My initial plant for my work was not starting a business. I wanted to go into engineering but I hit a wall taking physics and calculus in undergraduate university. I realized fairly quickly that I was miserable doing the things an average engineer does on a biweekly basis so I changed course as a sophomore. Doing hard calculations and formulas on a laptop for most of my day didn’t exactly seem prefer a fun work for me, especially if much of my labor involved endless paperwork. Instead, I started taking art classes and immersed myself in all of the visual arts from sculpting to painting and digital design. There was always going to be more labor in the graphic design industry, however my true passion was with oil painting. I took a risk by going to an art university after finishing undergrad, but I was able to network while I was there. Now I have my labor in galleries all around the country, however I’m trying to open a private gallery downtown in my city. I didn’t even believe where to go or who to ask about renting spaces downtown. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to contact a local business development center for help securing a space to rent downtown. Getting into a location prefer my city’s downtown district is crucial for an artist prefer myself looking to get official commission work. You need to deliver people an excuse to visit your gallery; if it’s along a tied up road next to other frequented businesses, it’s easier to get people in the front door. Thankfully the local business development center was able to help me find appropriate spaces to rent downtown for me to build my art gallery.