Friday, August 19, 2011

Starting your own place…

Guest post from: Kent Lara

Why don’t more people start their own businesses? I was sick and tired of sitting in a cubicle all day and all I really wanted to be doing was painting so I finally worked up the nerve a few years back to start my own professional art studio. I found a great space near downtown and converted it into a workable loft and I started renting out space to other artists, too. I had to deal with being a landlord and going to sites like to get my electricity rate down and installing a security system and logistics like that but I’m 100% happier now as a small business owner as I ever was as an art director. I get to paint as much as I want and my clients can commission directly from me so if you ask me, it’s the best of both worlds! I love doing something that’s all my own and allows me to totally flex my creative muscle each and every day at work.