Episode 6: ArtLifting

ArtLifting

Meet Liz and Spencer Powers, founders of ArtLifing, a social enterprise solution for homeless and disabled artists. ArtLifting gives these disadvantaged artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work in a professional gallery. Listen to hear the inspiring story this brother-sister team has to share about their startup and be sure to check out their KickStarter Campaign below!

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The Definition of Success

Liz and Spencer define success as “Making an impact on our artists lives.” They believe that something as simple as a sincere thank-you from an artist makes them successful.

Big Time Business Blooper

Listen as they tell their story about how a winter storm disrupted some shipments in their first year of business, and learn how quick thinking and great customer service saved the day. This is one story you won’t want to miss!

Personal Mantra

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Ghandi

The Road To “Big Time”

What is ArtLifting doing to become a Big Time Small Business? “Our number one goal is to grow and help homeless individuals, not just in Boston, but eventually across the world,” Spencer explains. Liz and Spencer plan on doing this by beginning a Kickstarter campaign to initiate ArtLifting in D.C., San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, and N.Y.C. They also spend a lot of their time connecting with local business owners to spread the word about their company throughout the community.

Recommended Small Business Tools

  • Skype lets you make internet calls for free and cheap online calls to phones. This is the tool Liz uses most to connect with artists and customers.
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Doing It Over Again

Spencer and Liz discuss the fact that since their company is so young, big mistakes and regrets aren’t as clear to them yet. Listen to hear more on their hopes for the future of ArtLifting.

Getting In Touch

Want more of Spencer, Liz and ArtLifting? You can find out more about their company at www.ArtLifting.com