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Entertainment That Gives Back: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Charity

Jacob Weiss juggling with laptopIt’s one thing to establish a brand. In fact, that’s something many of you have long-since established. It’s quite another to construct a multi-faceted business model that incorporates elements of research, live entertainment, and social enterprise. Managing to juggle all three in your daily work life? Welcome to the world of Jacob Weiss. Of course, the PhD-touting professional juggler/social entrepreneur will be the first to point out the fact that every small business owner is capable of doing the same. All you need are the right tools and a new mindset. Read more…

Ventriloquist Tom Crowl posing with his puppet, Dangerous

Ventriloquism for Dummies: A Lesson from Tom Crowl

Ventriloquist Tom Crowl posing with his puppet, DangerousWe’ve all seen one. Whether in person or on TV, we’ve witnessed their undeniably unique craft in action. From the good old days of Señor Wences to the sold-out shows of Jeff Dunham, they’ve entranced children and entertained adults alike. But how many of us have ever stopped to think about the actual career trajectory of a ventriloquist? What might inspire an individual to pursue the puppet, if you will, and how might he or she go about becoming a respected professional in the field?

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Holley McCreary

When Stars Get Social: Holley McCreary

Have you ever encountered Member Spotlight: Musician Holleyan individual that you just knew was destined to make it big? Whether it was evident in the passion they exuded or that certain spark they possessed, you simply couldn’t shake the feeling that something special was in the cards for them. During my latest interview with musician Holley McCreary, something told me that I was in the presence of a star. As I look back at the highlights from our conversation, it’s clear that “something” was the singer’s unmistakable talent and innate sense of musicality. The fact that she’s been ranked #1 on Reverbnation for country music, well, that too speaks volumes. Needless to say, hers is a name worth remembering. Read more…

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The Best Cover Photo Belongs to…

Caricatures By Emily Anthony! Our Creative Director explains why this was his favorite cover photo from the bunch…

“It was a tough call, but in the end, Emily’s had all the qualities we encourage in a cover photo,” Brian shared. “It’s a great use of space, it’s proportional, and it tells a story.” Let’s take a closer look at each of these attributes and how you might incorporate them into your own cover photo. Read more…