Back on November 5th, OC held its annual Regional Youth Entrepreneur Fair in Canyon, TX. One of the prize winners was Logan Hinders, with his business: Hinders Lighting Design. We took some time to visit with Logan and see how things have been for him since he won, as well as what impact he thinks the E-fair had for his future.
Logan can often be found working at one of his favorite locations, Palace Coffee Co.
Hinders Lighting Design is Logan’s freelance design business. His business plan entered at the Youth E-Fair included his business goals and projected financial data. Logan set out to create a business that offers lighting design, production design, and production management for local churches, bands, and other organizations. Since the Youth E-Fair, Logan has had the opportunity to light several shows for local churches as well as work on some video projects. He’s also used the past few months to plan for the year ahead and train with new technology for his business.
Logan points out that one of the things gained from his participation in the Youth E-Fair is the opportunity to review his work from previous years and to create specific, attainable goals for the future (as well as a plan to achieve them). He values the advice he received from several business owners and the reminder of how important it is take the time to make a plan for a business. He also says that, “The experience of creating a business plan will be incredibly helpful when it comes to new business adventures in the future. Pitching an idea to a panel of judges provided some great experience as well.”
Logan will graduate at the end of this month, and will attend Belmont University in Nashville this fall. Belmont is considered to be one of the best schools in the nation for the music industry. Logan intends to use his time there to learn as much as he can about technology, production, and the label/management aspect of music in order to determine the career he wants to pursue.
We’re incredibly proud of Logan, both for putting his $1000 cash prize from Youth E-Fair to good use, and for his maturity, intentionality, and entrepreneurial passion. We look forward to watching him grow and succeed in the future.