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Company of Players

It’s been almost a year since I published this ebook, which I wrote as a framework for growing my own business.

So has dancing at work, worked for me? Well, my business has tripled in size, in terms of clients, contractors and turnover. It’s all satisfying, meaningful work that is fun to do, and I’m really enjoying growing a creative team or a company of players as I’m calling it.

I’ve had some great book reviews, and sales are slow, but steady with requests for a print version from design schools, and an audio versions from artists.

That’s going to be my focus for the next few months along with kicking off some Live to Air Hangouts . Sign up to the mailing list if you are interesting in joining.

“Ahead of her time, Helen Baxter is setting the scene of what’s happening now and soon to come for working in the 21st century. A comfort to those on the fringes of traditional work today and an ideal resource for modern learning educators.”
Meg Melvin

“As someone new to the world of freelancing I found Dance at Work to be a powerful resource. Helen Baxter provides valuable, relevant information on how to best manage every facet of small business from creative publishing tools to invoicing options. This book is a must have for anyone struggling to balance paperwork with creativity.”
Jessica L Weichler

Dance at work: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQSUPRQ

Image –  ‘Grow’ CC_BY Caleb Roenigk

Research, Learn, Grow

‘Learning may be the source of the feeling we call fun’. Noah Falstein

Learning helps keeps your brain young, and it is never too late to learn a new skill. Smart people embrace lifelong learning and just-in-time knowledge.

Sites like the Khan Academy are revolutionising how education is delivered through online videos, and universities worldwide are launching Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs.

Study course materials from the most prestigious universities in the world such as MIT, Stanford and Harvard through edX, Open Courseware, Coursera and Udacity.

Get TEDucated by watching presentations from TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) events. Visit 99 University for inspiring videos on creative and business topics, and watch They Don’t Teach You This in School for short clips from successful people.

Excerpt from Chapter 7: Research, Learn, Grow

Image: Grow CC_BY Caleb Roenigk