When a management reorganization left Timothy Dowsett looking for new opportunities, he realized that with over 27 years of experience he had the skills needed to start his own business. Timothy started Show Them Motion Graphics to help companies improve their marketing campaigns with the use of affordable professional videography.
Focusing on manufacturers and artisan businesses, Show Them Motion Graphics works with local small businesses to create affordable, professional, goal-oriented videos that promote their business, their products or show how-to get something done.
Through the B.L.A.S.T. program’s training, workshops and 1-on-1 mentoring, Timothy found he was able to trek through the difficult parts of the business planning process – parts he may have skipped over if he didn’t have the support – and also to challenge assumptions he had about business planning. Now that he has completed the program, Timothy feels far more confident that his business will be a success and is now ready to get started marketing his business to customers.
Timothy encourages other aspiring entrepreneurs to seek assistance through programs like B.L.A.S.T. and persevere – in doing so your business will evolve at a rate far faster than if you jumped in without a well-thought business plan. He also points out that the local business community is cooperative as much as it is competitive – with many organizations to help entrepreneurs succeed.
We asked Timothy, what success looks like for him? He answered with a combination of doing what he loves and giving back: “I love creating stories with video. By being a successful business owner, I can do what I love for as long as I wish. I also get to use my experience and knowledge to help others succeed.”
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