February 26, 2018
What To Expect From Me As A Business Consultant
by Corrina Thurston
As a professional artist and entrepreneur, a past president of the board of directors for an arts non-profit, and author of the book, How To Build Your Art Business: With Limited Time Or Energy, which was a number 1 bestseller on Amazon in the Art Business category, I also do a limited amount of business consulting.
This post is to give you more information about my consulting, including who I typically consult for, my fees, and what areas of interest I usually consult about.
If you have questions or want to talk about hiring me to consult for you or your business/organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Who Are My Clients?
I typically consult for other artists looking for business, marketing, production, display, and presentation advice, as well as how to talk about their artwork effectively.
I also consult for galleries looking for similar help with their marketing, social media, audience engagement, audience growth, events, copywriting, or curation.
Other organizations, such as non-profits and small businesses come to me for consulting as well, with similar interests as the two groups above.
What Do I Consult About?
I consult on a number of topics. Below are the most popular ones:
- Copywriting/Marketing Materials
- Email Marketing
- Social Media
- Artist Bio/Statements
- Website Content
- How to talk about artwork effectively
- Work/Life Balance (and/or Health relating to work)
- How to close a sale
- Audience Engagement
- Audience Growth
- Grant Writing/Seeking
- Public Speaking
- Professional Presentation (ie. craft/art festival display, business cards, gallery proposals, framing, labels,website photos, artist resumes, etc.)
What Does It Cost?
I frequently answer questions from other artists and organizations/businesses, and I’m more than willing to give you free advice, but if you want to get into specifics when it comes to your own business, it’s best to hire me as a consultant and sit down with me in person (or over the phone) to talk.
My current consulting fee is $35/hour. I live in Barre, VT and am willing to travel up to 30 minutes away to meet (or further, for a slightly higher amount). I usually meet in a public location, such as a cafe, or if you’re within that range (or hire me to drive further), I’m more than willing to come to your studio.
I’m also willing to do phone/video consultations for $28/hour for those who live too far away.
How Does It Work?
Wondering how you’d go about hiring me? Contact me! Let me know a little about who you are and what it is you’re looking to accomplish by hiring a consultant like me and I can tell you if I think I’m a good fit. Then we plan to meet or video/call and go from there!
It’s very simple. Just fill out this form HERE and let’s get started.