Inspired by the vibrant entrepreneurial community in Austin, Movers + Makers set out to inspire and guide those who are pursuing a creative life.

During a time when entrepreneurship has felt more attainable than ever before, Movers + Makers shares the stories and lives of creative entrepreneurs to shed light on what it's like to own a business and provide guidance for those who want to start a business of their own.

Through in-depth profiles with entrepreneurs, contributed stories, and intimate in-person events, Movers + Makers is building a space to learn and grow as a creative.

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Hi, I’m Sam! Movers + Makers was born out of curiosity during a time when I was looking for career guidance. While struggling to find a job and feeling unsure of which path I wanted to take, I found hope and inspiration in the stories I read about small business owners and creative entrepreneurs. In January of 2017, I set out to build a platform where stories could be shared and a small community centered around creative entrepreneurship could form. In May of that year, Movers + Makers officially launched!

My hope for Movers + Makers is that sharing the stories of creative entrepreneurs will inspire and offer guidance for those who are also pursuing a creative life.

When I'm not working on the site, I spend my days writing, exploring, pursuing new creative outlets, and trying to finish my growing stack of books.

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