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Steven Schain

BM5193: The Entrepreneur in You: A Designers Perspective

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Identify what it takes to start and run your own freelance business
  • Learn about the different types of business entities and which one could be effective for your business
  • Learn how to find local, state, and federal business resources to help you establish yourself and grow as a freelancer
  • Discover online tools available that can simplify your business operations

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

So you want to be independent? Freelancing and running your own small business can be fun and rewarding. However, there's more to it than just being good at what you do. This course is an introduction to the business of being an independent business owner. We will cover topics relating to the type of business you should form, as well as to marketing and advertising, financing, and paying yourself. Many freelance designers are very skilled engineers and artists; this course takes an approach that keeps that in mind. You will learn about community resources and online tools that make managing your business easier so you can focus on your clients.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Artists, engineers, and freelance designers who are looking to build an organized, profitable business around their skills.

Speakers

Speakers

Steven Schain

Steven Schain graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in film and animation in 1989, and he received a degree in entrepreneurship in 2011 from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Steven opened Spectralight Images, LLC, in 1989 to deliver 3D training and animation. Steven moved to Florida in 1990, where, as vice president of Computer Animators Plus, he began teaching 3D at Seminole State College of Florida. His love of art inspired him to open Gallery 611 in 1997, and he formed the Orlando Visual Artists League in 2000, remaining as president until 2004. In 1998 he became a training specialist for Autodesk, Inc., and he has contributed to Autodesk's certified training material for 9 releases of 3ds Max software. He was a co-developer of the Autodesk Certified Instructor Program and of 3ds Max software's fundamental standards. Now he develops 3ds Max and Maya training courseware for CADLearning's online training. Spectralight Images provides training in 3ds Max software, Maya software, and AutoCAD software. Steven teaches classes for end users, companies, Autodesk University, and others. Past trainees include The Walt Disney Company, Guess, the United States Army, and more. He opened Spectra3D in 2014 as a sales and support company for the Stratasys 3D printer.

Tags

Published

  • 2014
  • BM5193
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD, 123D products, Revit for Architects, Maya, Inventor, Autodesk 360, A360, A360, 3ds max

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Business Management