Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in arts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Michael Fields, Founder of Fields Of Art, located in Chandler, AZ, USA.

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

My business is Fields Of Art, and I am a storyteller using portrait art. My customers are people who want to tell or share a story of someone special to them and the people that they come in contact with.

Tell us about yourself

What first got me started was the love of drawing. I love the challenge of trying to bring someone's likeness and personality to life! To me, there's no more difficult challenge than to bring the likeness and personality of someone that is known. The viewer already has an expectation of the outcome of the work being presented. What motivates me every Single Day is that there are so many stories to tell and need to be told and the desire to keep improving in my craft.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishments have been and continue to be the work I create has provided me opportunities to be in rooms that I would have never been in, meet people I would have never met personally, and do some Good Locally, Nationally, and Internationally with the talents I've been blessed with!

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

The hardest thing about being a business owner is owning your business! The decisions and time commitments determine the success of your business and the outcome for your family's future.

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

  1. Know Yourself (What is your Why?).
  2. Know the Business that you are pursuing.
  3. Define your own Definition of Success.

Where can people find you and your business?


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