You refine the vision.
We’ll refine the processes.

At Creative Business, we’re passionate about supporting the creative process as it comes to life. Our clients range from early-stage to mature companies that work across a number of creative verticals, including art, design, retail, light manufacturing and more. With our financial guidance, operational support and strategic advisory, Creative Business gives companies the creative space they need to grow and thrive

Creative Business was recognized in Fortune as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses by the 2019 Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and was a 2018 Entrepreneur 360 Best Company.   

About Jeanne Hardy, President & Founder

With a background in fine arts and an astute business acumen, Jeanne Hardy established Creative Business in 2005 after realizing the growing need for financial literacy in the art world. Expanding her focus over the years to work with creative entrepreneurs across all industries, Hardy has since helped countless companies successfully grow and achieve long-term financial sustainability. An alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses program, she recently completed a certificate in Strategic Leadership with Stanford GSB Executive Education. Hardy is also a member of the Forbes Business Council and frequent contributor to the publication. She regularly participates in industry events, such as Art World Conference, as a guest speaker.

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“The wisdom, guidance, strategy and other professional coaching I have received from Jeanne Hardy has been invaluable. Jeanne has calmed my fears about difficulties I have encountered and has helped me to develop very successful strategic plans for future growth. Thank you, Jeanne!”

—Clint Downing, CEO, Downing Frames

SUM Good Reads

We live in the pursuit of positive impact—not just for our clients’ bottom lines, but also for our employees, our community and our world. Check out our blog for articles exploring all the ways businesses can be better and do better. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter “the sum of i+” for helpful business resources, conversation starters, and other fun tidbits tailored to the creative entrepreneur.

Giving Back

Creative Business is an active participant and longtime supporter of the NYC arts community. We donate 10% of our profits every year to a variety of charitable and arts organizations: