Just like there’s more than one way to paint, there’s more than one way to run your business. So rather than counting Art and Business as mutually exclusive pursuits, let’s think of them as curiously connected. For example, just as there are many different painting techniques, there are also many different ways to make your business successful. Let’s talk about these two worlds and what they have in common.
What is Art and its Significance to the Business Perspective?
What is the common denominator between Art and business? They can express emotions, create connections, and inspire change. We will explore how you can take lessons from the world of Art to help you in your business endeavors.
The reason why emotions are so important is that they create a connection between two people or more. When someone feels an emotion and shares it with others, there is a feeling of closeness which builds feelings of trust. Emotions also have the power to evoke change by stirring up deep-seated thoughts and beliefs about our lives- both good and bad. In other words, when someone makes us laugh or cry, they’re tapping into something inside ourselves that has been building for years without being expressed outwardly before now. This means businesses must be mindful not only of what they produce but how consumers feel as well.
The power of emotions is that they are capable of motivating people to take action. In the business world, this means customers will be more likely to buy something if they feel a certain way about it- whether positive or negative. For example, when Nike came out with their new “Just do it” campaign many years ago, not only did sales skyrocket but there were millions of retweets and shares on social media networks as well. Businesses need to understand how consumers react emotionally to create products that make them happy while instilling feelings within themselves that will drive future purchases too!
Artists of every genre must understand and follow many of the same business strategies and operational functions of other businesses. Planning, implementation of marketing, advertising, and sales methods and knowledge of trends, sales outlets (including artist-run galleries.), and sources for information about Art are necessities that come with being an entrepreneur in any field. Business skills are required to succeed.
Strategies for Both
Planning – Strategic planning is the Art of forming business tactics, implementing them, and assessing their impact on organizational objectives. Planning helps you make a better decision about your company’s future by providing a framework and recognizing the marketplace’s opportunities and threats. It also enables you to anticipate what might happen next to beware of any eventuality.
Marketing implementation does just that: it brings your marketing plan to life. It is the process of turning a strategy into actions and giving those related tasks and project deadlines. Implementing a social media campaign would mean connecting with Facebook or Twitter to set up an account.
Advertising – To maximize your promotion sales, you will need to use various ways to secure bookings from different customer varieties. Whether it’s a publication, website, radio station, or signboard, the advertising vehicle you’re selling will also dictate how you sell. Select specific factors about your market and match them to potential clients’ customers before creating media kits and individual proposals that increase the chances of success.
Sales method – These are the different techniques and approaches that a salesperson or team can use to sell more effectively. These are refining through trial and error based on past experiences. The terms sales process and sales method sometimes people mistakenly used as synonyms, but they’re not. A sales process is covers all the levels to get from a new, unfit prospect to a customer. It’s all about possibilities, deals, and win rates. A sales technique or method is all about skills, focus, and communication. These can be applying to practically any sales process, but they often only cover a piece of the process. Rather than just outlining steps to take, it’s all about skills, focus, and communication.
Knowledge of trends – is vital to the success of any business. If you’re always on top of what’s new, your company will be more likely to figure out the best way forward before anyone else does.
Whether you’re an artist or a business person, there are many lessons to be learned from each. Artists can learn about marketing and sales strategies, while businesses can find inspiration to artists’ ability to find new ways of expression and creativity in their work. By recognizing the similarities between art-making and running your own company, both will benefit from renewed insights into how best to make it happen.