Have you ever wanted to crowd fund your passion? To make an impact on the local community and teach others your craft?
For Brian Giniewski and his wife Krista, a leap of faith into starting their business and a Kickstarter campaign really paid off.
If you’ve said yes, then you’re going to love this interview.
Brian Giniewski is an academic turned ceramicist.
Unable to find secure employment in academia, Brian decided to create his own job security by starting a business.
This journey lead him to create Drippy Pots, bright and colourful ceramic pieces.
Brian focused on Instagram and taking amazing images to grow his business.
But Brian and Krista had big dreams.
To scale and reach more people, Brian and Krista created a Kickstarter campaign that was funded in 7 days.
This money is going to be used to grow their business, and employ staff in the local community.
But it wasn’t all sunshine and roses. There were challenges and lessons he shares in the interview.
In this chat we learn a lot of practical business advice from Brian, including:
- How to create a successful crowdfunding campaign
- Why creating your own business is the only real security you have
- The importance Instagram plays in growing your business
- How business mistakes can lead to new opportunities
We hope that you take inspiration from Brian's story and turn his lessons into your own actions.
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