Rob Bennion, owner and founder of Salt Lake City-based Echo Talent Management, is thriving in a difficult and competitive industry. His DJ mixes have been featured on hip hop and electronic music stations, he’s performed and been interviewed many times on local and national TV shows, and he holds multiple weekly residencies with his jazz band and as a club DJ — with, he says, a 40% increase in revenue each year for the past two years.
It took some work to get there, however. We sat down with Bennion, who tells us how he transitioned from a struggling single father into a successful full-time artist. Here, he offers some tips for budding entrepreneurs looking to build their business.
5 Tips To Build A Thriving Business
1. Give It Everything You Have
When Bennion started in 2007, he was working three jobs and gigging on the weekends. He practiced music every morning at 5 a.m. When he didn’t have a gig, he played his saxophone for spare change downtown. He plugged away steadily, and experienced more and more success as a result. [Continue reading]