Why Guild It KC?!

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GUILDit, a forum where artists talk about growing their business, has made its mark in KC.

GUILDit Fits Into What Is Happening, In…

    – KC Art:

  • Which has been rated #1 in the highest percentage of visual artists per capita
  • Was #3 in the concentration of professional theaters in 2015

    – KC Entrepreneurship:

  • Was rated in the top 5 among 50 global cities as a best city for entrepreneurship
  • Has been rated as a top 10 city for start-ups

    – US Art Entrepreneurship:

  • More than 6 in 10 artists are self-employed,
  • On average 15% of artists founded their own company

    – US Entrepreneurship:

  • Has over 80% of businesses owners are sole-proprietors
  • Ways entrepreneurs look externally for advice: 52% from individual mentors; 51% from social networks; 44 percent from trade associations; 36% from business advisors; 31% from the Internet and 27% from Chambers of Commerce.

What is being said about GUILDit: 

  • 60% say they learn from other art entrepreneurs at GUILDit
  • 50% say they come to connect with other artists
  • 40% come to check-out the KC art scene
  • That it is an excellent networking opportunity for artists, educators and entrepreneurs

To support more of GUILDit happenings Like Us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Goguildit and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/goGUILDit.


References: Endyclopedia.com 2015; VisitKC.com 2014 article “America’s Creative Crossroads” ; Strategic National Arts Alumni Project 2015; The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV report 2012; 2015 Fortune article “The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in America