by alissaleonard

via please sir on william mangum from the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference

If you’ve been following Please Sir on Twitter, you may have noticed several tweets about the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference. On Saturday, the one day event was filled with interesting speakers and motivating concepts for any type of entrepreneurial artist. William Mangum, an acclaimed watercolorist and gallery owner, shared his view on the art of business and what it means to be an entrepreneur.

He referred to the “Art of Business” as:

A – Alliance: seeing what is possible with other people, corporations and causes
R – Resourcefulness: connecting the dots to make a vision into reality
T – Tenacity: having the fire to get started and stay motivated

Mangum also said an entrepreneur:

1. Dreams big
2. Takes risks
3. Never rests on their laurels
4. Constantly raises the bar
5. Creates value and carves out a niche
6. Exploits and identifies market opportunities