Learn How to Turn a Talent into a Successful Small Business on StartupNation Radio


Birmingham, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/4/2006 -- John Antone of Axis Music Academy to offer small business advice on StartupNation Radio,, April 15, 2006

John Antone of Axis Music Academy,, will give valuable small business advice on how he turned his savvy business innovation for teaching music into a successful startup.

Ask questions and learn how to use your ideas and talents to start a small business now!

John Antone is a guitar-player-turned-instructor who took his teaching methods and established the first certified, music trade-school in Michigan’s history, Axis Music Academy.

By creating strategic partnerships with the Guitar Center chain of music stores, Mel Bay Publishing (the second largest print music publisher in the world) and others, his music academies have grown to a $1.2-million business, and John projects sales of nearly $1.7 million for this year. The company has a full- and part-time staff of about 70 people.

April 15, 2006
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