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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 … Continue reading

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Creative Entrepreneurs: Eva Brandys, Al Poppino, Dodie Jacobi

Eva Brandys  Owner of Park Cities School of Music and Lakewood Conservatory Eva Brandys is a Southern Methodist University graduate with a focus in Piano and Music Pedagogy. She also hired me to teach voice and piano to some of … Continue reading

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Tyler Kowalske Explores Business Plan Necessity

In the following interviews, SMU student Tyler Kowalske explores whether business plans are necessary for creative endeavors and whether the creatives began with one when they started.    Javier Mejia  Javier Mejia is a photographer and creative entrepreneur and was … Continue reading

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Interview with Alan Brainerd, Entrepreneur

Alan E. Brainerd started his St. Louis interior design company, Alan E. Brainerd Interiors, in 1984. Today, he is one of the top interior designs and continues to operate Alan E. Brainerd Interiors, handling over 30 projects at a time … Continue reading

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Interview with Ryder Richards, Entrepreneur

Did you have a business plan when you established your business? How did you go about starting your business? No, not to be an artist or gallerist. I simply found

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Interview with Rachel Pivonka, Arts Entrepreneur

Rachel Pivonka is currently a college sophomore majoring in education. She started with photography four years ago and served as a photo-editor for her high school’s yearbook staff. She expanded her portfolio by taking photos for family and friends. Pivonka … Continue reading

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Interview with Karen Blessen, Arts Entrepreneur

Karen Blessen is an award winning freelance artist and writer based in Dallas, Texas.  Blessen, a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic designer, has worked for the Dallas Morning News.  As both an artist and a writer, she has illustrated and written … Continue reading

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