How Two Guys Run A Small Business Without Prior Business Experience

August 16, 2010

12:47 pm

Have you ever worked at a job and thought “I could run this place better”? Robert Groth and Carter Robins did just that.

Robert and Carter are technical theater guys (not business guys). While working on a theater show 3 years ago and seeing how much the company they were working for was making off their work building the set, they realized they could make more money and do a much better job if they opened their own shop.

So they did. Three years ago, Robert and Carter opened Crosstown Scenic, a shop Chicago that builds scenery for theater, displays, television shows, and movies. But how did two guys with a background in technical theater and zero business knowledge successfully open their own scene shop and become their own boss?

How did two guys with a background in technical theater and zero business knowledge successfully open their own scene shop and become their own boss?  Watch my video interview with Robert and Carter below to find out.

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Tim has conducted over 150 interviews on BeyondThePedway.com, a website he founded for creative entrepreneurs to learn from the successes, failures, and journeys of fellow creators. Follow Tim on Twitter @timjahn.

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