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Money Talk

with Lau Lapides

When you're a voice actor, growing your business is not just about booking another job. It's a whole process of making your business work. That process is full of potential risks, big investments...and even bigger successes. In this episode, Anne & Lau discuss making money, investing money back in your business, and fears surrounding money. In today's world, it's not enough to just be a great voice over talent. You also need to be a savvy businessperson. And that means understanding the basics of finance, including how to invest in your own business & make sure you're doing it intelligently. Money can be a scary topic to think about, and even scarier to talk about. You're not alone if you feel scared. It means that you care!

In this episode, Anne & Lau discuss money. How to make it, how to invest it in your business + how to overcome your money fears.

"I am the toughest boss I've ever worked for." - Lau

About Lau

Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. It takes courage to become an entrepreneur.

  2. Business investments feel like a leap of faith.

  3. Make sure that you are intelligently investing in your business. Understand your finances & potential risks before leaping.

  4. Financial investments often feel like the scariest investments.

  5. You’re not alone if you are scared.

  6. Even if you’re in a home studio, there are expenses that would’ve been present at any brick-and-mortar studio.

  7. When you are the product, it’s personal when there are successes or failures.

  8. The larger your business grows, the bigger the investments become.

  9. Your business is more about the process, product & service than it is about you.

  10. Be as in tune with your business are you are in getting your next voice over gig.

"It takes courage to be an entrepreneur." - Anne

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