Tag Archives: Jim Hart

Competitive Lemonade Stands

This week in the class Attracting Capital, students engaged in competitive lemonade stands. They had to compete, using the same product, with stands facing each other. This game is one about branding, sales strategy and

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Tips Before Launching an Arts Venture

The following are some tips to consider before launching an arts venture. If you could create anything, regardless of financial cost, what would you create? It can be as large as you can dream. It can be a stadium opening, starring … Continue reading

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Powerful Tools for Arts Entrepreneurs

Today’s arts entrepreneurs now have the potential to develop and communicate with an audience pieced together, representing cultures across the globe. One may develop a pocket of interest in Canada, while at the same time having a loyal audience in … Continue reading

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Useful Advice for Arts Entrepreneurs:

The following are fifteen pieces of advice for aspiring and current Arts Entrepreneurs. Never sacrifice quality in your artistic work and keep your skills sharp. Quality must be priority for the sake of value. Unused skills rust like farm tools in the … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Set Goals Daily

In the training of Arts Entrepreneurs at SMU, we spend a lot of time talking about goals and how to achieve them. Here are 10 Reasons to Set Goals Daily: Having clear goals (or objectives), helps us clarify our intentions … Continue reading

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Empathy in the Arts and Entrepreneurship

To have compassion is to feel for someone. To have empathy is to feel with someone, typically through having felt what the other is feeling. Empathy is an experientially based  understanding of another’s or others’ feelings and is far more … Continue reading

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Are Arts Business Plans Necessary?

In Developing an Arts Venture Plan, one of the required courses in the minor of Arts Entrepreneurship at Meadows, students each interviewed three individuals they identified to be current arts entrepreneurs. The students asked a range of questions, but primarily … Continue reading

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