Tag Archives: creative entrepreneurs

Nonprofit Fundraising Tips from Leading Experts

The following interviews, conducted by Ben Killian, seek to understand: If creative entrepreneurs typically seek capital in starting their organizations OR if leaders of nonprofit leaders, how they raise funds What ways they may have done so, if applicable What … 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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Are Business Plans Necessary for Creatives? SMU’s Thomas Beckham Decides

The following are three interviews with creative entrepreneurs and analysis, each conducted by SMU student Thomas Beckham. Interviews took place in the course Developing an Arts Venture Plan and were conducted to hear from the field, perceive if business plans are … Continue reading

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Raymer Steinfeldt and Creative Entrepreneurship

Josh Yazidan Interview- Yaz Apparel  Did you have a business plan when you started your business? The answer is no. I had no plan. I literally started with a pillowcase and a t-shirt. Not many people start out with

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Nikolaus Becker Interviews Creatives

Interview with 19-year-old Emmy-nominated Singer/Songwriter Addie Hamilton  Did you have a business plan when starting your business? “No, I did not have an official business plan but in the back of my mind my goal initially was to get my … Continue reading

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Melissa Priller and 3 Creative Entrepreneurs

Trey Bowles:  This interview pertains to Trey Bowles’ leadership position in the music file sharing company, Morpheus. Me: Did you have a business plan when you started your business Morpheus? Trey: I did not have a business plan. Me: Did … Continue reading

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Maira Siddiqui and 3 Creative Entrepreneurs

Sattar Buksh  Sattar Buksh (Sat-tar Bux-sch) is a Pakistani restaurant/café and merchandise seller based on indigenous Pakistani art and “the common, wise man on the street who has a strong entitled opinion on

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Grayson Ralph and Creative & Artistic Entrepreneurs

  Interviewee: William Armstrong   Company: Access 17 Apparel (Graphic Design Screen Printing Company) Did you have a business plan when you started your business? I didn’t actually have a business plan when I started, I have a twin brother and … Continue reading

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Roberto Hernandez Interviews Creative Entrepreneurs

The following interviews were conducted by SMU, Meadows student Roberto Hernandez Interview with Alan Davila  Alan Davila is an artisan in Mexico who works with wood. He makes small figures, furniture and even houses. He’s been doing it for over … Continue reading

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