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  • 01:01

    5 Things You Need to Know About Licensing Your Art

    in Art

    Art publishing is a big business. Have you explored licensing your images for print? This podcast sorts out the basics. What you will learn:
    1.  What it means to license your art (how it works, contractual permission, etc - a broad overview)
    2.  How to create art that works for licensing
    3.  How long it takes to make money
    4.  Basic expectations manufacturers have of artists who license their art (digital files, website, etc)
    5.  Some day-to-day realities of life in the art licensing industry (lots of competition, art changes, deadlines, quick turnaround requests, often no response to submissions...)
    Our guest is  artist Tara Reed who founded her art licensing business in 2004. She creates art that helps sell products, teaches artists about the business side of licensing and blogs about licensing at www.ArtLicensingBlog.com. She serves on the Advisor Board of SURTEX, a premier trade show for the art licensing industry.

  • 00:35

    Professional Licensing and Regulation With Jacqueline Friedman-Stein

    in Legal

    The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who previously worked for the I.D.P.R. will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. In this monthly podcast series our attorneys and consultants will share news, tips and resources.

    Topics covered in this 30 minute show:

    Introducing Jacqueline Friedman-Stein
    Examples of professions you may encounter in professional licensing
    The IDFPR and how they work to regulate professional licensing and practice
    Applicants for professional licensing and potential issues in the process
    Licensing issues when the professional practices in multiple states
    Inquiry procedures and the disciplinary process and possible outcomes
    Restoring a professional license in various scenarios

    Jacqueline Friedman-Stein is a professional licensing attorney, of counsel to the Chicago health law and litigation firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, and formerly the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as well as private law firms specializing in healthcare law and legal services in professional licensing. Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, and her LLM in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    You may also contact Jacqueline Stein for more information at (773) 631-4580 and by e-mail at jfstein@lawyer.com. 

  • 01:01

    Winners! 2015 "Best Art Fairs in America" Survey

    in Business

    ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 3rd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. Our survey is the only national online look at the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities.

    We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 25 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing. 

    Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them. Discover their choices for the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.

    We'll share the survey answers on:

    what makes a show "Best"
    why people say they attend an art fair
    why they don't attend shows they used to love
    suggestions for show organizers

    Lynn Smith, vice chair of the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago, will give her insights on how the fair garners so much enthusiasm throughout the greater metropolitan area, making it a "must attend" event. Art buyers from Florida and Ohio will also join us to tell us why they attend art fairs and buy art.

    ArtFairCalendar.com's mission is to promote the American tradition of art fairs by showcasing events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work and encourage the interaction of client and creator. 


  • 00:49

    Episode 55 Action Fitness Camp Licensing Program

    in Fitness

    In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of starting your own business, buying a franchise, or getting into a licensing system.

    The costs (upfront plus ongoing)

    Done for you vs. doing it yourself

    The Easiest Way To Start Your Own Profitable And Unique Fitness Business Without Going Deep Into Debt Or Going Crazy… Guaranteed!


    Action Fitness Camp, the ONLY business licensing plug-n-play system designed to integrate into the three hottest revenue generating segments of the fitness industry: Boot Camps, CrossFit, and Athletic Training.



  • 02:05

    Art Of War

    in Education

     The power of Art / Art as a weapon

    Sol is a artist with a vision, therefore he is a visual artist. He prides himself as being one that pushes the envelope as it pertains to the traditional sense of what a artist should or should not be. He pushes the envelope on what a artist should or should not do as well. Under the fold of the EyEcOnOgRaPhY movement Sol specializes in creative imagery, mixed media art, collages, street photography, graffiti art, and custom portrait framed artwork with a twist. At the very core of his work is the ability to enhance and recapture the moving parts, the pulse, the heartbeat of vintage antique images. Family images, loved ones, lost ones, not necessarily the "celebrity" but the EyEcOnS of your own lineage. To find greatness one only has to travel as far as that old worn family photo album located in the closet, basement, or garage collecting dust. We are all EyEcOnS for we are all direct descendants of EyEcOnS. With that being the case, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY! Join Us as we welcome special guest Sol Ra El Bey to our radio show as he expounds on why and how art is a weapon. Call in at 323-870-3897 or login at www.blogtalkradio.com/usot

  • 00:41

    Spotting consumer protection issues and litigation with Roger Zamparo

    in Legal

    The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who represent and defend licensed professionals. The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants have a network of connections with attorneys and professionals who manage a variety of legal practice areas including consumer protection. Zamparo Law Group defends consumers from deceptive and unfair business practices, abusive collection tactics, identity theft, and a host of other anti-consumer behaviors.

