Name of business: KoiStudios
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Years in business: 7 years
I live in the mountains of Colorado with my amazing husband, three loving dogs, two handsome horses, and the queen of all cats. When I’m not out riding, I am usually in one of the two studios at our home where I paint, throw, sculpt and shoot my camera. I am more or less a free spirit in the sense that I can never sit still and am easily distracted by my interest in trying something new. I am fascinated with color and texture which is not limited to just art, but architecture as well. I love to travel and have been to many beautiful places and look forward to seeing the rest of the world real soon.
Success in business is defined as….
I’ve been pondering how to end this statement for days. And what I have concluded is that my own personal success in business is defined by customer satisfaction and my own contentment with the creativeness that I have shared.
Let me explain: If we don’t care about our customer’s happiness, then why are we in business? I’m a people pleaser by nature anyways, so it only makes sense that this idea carries over while selling my work. This concept helps me to strive for excellence in creating my art and in working with my clients. I also mentioned that my own satisfaction is also important to the success of my own personal business. I believe that if you’re not happy with the art you have created, it will reflect in how you present the piece. For example, if I created a painting that I absolutely love, it will show in how I present it to people. My enthusiasm will shine through and others may also find the piece intriguing. But if I created a painting that I really didn’t care for, that feeling would carry on with that piece as well, making it more difficult for me to sell because I don’t even like it, and so why would someone else?
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Yes, I agree Stephanie … it’s all a part of luvN what you do and what you create!
This is the struggle, isn’t it? Creating what makes you happy vs. creating what makes your customers happy. I haven’t come to terms with that one just yet.