I stumbled upon a website that claimed to give some tips for starting your own art business. But it would be a bad idea to link to that website. And here’s why.
Because it’s a bad idea to start a business this way.
The article said, “One of the first steps is to develop a robust and unique idea. This will set your business apart from competitors and attract customers.”
Of course, it’s a good idea to think up (and develop) your own concept. But don’t be focused on that whole “robust and unique” part. Because that could get you nowhere fast. For example, there’s no shortage of coffee shops out there. Right? So, why would anyone start another one? I mean, c’mon. How robust and unique would you have to be to sell a good cup of coffee to people?
Anyway, the article said these are the next steps. “market research and ensuring demand for your product or service is essential. You’ll also need to establish a solid business plan, including identifying target customers and outlining financial goals.”
And actually that “market research” and “demand for your product or service” should be your first step. Once you know there IS demand, that’ll give you much more to go on when you develop your “unique idea.”
Then, the article said, “From there, it’s time to choose a legal structure for your business and obtain any necessary licenses or permits. Finally, creating a brand identity and establishing a presence through marketing and networking will help you successfully launch your business.”
Those are good ideas, but…
The information is broad and vague. And it certainly doesn’t show you how to RUN your own art business. In fact, the article stopped after “successfully launch your business.”
LAUNCH is WAY different than RUN.
Almost anybody can launch a business.
But only savvy business owners, who understand what it takes to RUN a business, can expect to be in business for the long haul. And if you’re creative, wouldn’t you prefer to profit from your creativity for as long in your life as possible?
That’s a big reason why I developed RondaReady YOUniversity. Because I know what a difference it can make in your life when you build the System to RUN a business. Or even get the best job possible, if that’s what you prefer.
I’d love to talk with you if you’re about to get out there in the business world. And I’d love for us to see if YOUniversity could help you reach your dreams a lot faster. I believe it can. Let’s find out. Click or tap that button, below, and book a free call with me.
It’s a bad idea to put it off.