music business

213: What you should consider before starting a music-based business

I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life. I started at the ripe age of 6 with a Kook-Aid stand (had to differentiate my stand from the lemonade stands in the neighborhood) and moved on to my candy selling business, booking agency, restaurant and now Drummer’s Resource and Ruffini Media. Over the years I’ve learned a lot of lessons – some the hard way and some not. There are a few main ideas or principles I think every entrepreneur should understand about starting a business. Whether you’re looking to have a little side-hustle teaching drums or are trying be the next DW, this podcast will give you some things to consider before going into business for yourself.

“All roads that lead to success have to pass through Hardwork Boulevard at some point.” – Eric Thomas (Tweet this)

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