    Topics covered in this podcast interview:

    What is consumer protection law and how do attorneys help you recover from harm?
    Does an injured victim pay attorneys fees or collect at the end, like in personal injury law?
    What are the sources of law identifying conduct resulting in a consumer protection violation?
    A brief overview of fair debt collection laws and what types of wrongs to watch for.
    How the fair credit rules work and what the credit reporting agencies should do to protect you.
    About the Driver Privacy Protection Act and concern about motor vehicle records.
    What the Telephone Consumer Protection Act requires of telemarketers.

    Roger Zamparo Received a B.A. from Ohio University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School (where he is currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees). In his 35-year litigation practice, he has represented individuals and corporations in both state and federal courts. He has concentrated on several areas, including consumer law and legal malpractice. Please contact the Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants at (773) 631-4580 to be connected with Roger Zamparo if you have a consumer protection question or need to consult on your legal matter. 

  • 02:20


    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for Art of Understanding on Friday's. 

  • 00:40

    Protecting business owners from unseen circumstances with Christopher Gandy

    in Legal

    The Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who represent and defend licensed professionals. These featured attorneys, previously worked for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. We also host business professionals who complement our efforts.

    Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

    What are some of the unforeseen events and circumstances that threaten our professions?

    How can we safeguard our business assets to strengthen them against attack?

    Focusing on partnerships, like marriages, how can we nurture professional relationships?

    Contracts, taxation, key employees and financial markets may be beyond our control.

    Christopher Gandy has spent the last 16 years helping individuals reach their most important financial goals.  In 1999, Chris started his own financial services practice, and, since then, has traveled the U.S. working with athletes, key executives and minorities.  Chris specifically focuses on the areas of Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Investments*, and Tax Reduction Strategies.

  • 00:29

    Awakening Art in the Community!

    in Business

    Join us today for Women Lead Radio as Barbara Eldridge, your host of Trend Setting Women, interviews Lin Holzinger, Owner of Art Trails San Diego.

    In an area where art and artists flourish – they are often hidden in the less populated areas of a community. The internet has opened the door to connecting art lovers with a new array of artists and art related happenings. Lin Holzinger’s former marketing background and love of art has resulted in launching a new web site Art Trails San Diego to foster the growth, development and appreciation of San Diego’s flourishing visual arts community. It invites artists, museums, galleries, alternative exhibit spaces, and events to list their happenings to open the door to anyone wanting to experience the unique and exciting local art that abounds here.

    Barbara Eldridge is your host of Trend Setting Women, a show that is intense, informative and always interesting. Trend Setting Women focuses on showcasing women owners who play the game of business and never give up. Currently, Barbara is the President & Founder of Mind Masters, an organization for entrepreneurs to master the challenges they face in an ever-changing market place. For more than twenty-five years Barbara has been contributing to other people’s business success. Her many years of experience in the corporate world provided her with knowledge, insight and presence to help thousands of entrepreneurial men and women nurture their business ventures into thriving successes.

  • 01:50


    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for Art of Understanding Supporting Special Needs on Friday. School age children  who is diagnosed with disabilities is classfield in school to received supports & services IQ 

  • 01:01

    Keep them Coming Back - Marketing to the Art Fair Patron

    in Business

    The interested parties have come to your party: that Art Festival you have been planning and marketing for 364 days. How do you make sure they love the show, bring their friends, buy art, spread the word about what they found there and can't wait for next year?

    Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of ArtFest Fort Myers (FL) and Jenny Wright, Festival Director of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (TX) join the conversation and share their best tips for building a memorable experience for their patrons.

    We'll learn about their decisions on:

    public relations
    community relations
    sponsor building
    artist relationships
    plus what works and even more interestingly what they've done that doesn't work!

    Connie Mettler presents results from her 2014 Best Art Fair Survey of art fair buyers where she gathered data about what makes them come to a festival and why ... plus ... why there are formerly favorite shows that they no longer attend.

    Both of these events were chosen as Top 50 Events in the survey.

    Learn more about ArtFest Fort Myers. Learn more about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.