Thinking Like an Entrepreneur: How To Start Your Own Business

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Filmmaking is basically a business whether you want to do it as a business or not. Even if you aren’t doing “corporate work” (or promotional media type stuff) you still need to deal with schedules, contracts, payments and all kinds of other details.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the North Dakota Home School Convention on the subject of entrepreneurship and how to start your own business. Though it’s not specific to film, I cover how my family and I got started in our various businesses, and how you can get started too. At the same time, not everyone needs to start their own business. But – as I show – you do need to be an “entrepreneur” in everything that you do.

 
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I learned a ton preparing for the talk, and I hope you did too! I’d also recommend checking out Matt Blick’s session on “10 Must Do’s To Start Your Creative Business” – he has a lot more great insight into starting your own film business.

What’s one thing you wish you would have known when you first starting out in filmmaking?

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Andrew Bartlett is one of the co-founders of Bartlett Productions, a small media company based out of northern North Dakota. He has a passion for serving Christ through the visual arts and has had the opportunity to work on a number of films as well as produce marketing materials for businesses and organizations. Andrew is also the Director of the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, where aspiring filmmakers can learn the craft in a hands-on way.

  • Josiah Blevins

    This was super helpful and inspiring to me! Thank you Andrew Bartlett, for all your time and energy you put into it! I really appreciate how you don’t just focus on the business aspect, but also link the christian walk with the business world.

    • Hey Josiah! Thanks so much for the kind comment. It means a lot! Glad the workshop was helpful!