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Biscuit Press: Turning a Passion for Art into a Booming Career in Austin, TX | Dan Grissom

Biscuit Press: Turning a Passion for Art into a Booming Career in Austin, TX
On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Dan Grissom of Biscuit Press, a company he started to become a full-time freelance illustrator and screen printer.

While Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in graphic design, he was already working as a graphic designer. He quickly learned that he did not want to be working on other’s ideas and instead wanted to create his own art. This lead him to finding his passion for painting and printmaking, and he went on to study it during grad school.

Dan then worked in the graphic design, screen printing and letterpress industries until finally deciding to take the leap and start his own business.

This week on Small Business War Stories, Dan Grissom join us from Austin, Texas.

Three reasons to tune in this week: 

  • Learn why Dan plans to always have some of his art set at reasonable prices.
  • Hear how Dan used other business owners’ war stories to push himself in his own business.
  • Learn how to promote your art through a balance of promotion and sales.

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This episode is part of the Soul of America tour sponsored by Freshbooks. During October 2017, I took my second tour of America. I drove with my puppy Muddy Waggers, my guitar, and my podcasting equipment with the goal of recording podcast episodes with small business owners throughout the heart of America.

If you have any questions or comments about today’s episode, please leave them below.


Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes was the Founder and CEO of Proven. He was also the host and producer of the Small Business War Stories podcast. Pablo is currently the Founder of makepath, a spatial analysis firm. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA. He loves dogs, film photography, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also a blues guitar player and builder.

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