Over the past 15 months, we’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs from throughout the arts economy. In the 60+ podcast episodes we’ve released, themes are beginning to appear—and so far, those themes are occurring across all arts disciplines and around the world. The theme we’ll address in this post is the encouragement to take that first step on your journey as an arts entrepreneur. Or to paraphrase the many responses we’ve received, “Just start!”
What holds people back from starting? Here are some reasons I’ve been told in conversations with students and entrepreneurs, and my counterpoint:
If you’ve not started your entrepreneurial journey, what’s holding you back? Just Start! You’ll figure it out.
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