Key Steps in Becoming an Entrepreneur: Fashion Designer and Artist Chandra Clark Interview
Ever wonder how to become an entrepreneur as a creative? Well A Shot of Facts episode 6: The Art of Entrepreneurship is the right start for you! This episode provides a deep dive into the basics of entrepreneurship with owner of Chandra Clark designs- Chandra Clark. Topics such as finding your niche product/service, networking, collaborative efforts, and finding personal life balance are discussed
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Chandra D. Clark is an American artist who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She earned a General Studies degree with concentrations in English, history, and African/African American history from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She also earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Technical Services from Wayne State University.
At an early age Chandra was encouraged to be creative. Her mother taught her how to sew. They made matching outfits, and costumes for school events. Ms. Clark continued growing creatively by making hand puppets, and producing puppet shows for neighborhood playmates. Throughout her schooling she was in the glee club, and participated in talent shows.
Ms. Clark attributes her natural talents to her grand-father who she describes as a “genius at painting houses”. Her original artwork and hand-painted designs are her interpretations of womanhood. In the year 2000, Ms. Clark established "One of Many Queens Productions", which featured “Original Art by Chandra Clark”. At the same time, she produced and sold her tote and book designs. She also created a series of works under the title, “Re-Connection of the Soul: Original Art by Chandra Clark”, which includes performance poetry, bookmarks, and artwork.
Currently, Ms. Clark lives and works in Virginia. She is a catalogue librarian and owner of Chandra Clark Designs ®, which features her shoe designs, tote designs, and other works of art.
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Entrepreneurial Books to Help Start Your Journey:
90 days to C.E.O: A Guide To Avoid Business Pitfalls and Unlock the Secrets of Entrepreneurship
By Rochelle Graham-Campbell
Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
By Daymond John
By Chris Hogan