After retiring from psychiatric nursing in March 2009, Linda Boardman decidedto pursue her creative talent as an artist. Her desire was to build a high quality portfolio of paintings and then seek to market them.

How SCORE Helped: 

Having no prior business experience, Linda sought the assistance of SCORE where she was counseled by SCORE counselor Marge Schneider. She was referred to SCORE by a previous client whom Marge successfully counseled. With Marge’s help, Linda was able to learn the fundamentals of running a business and to develop a marketing strategy for selling her work.

As Linda said of Marge’s assistance: “Marge has encouraged me to have confidence in myself, enough to risk learning to think more like a businesswoman. With pragmatic suggestions, constructive critique and lots of positive input and enthusiasm, Marge has helped me prepare a high quality portfolio and identify and contact groups and individuals interested in purchasing my artwork.”

Linda has already sold five of her paintings and is well underway toward building a successful business.

Linda Boardman—Artist and Entrepreneur