It’s past time we remixed the entrepreneur archetype. The tried-and-true definition of an emerging or aspiring business owner feels tired. The modern entrepreneur is a mover, shaker and doer who’s not content with simply breaking all the rules. Our 52 trailblazers featured in the October issue are rewriting the rules, tearing them up and doing it all over again. It’s creation at its purest, because the fruits of one’s hustle are not actualized overnight or by following one jet-lagged recipe. It’s no longer adequate to measure entrepreneurs by the brick-and-mortar spaces they manifest or the jobs they create. Those are all important elements but fall short of what it truly means to build something — often with blood, sweat and tears. Whether you’re revamping the vintage clothing industry, introducing a fresh dining concept, cultivating an advocacy-focused creative agency or advancing the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the only thing that matters is freedom — the freedom to march to the beat of your own badass drum. Read our full rundown of trailblazers here.
To Danielle Glosser, art in a space doesn’t mean just decoration — it’s a relationship between an artist and a space, and it’s important. Client Raiser works with artists on the business side of their career, and works with clients to attain art that means something to them.
Advice that keeps you hungry
Both of my parents were entrepreneurs. My mother was a diversity trainer for law enforcement across the country, and my father sold amusement park rides around the world. They instilled in me the notion that your professional dreams will never be realized if you know what your paycheck is going to be every week.
What your day is incomplete without
Chocolate. It is a food group.
Your power outfit remix
Clothing unto itself is powerful as it can influence your self-esteem. Therefore, anything that makes you feel comfortable and confident is the most solid choice.
What every entrepreneur needs
While entrepreneurs need to be risk takers, flexible, and driven, the most important skill for them to hone is honesty. Honest with themselves and others about their aspirations, skill set, and boundaries.
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