from our classic Answers for Freelancers feed that we felt highly impacted the decision to start Creative Independence. This episode is #9 from the first season.

In episode 8, we interviewed renowned business guru Michael Gerber, who had some very interesting thoughts on the very nature and business viability of freelancing. Michael’s remarks sparked some heated…

A4F archives: Interview w/ Michael Gerber of E-Myth Worldwide and In The Dreaming Room

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This episode is a repost from our classic Answers for Freelancers feed that we felt highly impacted the decision to start Creative Independence. This episode is #8 from the first season.

Michael Gerber, author, entrepreneur, and acclaimed business consultant, talks to us about what happens when Freelancers are ready to start growing their business into a true company; the kind of business that…

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