101010 Project: Phyllis Dobbs on Business Mentors

Phyllis Dobbs


Business Name: Phyllis Dobbs Art & Design

Started business as: Lucky Duck Designs

Blog: http://www.phyllisdobbs.info/

Website: http://www.phyllisdobbs.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phyllis-Dobbs-Art-Design/171513056197540

Zazzle: http://www.zazzle.com/phyllisdobbs?rt=238522936928369533

Zazzle for Businesses: http://www.zazzle.com/businesswithflair?rt=238522936928369533



Years in business: I started my business 28 years ago.

Brief Bio:

As an artist, I create art for licensing on products in the textile, gift and home goods industry. In textiles, I have designed fabric collections for 7 years. I also focus on designing quilt and sewing patterns and have written a new built book “Asymmetrical Quilts”.


QUESTION: Do you have a business mentor? What value does that offer to your experiences as a business owner?

Phyllis' ANSWER:

No, but I have received a lot of help over the years. When I started, I talked to designers/artists doing the same thing. I am also a member in several forums where we act as sounding boards to each other. Everything I learn is of great value to my business - whether it's taking steps forward or avoiding pitfalls.

Current projects: Phyllis is currently working on new art for licensing including a new fabric line as well as adding more art to products for her Zazzle store. She also just entered into a collaboration with another quilt designer for a quilt related project.


For more information on the 101010 Project, the complete list of questions and the women hosting them, check out the 101010 Website

(Note: Due to life's unexpected twists & turns, this session of the 101010 Project features eight participants instead of the intended 10.)