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Dkarta Studios' story of entrepreneurial resilience with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
Dkarta Studios' story of entrepreneurial resilience with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs
Dana King at the Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair

Dana King, the creative force behind DKarta Studios, embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and artistic innovation. A self-taught artist and entrepreneur, Dana's experience shows the importance of passion, resilience, and how supportive communities can make a big difference.

Inspired by the punk/metal scene and fueled by a profound love for dogs, Dana channels their creativity into crafting custom artwork, pet portraits, and unique clothing. Additionally, Dana's comic series, 'Billie Bones and the Apocalypses with Bob the Dog,' has captured the hearts of fans worldwide, showcasing Dana's talent for storytelling and illustration.

With a commitment to collaboration, Dana has collaborated with bands, businesses, and artists, lending their artistic vision to projects ranging from corporate materials to album covers. Dana's mission goes beyond personal success; it's about empowering others on their creative journey, a sentiment echoed in their invitation to "create something extraordinary together."

However, running a business independently comes with its challenges, and Dana acknowledges the importance of support in fueling her passion and determination. At the heart of Dana's journey is her connection with Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs (SRE). Dana was attracted to the organisation's focus on helping entrepreneurs like herself, finding a community that shared her values and offered support.

When asked about her experience with SRE Business Coach, Marielba Bortone, this is what Dana has to say, 'Marielba's easy going nature has created a comfortable environment for open communication and collaboration, fostering a positive and productive coaching relationship. These qualities have been instrumental in my growth as an entrepreneur, and I highly recommend seeking out similar supportive and approachable mentors for others embarking on their entrepreneurial journey."

Dana's dedication and resilience have not gone unnoticed, as DKarta Studios has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2024. This recognition shows that with passion, perseverance, and the right support, anything is possible.

Through DKarta Studios, Dana is not only creating art but also empowering others to pursue their passions and create a better world, one creative endeavor at a time.

For more information about DKarta Studios, click here.

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Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs supports candidates as they complete Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business. During this, candidates create a comprehensive business plan and a two-year financial cash forecast. SRE Trainers provide meaningful mentoring for the first twelve months.

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