How to make ideas happen

Three creative entrepreneurs – the founders of Parlour Gigs, Underground Cinema and Envato – share how they got started; how they got funding, and how you stay on track.
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The art of entrepreneurship has been described as creating ‘something from nothing’. But, the reality is that you need a little ‘something’ to get the ball rolling. Three creative entrepreneurs whose careers cross the music, experience and tech industries explain how they found their sustainable revenue sources, remained unique and saleable, and adopted risk beyond the cliché of learning from your mistakes.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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