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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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New Audiences, Memorization and Funding: Gerald Klickstein

Nov. 14, 2016, 12-4pm Workshops by Gerald Klickstein, SMU, Meadows School, O’Donnell Hall  12:00-12:50 Grant Writing Strategies that Succeed Organizations worldwide offer funding for artists to develop and present their work, yet many artists lack effective strategies to access such grant programs. … Continue reading

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This Wed. Night: Join the SMU Undergrad. Entrepreneurship Club!

The following is a message from the student Entrepreneurship Club Executive Board: Welcome Back Students!   The Entrepreneurship Club will be having our first Kick Off meeting on Wednesday the 14th at 5:00 pm in the third floor Dallas Hall auditorium! We are … Continue reading

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