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Useful Links

Stop Googling! This page contains some fantastic on-line resources, which will leave you bookmarking and printing out Web pages for weeks. Want to cut down on some time and go directly to the hot stuff? With the exception of "Associations/Member Organizations" and "Copyright & the Law" (for obvious reasons), links marked with a "star symbol" are sites that I would highly recommend before all others.

» Administrative, Management & Productivity
» Associations / Member Organizations
» Business Resources for Artists
» Business Resources for Healers
» Business Resources for Writers, Filmmakers & Musicians
» Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Technology
» Copyright & Legal Resources
» Financial Management
» Fundraising & Non-Profits
» Publicity & Promotion
» Web Development

Illustration by Hugh MacLeod of GapingVoid

Illustration by Hugh MacLeod

Administrative, Management & Productivity

star symbol Bento
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DIY Planner
star symbol eArtist Business Management Software
Flick! Management Software for Visual Artists
Get Organized Wizard
GYST: Business Software for Visual Artists
star symbol TeuxDeux (an awesome browser-based to-do list application)
star symbol Rock Your Day: Time Management Tips & Business Productivity Techniques
Wild Apricot: Membership Management Software
Zen Habits: Simple Productivity

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Associations / Member Organizations

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario Chapter
CARFAC Ontario: The Professional Association of Visual & Media Artists
Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Toronto Body Mind

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Business Resources for Artists

star symbol Art Biz Blog
star symbol Art Business
Art Heroes Radio
Artists* at Work: A Professional Practices Blog
Artrepreneur Coach
star symbol Better, Smarter, Richer Blog
Canada Arts Connect
star symbol Crafted Webmaster
Emerging Arts Professional
Edward Winkleman: Art, Politics, Gossip, Tough Love
star symbol Empty Easel: Practical Advice for Artists
Entrepreneur the Arts Blog
Hill Strategies: Research for the Arts
star symbol Joanne Mattera Art Blog
Modish Biz Tips
Professional Artist

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Business Resources for Healers

star symbol Awaken Your Entrepreneur Blog
Enlightened Marketing

star symbol Healthy Marketing
star symbol Heart of Business Blog
Living Your Purpose Blog
Radical Business YouTube Channel

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Business Resources for Writers, Filmmakers & Musicians

The Buzz Factor
star symbol Canadian Filmmaker
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DIY Book
star symbol Film Funding Club Blog
star symbol Full-Time Author
Make a Living Writing
star symbol No Media Kings
Trevor Fisher
star symbol Workbook Project: An Open Creative Network

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Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Technology

star symbol A Lifetime of microBusiness
crowdSPRING blog
.docstoc: Documents for Small Business & Professionals
Dosh Dosh: Internet Marketing
Dumb Little Man: Tips for Life
e-Junkie.Info: Small Business. Self-Publishing. e-Commerce
star symbol FreelanceSwitch: The Business of Freelancing
star symbol Freelance Folder
star symbol Gaping Void
star symbol Get Clients Now
star symbol HubSpot's Inbound Internet Marketing Blog
star symbol Itty Biz: Small Business Marketing Ideas
star symbol More Clients Blog: Action Plan Marketing
One Woman Marketing
Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
star symbol Remarkable Communication
star symbol Ries' Pieces: On the Business of Branding
Seth Godin's Blog
star symbol Small Business: Canada
Survey Monkey: Free Online Survey Software & Questionnaire Tool
The Boss of You: For Women Who Run Businesses
star symbol The Launch Coach

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Copyright & the Law

Access Copyright
Clancco: The Source for Art & Law
Creative Commons
Digital Copyright Canada
VALCO: Visual Artists' Legal Clinic of Ontario
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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Financial Management

star symbol Abundance Bound: Financial education for actors, artists & creative professionals
Artbooks: Financial Management for the Arts
Loose Change: Financial Therapy
Mint: Free Personal Finance Software
The Simple Dollar

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Fundraising & Non-Profits

star symbol Arts Marketing for Non-Profit Arts Organizations
Big Online America
Business for the Arts
Canadian Directory to Foundations and Grants
star symbol Charity Village
star symbol Community Foundations of Canada
star symbol Imagine Canada
Non-Profit Guides
Nonprofit & Philanthropy Good Practice
star symbol Nonprofit Library Commons
Not-for-Profit & Charity Law
star symbol queer ideas: a bloody good fundraising blog
Stewardship Canada
star symbol TechSoup: The Technology Place for Nonprofits
Voluntary Gateway Vitality
Volunteer Canada
Work In Culture

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Publicity & Promotion

Akimbo: Art Broadcasts
Blog Talk Radio: Free Internet Radio & Social Broadcasting
Instant Coffee (E-mail Lists)
star symbol Press Release Grader
star symbol The Publicity Hound: Tips, Tricks & Tools for Free Publicity

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Web Development

ArtBiz: Websites for Creative Types
star symbol Campaign Monitor Blog
star symbol Concrete5: Open Source CMS
CSS Beauty
star symbol Dynamic Drive DHTML
Frog: Open Source CMS
Gareth Bate Design
HTMLSource: HTML Tutorials
star symbol HTML Basic Tutor
IE NetRenderer: Browser Compatibility Check
star symbol ReadWrite Biz Channel
TechSoup Canada
W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
star symbol Website Grader SEO Tool

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