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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

May 20, 2024

In this episode of Art & Cocktails, Kat shares an exclusive excerpt from the book, "Creative Business Handbook." Diving into Chapter Five, she explores essential sales strategies that every creative entrepreneur needs to know.


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Key Takeaways:

  1. Overcoming Emotions and Fear:

    • The importance of managing emotions and overcoming fear when launching new products or services.
    • Tips on creating positive energy and pushing through insecurities.
  2. Effective Launch Strategies:

    • Different approaches to launching, such as limited-time offers and keeping products available year-round.
    • How to choose the right strategy for your business model.
  3. Pricing Structures:

    • Discussion on high-ticket versus low-ticket items.
    • The strategic use of discounts to incentivize customers and boost sales.
  4. Building Confidence:

    • Encouragement to have confidence in your business and its value.
    • Focusing on serving clients and providing exceptional value.
  5. Personal Experiences and Lessons Learned:

    • Kat shares her journey and the importance of starting scrappy.
    • Why expensive design and other perceived necessities shouldn't hold you back.


Tune in to this episode for practical advice, personal anecdotes, and motivational insights to help you launch and grow your creative business with confidence. Don't miss the chance to learn from Kat's experiences and take your sales strategies to the next level.


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