Debra Russell, Artists Marketing and Business Academy, Artist Entrepreneur, business owner, leader

Artist Entrepreneur

In my experience the most successful people in the Arts & Entertainment Industry are not necessarily the most talented.  They are the ones who are best at thinking of themselves as Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. I invite you to choose this mindset and learn what you need to succeed!

What is an Entrepreneur?

According to a Forbes Article by Brett Nelson: This is the true essence of entrepreneurship: Define, invest, build, repeat.  But I like this one even better from Harvard Business School Professor Howard Stevenson as quoted in an INC article: Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.

“Nobody does just one thing. But the real difference between being an entrepreneur and everyone else in the world is the ability to monetize. I am an entrepreneur in the classic mold.” Gene Simmons

I believe that developing Artist Entrepreneurs is the only way to obliterate the “Starving Artist Syndrome.”

This isn’t about being famous or fodder for the tabloids.  It’s about leadership in your career, your business, your community.

This isn’t about being a millionaire.  It’s about making a difference in your world.  It’s about fulfilling your purpose. (Of course, you might become rich and famous along the way – it’s up to you – it’s your definition of success…)


Enroll in the Artists Marketing & Business Academy Foundation Program
to access the following classes today ($5 for first 10 days/$27 per month Tuition):

Foundation Program



Ready to get serious? Enroll in the Artists Marketing & Business Academy Professional Program
to access these advanced classes today ($49/month):

Professional Program

In the Hopper

Following are class topics Debra is currently considering for this Learning Track:

  • The Entrepreneurial Artist
  • How to be creative as an entrepreneur
  • Making a Difference

To suggest additional ideas, contact Debra