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Julie Wilson Stofan – Photography
When I first interviewed Mrs. Stofan she didn’t think she was an entrepreneur. She thought that she was a girl with a camera. She started this because she took good photos and all of her friends pressured her into doing it. When I said she was going to be published, she stated, “I really don’t think I’m a good candidate for Continue reading
Sattar Buksh (Sat-tar Bux-sch) is a Pakistani restaurant/café and merchandise seller based on indigenous Pakistani art and “the common, wise man on the street who has a strong entitled opinion on Continue reading
Jeremy Enlow: Jeremy Enlow Fine Art Photography and Steel Shutter Photography
Jeremy Enlow is an advertising, media, and fine arts photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the owner and founder of both Jeremy Enlow Fine Art Photography and Steel Shutter Photography. I chose to interview Jeremy because, after shadowing him on photo shoots on numerous occasions, I learned that he is not only a talented photographer but has created a very successful business.
Jeremy did not have a business plan when he started his businesses because he said he feels business plans aren’t necessary unless Continue reading
Interviewee: William Armstrong
Company: Access 17 Apparel (Graphic Design Screen Printing Company)
Did you have a business plan when you started your business?
I didn’t actually have a business plan when I started, I have a twin brother and in his senior high school they are allowed to make and sell t-shirts to Continue reading
Taylor Miller is the founder and designer behind Hazen Jewelry. She started her entrepreneurial career at the age of nine by creating jewelry with her grandmother’s beads and dental floss. She attributes one of her biggest breaks to her first show in Oxford, Mississippi. What was once a stress-relieving hobby is now her life’s work. Her freshman year at SMU she decided that she wanted to make this business her career. Because she started very young, she did not have a business plan. She now says that she periodically reviews, reevaluates, and maps out how to better Continue reading
Questions with Rick Gantley, iQon Productions:
Michael: Did you have a business plan when you started your business? Or did you use any other form of business mapping to get started?
Rick: Not initially no. The business had been started very small by a friend who really needed to supplement his income as he went through college. It was about four months into “assisting” him run and expand it that he felt that he could not take Continue reading
Interview with Deborah Sawaf- Founder of fine Accessories Company Thalé Blanc
Thalé Blanc is a fine accessories company founded by Deborah Sawaf herself in 2010.
- Did you have a business plan when you started your business?
Yes, I absolutely did! I am an artist. Most artists are driven by emotions, and in the past I’ve tended to sway in different directions and it took me longer to achieve my goals. When I was 23, I already had a couture line, but it was more of a hobby than a business. It could have turned into a business, had I taken professional advice Continue reading