Creative Economy Mixer at Darn Good Yarn: Photo Highlights

ACE held its February #CreativeEconomyMixer at Darn Good Yarn in Clifton Park. There were tours of Darn Good Yarn’s amazing facility, beverage tastings by Yankee Distillery and Single Cut Brewing: North Store, a performance by poet and visual artist D. Colin, and a “The Price Is Right” style giveaway! Many attendees also enjoyed the “Learn to Crochet/Knit” station as well. NYS Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner led an engaging discussion with … Read More

Recap: CFA Opportunities for the Creative Economy

Photo credit: Ken Kozak, Kendo Design On Monday, June 4th, a packed house of Creatives took part in a workshop entitled “CFA Opportunities for the Creative Economy,” and got a chance to hear from and ask questions of members of the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), and Empire State Development (ESD) about … Read More

Are the Self-Employed Happier?

Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design Ashleigh Kinsey, AK Design Guest post by Ashleigh Kinsey, owner, AK Design A new study has shown the self-employed both enjoy their work more and find it more rewarding – despite longer hours and less job security – than those who work for others. The study found that those who were self-employed were not only amongst … Read More

The Hardest Thing About Working in the Gig Economy

The Harvard Business Review published an great article this week entitled “The Hardest Thing About Working in the Gig Economy.” Their assessment? Trying to form a sense of self in the midst of several jobs is a huge challenge, as is society’s perception that having just one job means “stability.” Check out other  recent insightful pieces from the Harvard Business … Read More

Have It All: Practical Work-Life Balance Advice for the Female Freelancer

For ACE by Gloria Martinez of Integrating work and personal life is tough, but it is especially difficult for women who also happen to be business owners or freelancers. Take heart, however, knowing that achieving a harmonious work-life balance really is possible with a little preparation and a lot of determination. You must first understand that balance isn�t always … Read More