Being someone in the creative industry requires a huge amount of multifaceted ness. Unless you catch the eye of someone with money who can fund the different areas of your creative development such as marketing, promotion, money, administration, etc. you are basically left to do all of this on your own as well as make quality stuff. Creating art has in many ways come to require a set of business skills.
So, to help us along the way here are a few tools that could come in useful in that arena.
Intuit is a software company that has developed tools to help individuals and small businesses get off the ground. It’s the birth parent of programs such as Quickbooks. Intuit has developed a number of cool apps that can help creatives recieve and make payments on the go. Check out the apps here: a mobile payment app called GoPayment and payroll app called Intuit Online Payroll. Great for managing the business side of your work.