Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in arts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rita Crawford, Owner of Rita's Art Therapy Studio, located in Arlington Heights, IL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I have an art studio for painting pictures where all ages are welcome.

Tell us about yourself

I've been in love with painting since I was a young child. It's so relaxing and fun, and sharing this with others is what keeps me coming in to work every day.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making my family proud and having my customers wanting to come back to enjoy my art space again and again.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The hardest thing was getting started and having family and friends believe in me and support me.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Don't give up on your dreams.
  2. Have a support system.
  3. Take it day by day. It takes time to grow your business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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