VIDEO: Self-Employed Artist Mia Kaplan Shares Some of Her Small Business Journey
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Mia Kaplan is a painter and sculptor working near New Orleans, LA. In this “OWN IT. Every day.” series from QuickBooks, she opens up about her inspiring small business and self-employed story. Watch all five episodes to learn how Mia got her start as a teenager, how she’s made it through tough times, how she gives back to her community and more.
Mia started painting because it was her passion. But after selling her first painting at 14, it became clear she could turn it into a career.
At times, Mia’s had to get a little scrappy to keep a steady income. But diligent organization can help her predict how sales might ebb and flow.
Rather than cut into precious family time, Mia wakes up early to start work and works late into the night if she has to.
Mia gives back to her community by offering free art classes to local kids.
Getting started as a freelancer was hard for Mia. But looking at patterns and tactics that had worked before made it a whole lot easier.