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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Oct 3, 2022

Summary:

Welcome to another great episode of Startup Junkies!

On this episode, hosts Davis McEntire, Jeff Amerine, and Victoria Dickerson sit down with Amy Keever, owner of Amy Keever Gallery, a unique Parisian art salon located a block off the Bentonville square. Amy is a primarily self-taught glass mosaic artist of twenty-one years who prides herself in creating one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces. Throughout the episode, Davis, Jeff, Victoria, and Amy discuss balancing a business that is also your creative outlet and how to reignite your creativity when you’re feeling uninspired.

 

Show Notes:

(1:02) Introduction to Amy

(1:11) About Amy and Amy Keever Gallery

(2:54) Being a Business Owner and an Artist

(4:56) Future Plans for Amy Keever Gallery

(6:20) The Gallery’s Ideal Customer

(8:38) Balancing a Business as Your Creative Outlet

(10:57) How to Refuel Your Creative Side

(13:04) Mentoring Young Artists

(15:12) What Comes Next 

(18:20) Advice to Aspiring Artists

(21:14) Closing Thoughts

 

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Davis McEntire

Jeff Amerine

Victoria Dickerson

Amy Keever

Amy Keever Gallery

 

Quotes:

“As a small business owner, you don’t have that boss to tell you, ‘This is how you have to do this.’ So, setting up systems was a big deal for me. I have a vision book that I keep the year’s goals and everything in.” - Amy Keever, (4:06)

“I think when you have a passion like that, it’s really hard, you’ll do anything to keep that. I’ve always said my dream is like a baby and it’s my job to protect that baby…There are some things that are not fun, but I know they get me to my end goals.” - Amy Keever, (8:38)

“I always said I wasn’t necessarily the most academic teacher, but I could motivate a kid. I think so much with life is about validation. If you can say, ‘Hey you’re valid just as you are,’ that’s a huge thing to be able to conquer.” - Amy Keever, (13:05)

“I would be true to myself and not feel like I had to validate myself to the rest of the world to be able to go forward in what I’m doing.” - Amy Keever, (17:31)