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My Economy

Starting a new business isn’t easy, but this artist is ready for the challenge

Sofia Terenzio Apr 8, 2024
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Point Studio Art offers classes for hand-printing on fabric made products. Courtesy Sara Rastegar
My Economy

Starting a new business isn’t easy, but this artist is ready for the challenge

Sofia Terenzio Apr 8, 2024
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Point Studio Art offers classes for hand-printing on fabric made products. Courtesy Sara Rastegar
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My Economy” tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy.

Sara Rastegar is the owner of Point Studio Art in Bossier City, Louisiana. Point Studio Art is an art and design studio that offers classes and workshops on textile printing.

Rastegar is an Iranian-born artist, professor and — as of last year — a small business owner. Since opening her business in August 2023, she’s been secured by her full-time job as an educator.

“When I started the idea to think about running a new business, I wasn’t expecting that it would end up costing me a lot just to establish the studio,” she said.

Since launching the business, she’s changed the pricing structure, which she’s said has been helpful. And she said that one of the biggest lessons she’s learned is to always stay open to change and to learning new things.

“It’s normal to say that artists are not good in business, but I am here to prove it wrong.”

Click the audio player above to hear Rastegar’s story.

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