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How are Creative Entrepreneurs Finding Funding (or Are They?)

The following interviews, conducted by Kate Vogel, seek to understand: If these creative entrepreneurs sought capital in starting their organization What ways they may have done so, if applicable What advice they have for aspiring creative entrepreneurs.  Kim Castner: GoGreenLunchbox, … Continue reading

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Planning, Building Relationships, and Collaborating

The following interviews, conducted by Avery Alexander, seek to understand: If these creative entrepreneurs sought capital in starting their organization What ways they may have done so, if applicable What advice they have for aspiring creative entrepreneurs.  This interview process … Continue reading

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Three Nonprofit Leaders on Raising Funds

The following interviews, conducted by Swikriti Shahi, seek to understand: If creative entrepreneurs typically seek capital in starting their organization If leaders of nonprofits, rather than entrepreneurs, how they raise funds What ways they may have done so, if applicable … Continue reading

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How Nonprofit Leaders Fundraise & Advice They Have to Offer

You don’t necessarily need to be an expert in what your fundraising for, but you need to be passionate about it.  Continue reading

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Coco Bonvecchio & the Entrepreneurs

When someone is investing in your company, they are investing in you. Continue reading

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Is Attracting Capital Necessary for a Startup?

Q: What three pieces of advice do you have for aspiring arts and creative entrepreneurs, regarding raising funds?

A: Cast vision, what are you doing that is unique? What are you doing that strikes at the center of your personal passion? People always invest in people. Go to… 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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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