Kevin Woelfel and Entreprenurism

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Kevin Woelfel has recently been appointed as the Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Previously, he was the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at University of Colorado at Boulder. His diversity in the music industry includes performance, composition, and manufacturing. At age nineteen, Mr. Woelfel’s professional career began as the Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet in the Spokane Symphony. Kevin went on to perform over the years with many orchestras including the Chicago Lyric Opera, Grant Park Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Active in the jazz and pop genres, he has played with the Larry Elgart Orchestra, Third World, and numerous touring productions. As a composer and arranger, Mr. Woelfel was in the U.S. Air Force band program stationed in Vacaville, California and Yokota, Japan. He has also written and arranged music for many projects including docudramas for air on National Public Radio. A serial entrepreneur, Kevin has founded several companies including WolfPak Incorporated, and Rocky Mountain Case Works, both of which produce high-end music instrument cases for international distribution. He was also Director of Operations for the David G. Monette Corporation, manufacturer of exclusive custom trumpets. Most recently, Mr. Woelfel has founded ArtsStart.org to distribute his opportunity analysis tool called I’mART.

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http://www.accionusa.org/

http://www.accionusa.org/

As a leader in U.S. microfinance, ACCION USA is committed to bringing affordable small business loans to microentrepreneurs. ACCION USA has provided over $117 million in over 18,500 microloans since inception in 1991, helping to grow small businesses and strengthen the communities they serve.

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Courageous Rue

Innovative use of technology to promote original compositions and band. Check out the video from the virtual concert at:

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/index.html

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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NAWBO – National Association of Business Owners

http://www.nawbo.org

Vision and Mission

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

Diversity Statement:

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO seeks full participation in the organization by all business owners who support our mission to empower women entrepreneurs, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership.

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The Funded

http://www.thefunded.com/

TheFunded.com is an online community of entrepreneurs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide. In addition, TheFunded.com allows entrepreneurs to view and share term sheets, to assist one another finding good investors, and to discuss the many facets of operating a business.

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Encyclopedia of Associations

http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl0114.html

Consult with this publication to do Secondary Market Research.

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Free Sample Business Plans

http://www.bplans.com/

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Dissertation: New Performing Arts

http://www.newperformingarts.org/images/SW-dissertation.pdf

New Performing Arts

An Experiment in Rural Classical Music Programming in Kentucky

by Stephen Wogaman

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music.org: Career Development and Entrepreneurship

http://www.music.org/cgi-bin/showpage.pl?tmpl=/career/entrepreneur/mission&h=67

from the site:

Career Development and Entrepreneurship

Mission Statement of The College Music Society’s
Committee on Career Development and Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Committee on Career Development and Entrepreneurship is to provide the College Music Society members with relevant information and resources on options available to them in pursuing their careers as educators, performers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. The information and resources may serve faculty members’ own professional development needs as well as inform their work with graduate students preparing to enter the field.

The committee’s primary objectives are:

(1) To provide online resources for career advancement: information on resumes/curriculum vitae, cover letters, press-kits, grant-writing, project development, professional networking, and other career tools.

(2) To maintain and disseminate relevant information regarding career trends in the music industry.

(3) To sponsor annual workshops on career issues and skill development essential to the academic community.

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LINKS:

  • Resources in Career Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management for Musicians
  • Basic Financial Planning for Everyone (Even Musicians)
  • Applying to Graduate Schools
  • Applying for Music Teaching Positions in Higher Education
  • Tips for Writing Cover Letters
  • Tips for Writing Performance Résumés
  • Tips for Writing Arts Administration Résumés
  • Grant Opportunities for Music Faculty
  • For more music career information, handouts, and other resources see www.newenglandconservatory.edu/career
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