Business Consulting for Artists & Makers: Office Hours
Somerville, United States
Dan is available by appointment for Artisan's Asylum members to discuss/ask/brainstorm any aspect of their business. The topics can be any combination of financial, contractual, business development, sales, pricing, market/competition analysis, product management, promotion, customer support, company vision, strategy, business plan, etc.
Dan Trajman spent most of his business career in the high-tech industry. He started on the application/support side, and grew into product management, business development and marketing communication. In the last ten years he was the president and CEO of several companies. He was involved with IPO and M&A. He knows how companies breathe and can help members in every aspect of their business. He also knows when to say “I do not know” and refer you to a book/research/person that might help. In the last few years Dan has been studying behavioral economics and how people make decisions. This knowledge can help members to understand their own decision making process. Check him out at www.Trajman.com.
What People Are Saying:
“Dan's business advice over the last year has helped me broaden my thinking-- recognizing partnership opportunities, turning a product into a product line, and expanding my marketing reach. He badgers me about my engineer's tendency to focus on technical problems to the detriment of the business, but without being confrontational or irritating. I appreciate his efforts to help me grow from engineer to entrepreneur.”
- Brandon Stafford, Rascal Micro: small computers for art and science
“As a small independent business owner, navigating the road to profitability can be extremely difficult. I'm a woman running a jewelry teaching and tool design company; we are few and far between. Dan's gentle and sage advice is like a good rudder in precarious waters. He offers a range of ideas and possible scenarios to choose, discussing with you the right fit for your business. This experience is much different than anyone I have listened to before. He is gentle, understanding and most of all, Dan understands the artistic mind. Something must be right because for the first time, my business is in the black.”
- Karen Christians, Cleverwerx
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.