Anna Vittoria Magagna Interviews Creative Entrepreneurs

Arthur Pena 

Oak Cliff-based artist has directed many projects for the city of Dallas from the exhibition center WARE:WOLF:HAUS and the music venture Vice Palace.                                                                                                    

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

All of my works and projects are just coming from my arts, working form the anxiety of it.

I like to create new projects and I have access to resources and people as curators and gallery owners and spaces to exhibit. I pull them together to create and find new ways of expression. I came back to Dallas because my family is here, I felt a responsibility for Continue reading

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Jett Monroe & 3 Entrepreneurs: Plans and Planning

The following interviews were conducted by Jett Monroe, arts entrepreneurship student at SMU. Monroe was attempting to identify if the creative entrepreneurs he interviewed believe business plans are necessary and to assess if they had one when they started. 

Meredith Baughman

Please describe an arts or creative business venture you developed.

The business I helped start is a digital educational resource. We started the business because we felt Continue reading

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Clara Loeb Asks if Planning is Necessary

Adam A. Anderson is an actor and the founder of “The Striped Heart,” a

graphic design and photography agency in the DFW area.

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

I did not have a business plan. While at SMU, I got a work-study job as an assistant graphic designer for Meadows, which helped me create and grow. I started working on projects in school and produced a show with actors and dancers. When I graduated, Continue reading

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Autumn Langston and the Creative Entrepreneurs

The following three interviews were conducted by Autumn Langston, SMU student of music therapy and arts entrepreneurship.

Kathleen Coleman

 Kathleen Coleman, MMT, MT-BC has been a music therapist for 36 years.  Over the course of her career, she transitioned from contracting with school districts to owning a private practice and a co-founding a business called Prelude Music Therapy with Betsey King, Ph.D., MT-BC.  When asked if she started with Continue reading

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Daniela Aguin Interviews Creative Entrepreneurs

The following interviews were conducted by Daniela Aguin. The goal was to identify if creative entrepreneurs began with a business plan and if they think plans are necessary.

Mousumi Tanha

What was the name of your company?

-“It was Ruptan…which is a combination of my sister’s first name and my last name. It was located in North Dakota”.

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

-“I did not have a business plan…not really…it was a clothing business…I got the idea at a party when people were talking about clothes and jewelry and it came to my mind, “why don’t I Continue reading

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Rosie Roberson Interviews Creative Entrepreneurs

Gavin Mulloy gavin-mulloy

Creative Director of Bomb Factory & Trees

Live Music Venues

Did you have a business plan when you started your business? 


Yes.

Do you think business plans are necessary for entrepreneurship? 


I don’t think anything’s necessary [for entrepreneurship], but I think they are almost required. Like I’ve seen people succeed without them, but I think Continue reading

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Creative Entrepreneurs: Plans and Planning

Brittany Harrington-Smith, the founder of the Breaking Winds Bassoonbrittany-harrington-smithQuartet

1.Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

No, we didn’t. Basically, we did it for fun. Then we started getting popular, and we thought, oh, we can build something here. Basically, everything we’ve ever done has Continue reading

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Lauren Morgan Interviews 3 Creative Entrepreneurs

Satori Ananda satori-ananda

Satori Ananda (Chief of staff at War Media & Co-Founder of Social Werk), did not have a business plan when she became an entrepreneur. Like many arts entrepreneurs have explained, the purpose behind having a business plan is Continue reading

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Kendall Kramer in the Field

 

Ryan Reed ryan-pic

Ryan Reed graduated from Southern Methodist University and is the co-founder of Visual Voice Media. Visual Voice Media is a video production company that both Ryan and Michael Gonzales started. They do just about Continue reading

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Caroline Betts with Michael Reese, Barbara Roberson, Steve Deitz

 

Michael Reese, Founder of Jack Mason Brandmichaelreese

About 4 years ago, Reese and his business partner Craig Carter started their own watch and leather goods company out of Deep Ellum, Texas. In just a few short years Continue reading

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