Author: Debra Russell

Debra Russell, Certified Results Coach, Owner of Artist’s EDGE , works with professionals in the Music Industry to help shape their success. As a business coach, Debra works with performers, songwriters/composers, venue owners, agents/managers, producers, engineers, and executives. In addition to working with private clients, Debra has delivered several innovative programs for entertainment industry trade conferences and organizations including NSAI, ArtsNorthWest, TAXI Road Rally, and West Coast Songwriter. Debra Russell, Certified Business Coach, founder of Artist’s EDGE, http://Artists-EDGE.com, Certified Master Results Coach and Master NLP and Hypnosis Practitioner, uses her business knowledge and ability to facilitate change and growth to help small business owners create a prosperous and sustainable living doing what you love. Debra specializes in small business and the Arts and Entertainment Industry and has delivered several innovative programs for entertainment industry trade conferences, Universities and Colleges and private organizations across the United States and in Europe and Australia. As a fan and follower of SheOwnsIt.com, Debra is thrilled to offer women business owners her expertise in the day to day management of your small business and support in overcoming the challenges to success we all face as independent entrepreneurs.

3 Critical Skills for Entrepreneurial Success by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor In my 13+ years of business coaching, I’ve worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners from many industries, though my specialty is in the Arts & Entertainment industry. As a result, I’ve come to 2 conclusions: Not all people are cut out to be entrepreneurs / business owners Talent […]

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The Success of Your Business? It’s a Theory… by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor In last month’s article, Is it Failure or Feedback? I introduced you to a new paradigm – “there is no failure, only feedback.” That framework is the foundation for this month’s success skill: How to Use the Scientific Method to Create Success Do you remember the Scientific Method from […]

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Is it Failure or Feedback? by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor So often, we make decisions based on the fear of failure. We avoid taking risks in our business, because we might fail. We don’t ask for what we want, because we interpret “No” to mean failure. We don’t ask for the sale, ask the scary questions, or ask for […]

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How to Say: “NO” – Boundaries Part 2 by @ArtistsEdge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor I promise, with practice, being able to choose – yes or no – according to your values and priorities will give you tremendous empowerment and the freedom to create the life you want. And as I promised in Boundaries and the Power of “NO” (or Go Ahead, Be the […]

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Boundaries and the Power of “NO” (or Go Ahead, Be the Bitch) by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor The thought terrifies, doesn’t it?  What if they don’t like me?  What if they think I’m a bitch?  I’m a NICE PERSON!  I don’t want to be a bitch. Or if we’re being really honest with ourselves, I don’t want people to think of me as a bitch. Even […]

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Self-Employed vs. Business Owner – Which Mindset Will Empower You Most? by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor Many WAHMs and solo-preneurs think of themselves as self-employed.  Why? Because that’s what the IRS calls you.  When you file a Schedule C and your income is 1099 and you are not incorporated or part of a partnership, then you are considered self-employed. But I’m going to take a […]

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