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Upcoming CSE Events

Attend a business building event and pursue your goals in becoming a creative entrepreneur. Creative Successful Entrepreneurs hosts and co-hosts several events a year to help you start the thriving business of your dreams. Learn the tools and techniques you will need to have a breakthrough year.

Cultivate Your Creativity. Attract More Clients. Make More Money. Have More Fun! 

New Year, New You: Summer Re-Charge

June 23rd | 9pm – 5pm | Chicago

Feeling a little disconnected from your purpose? Want to feel re-energized this summer? Announcing a fresh new take on one of our most popular workshops: New Year, New You  – Summer Re-Charge. Spend the day with our master business and life coach, Melissa McFarlane, to set your goals and plan a pathway to success.

Want to get a taste for the powerful impact goal setting has on your life? Watch our FREE training and RSVP for this 1-day workshop before spots fill up.

Before the event, I always had a question about what to ask for when pricing my services and I always ended up asking on the low side because I really wanted the job.  At the event, I learned so much about how to value myself and my skills, and to really BELIEVE and feel confident about my credibility and worth. Just after the event, I got a call for a job. I went in for the interview and they asked me my rate. I paused, thought about what I’d learned, and asked for the highest rate I’d ever asked for.  Without skipping a beat they agreed! That project went twice as long as they originally contracted and now I’ve been contracted again (at my big new rate)! Thanks, CSE!
Jay Schindel

Filmmaker & Visual Effects Artist

Play BIG 2018 is over…but you can still participate!

Learn the exact strategies that helped me and my clients go from struggling to six and multiple six figures! This could be the year you turn a corner in your business with breakthrough pay, class-act clients who adore and need you, super-savvy services of which you’re truly proud, and a business that’s actually fun to run — all while having a bigger impact in your world and the world at large. According to our master business coach, Melissa McFarlane, you need realistic expectations, and you need radical commitments. Most importantly, you need passion!
Before I came to Play Big I was stuck. I’d seemingly failed at promoting the best musical work of my life and had stalled for a year. At Play Big I received so much information I’d never gotten before. I was uplifted, energized and overwhelmed but excited. Now I can move forward in my life. I’ve already got so many ideas for rebooting my career!
Jill Freeman

Founder of Red Umbrella Productions