Do you have a plan for your art business?
A business plan can help you strengthen your focus, identify your strengths and weaknesses, figure out how to get where you want to be, and understand what other artists are doing. (Check out our interview with artist Ann Rea on how to start your art business with a bang.)
We received some feedback that the business plan shared in the original post linked above felt too overwhelming for artists just beginning to think about turning their passion into a business.
The last thing we want is for anyone to be scared away from following their dream of selling their art, fearing perhaps that they must have an MBA to successfully craft a coherent business plan.
So let’s take a step back! We’ve broken the business plan down to its most essential parts. Rather than four pages, it’s a single page with the key elements you need when just starting out to give your art business a strong foundation and a competitive edge.
You can fill the form out and then save it to your computer, or print and fill it out the old-fashioned way. Let us know what you think!
Lisa, the Artist who once was a Computer Scientist. says
Thank you. This helps “step it down” from the four pages (which mightily steps it down from 40 pages!); this makes a smaller *first* step in trying to get one’s head wrapped around a business plan as an artist, especially for artists who may not necessarily see themselves being sponsored by another’s gallery anytime soon, or ever. There is already too much head-game-playeth as a struggling/starving/naive artist to get mixed up in a gallery where everyone else certainly seems a “whole lot more talented” than one currently arts upon. Oh, such criticality from one’s own head!
shane price says
This will make a great single page, rough draft, for my business plan. One that I can expand into the larger format. thank you for the resource!
Clement Onyekadi says
Thanks for this plan style