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Callie Nelson asks, “Are Business Plans Necessary?”

The following interview series and analysis was conducted by Callie Nelson, an Arts Entrepreneurship student at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. The goal of this project was to assess if creative entrepreneurs typically start with a business … Continue reading

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Rodman Steele with Creative Entrepreneurs on Plans and Planning

The following interviews were conducted by SMU student Rodman Steele. Cary Pierce – Founding member of Jackopierce, musician  Did you have a business plan when you started Jackopierce? We Probably had a business plan for our first record… One page … Continue reading

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Briana Long and the Creative Entrepreneurs

Char McGaughy, Gold Dust Tattoo:  Did you have a business plan when you started your business? I didn’t have a definite financial business plan, but I had an idea and a goal. I didn’t have a lot of money, I … Continue reading

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Are Business Plans are Necessary…Stewart and the Entrepreneurs

Matthew Stewart is an Arts Entrepreneurship student at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. In this series of interviews, Stewart seeks to identify if the three creative entrepreneurs he interviewed began with a business plan and if they … Continue reading

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Plans and Planning? Vogel Inquires

Dann Zinn Please describe art or creative business venture you developed. My name is my business, Dann Zinn is how I’m known in the professional world and I am my own brand. I teach at four colleges around the bay … Continue reading

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Julia Batlle Interviews 3 Creative Innovators

Julia Batlle is an Arts Entrepreneurship student at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts. For the class Developing an Arts Venture Plan, Ms. Batlle attempts to identify whether business plans are really necessary for the process of entrepreneurship and whether … Continue reading

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Julia Baca and the 3 Creative Entrepreneurs

Catherine Oppenheimer New Mexico School for the Arts JB: What was your process when coming up with up with NMSA? Did you make a business plan, or did it just morph and grow? CO: I started exploring the idea, and … Continue reading

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Jennifer Mott and the 3 Creative Entrepreneurs

Are business plans necessary? Jennifer Mott, SMU Arts Entrepreneurship student, attempts to find out. Renee Rhyner Renee Rhyner and Co. Commercial Art Representation Company Did you have a business plan when you started your business? à “No, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Brook Haines and Her Chats with Creative Entrepreneurs

  Junior Desinor Founder of TOOR My first interviewee was Junior Desinor, the founder of TOOR. He created padlocks for rental properties, that can be opened by an app. So, the viewer of the house can tour the home without … Continue reading

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Do Entrepreneurs Create Business Plans?

Dan Dannenbaum I run a family law practice in Northern Virginia. I work mainly with cases of divorce and separation, marital and family law, alimony, child support, and domestic violence. Did you have a business plan when you started your … Continue reading

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