Fickle Rooster Productions: making a business from a hobby

Frith, Kirk (2007) Fickle Rooster Productions: making a business from a hobby. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 8 (2). pp. 149-153. ISSN 1465-7503

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Abstract

It is the dream of many would-be entrepreneurs to slide seamlessly from their pursuit of a favourite hobby into the
establishment and operation of a business based on their favourite pastime. The creative industries, including arts and crafts, designer fashion, film, theatre and the performing arts, broadcast media and recorded music (Henry and Johnston, 2005) are a particularly fertile area for
the extension of personal hobbies into new businesses. Indeed, being a creative micro-business 'seems to be the ultimate role model in business nowadays' (Poettschacher, 2005, p 177). Focusing on one of the creative industries,
recorded music, this case explores the motivations, early setbacks and accomplishments of a business founder within the first three years of trading, as well as providing an account of a business's changing trading focus over
time. The case highlights the many and various challenges faced by a new business owner and suggests that
business development is often beset by discontinuous and critical incidents.

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Additional Information:It is the dream of many would-be entrepreneurs to slide seamlessly from their pursuit of a favourite hobby into the establishment and operation of a business based on their favourite pastime. The creative industries, including arts and crafts, designer fashion, film, theatre and the performing arts, broadcast media and recorded music (Henry and Johnston, 2005) are a particularly fertile area for the extension of personal hobbies into new businesses. Indeed, being a creative micro-business 'seems to be the ultimate role model in business nowadays' (Poettschacher, 2005, p 177). Focusing on one of the creative industries, recorded music, this case explores the motivations, early setbacks and accomplishments of a business founder within the first three years of trading, as well as providing an account of a business's changing trading focus over time. The case highlights the many and various challenges faced by a new business owner and suggests that business development is often beset by discontinuous and critical incidents.
Keywords:Business start-ups, Creative industries, Recorded music
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:857
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:09 Oct 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:23

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