November 1, 2014

Fun Business Cartoons

I love Ted Goff’s business cartoons, called “Mostly Business.” Here is one that illustrates what our fractured days as business owners and executives are like sometimes:

Mostly Business Cartoon Sample - Nice work

Ted says he has been “drawing cartoons forever, and selling them since 1980. I suppose being a cartoonist is a slightly unusual profession — but it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Not only can I do the thing I love best, but I work from home, spend lots of time with my family, and there are no meetings.”

He goes on to say, “My cartoons have appeared in hundreds of publications around the world, and have been used in ads, presentations, resumes (believe it or not), T-shirts, newsletters, textbooks and posters. Thanks to the web, I often hear from great people on every continent who need cartoons to accompany their ideas.”

Ted offers a daily rotating cartoon that is free to use on websites. I’ve added the daily cartoon code here to the site on the sidebar. Tell me if it puts a smile on your face, and I’ll keep it.

Remember, Ted is a small business owner himself and drawing cartoons is his business. So if you want to use his cartoons in presentations, on T-shirts and for other uses besides the daily rotating cartoon, you have to pay for them. But the price seems very reasonable, starting at $40 and up.

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses, and also serves as CEO of TweakYourBiz.com.

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  1. That’s a really cool profession which I can do as a side job! The image is too small and needs to be a bit bigger =).

  2. Thanks for that, Anita. I read your blog regularly but don’t often find things which are useful to a micro (me + 1 other) business in the UK. This is brilliant!

  3. Anita,

    I will add “Mostly Business” to my Pageflakes and Netvibes.

    May I do a plug for the editorial cartoonists John Cox & Allen Forkum? ;)

    http://www.coxandforkum.com
    http://www.johncoxart.com

    All the Best,

    Martin
    P.S. Thanks for relating to the EGO power review! :)

  4. Hi David (MarketingDeviant), yes, the image on the sidebar is a little small, but it’s really just a button. If you click on it, a small pop-up window pops up and you can see the full-size cartoon.

    Hi Martin, I know of Cox and Forkum — love their cartoons, too, in a different way. But theirs are more political, whereas I like business better than politics. :)

    Best,
    Anita

  5. Hi Hazel, I edited your URL — it had been misspelled. :)

    Thanks for commenting. We’ll try to offer more of interest to our U.K. microbusiness counterparts. I appreciate the feedback, very much.

    Best,
    Anita

  6. A nice little addition to keep things light. It certainly makes me laugh.

  7. I love cartoons like the Simpsons!

  8. I wonder if there he does any work on accounting professions?

    Then again, no one makes fun of accountants, right?

  9. No joke. Cartoonist Ted Goff joins widepr.com

    The world economy is facing harsh times and nearly the whole business community is stressed out. Everyone is looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, while trying to reduce costs and to raise profits. One way to do so is to use free web marketing services such as on widepr.com where you may post your business news, upload packshots, images or a logo and get bookmarks and backlinks for free when presenting your services, products or events.

    Can we create a better world? Happiness, maybe? We at widepr.com think the best way to effect positive thinking, motivate a staff and to create a friendly working atmosphere is to add more fun to the workplace.
    Just how do we do that? Learn to laugh at yourself and commonplace business problems by reading Ted Goff’s hilarious cartoons.

  10. I’m a little late, but I appreciate this.

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