Kristy Glass, Actress/Singer

Name: Kristy Glass

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Current Residence (City, State): Long Island City, NY

Education: Bachelor of Music, DePaul University

Professional Background (brief, please): Professional Actor/Singer/Model

What you wanted to be when you grew up: Cyndi Lauper

What you are: Kristy Glass Inc. ; )

Brief Summary of your Start Up: I am a mom who has incorporated motherhood into my business by involving my kids in photoshoots, doing real family photoshoots, playing a mom in ads, and looking for opportunities to marry the two (motherhood and modeling etc.) as much as possible

Company Website?

What inspired you? Watching any working mother on the news or in the entertainment industry

How long have you been in business? 10 years

How did you fund it? Jobs promote more jobs. Start up costs to being an actor are small, relative to larger businesses. I recently put out my first album, and I funded it with the residuals from a Tampon Commercial that I starred in.

Do you have a Fairy Godmother (or Mentor)? Not really.

Do you belong to any Business Organization or Networking Groups? Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, Tales from the Crib (blog)

Current Business Challenge? Selling the rest of my albums (I broke even the first sales season), Expanding to theatre/tv/film with my acting.

What are you doing about it? Building my internet presence through emails, my website and blogs.

Favorite motivational quote: “Life beats down and crushes the soul and ART reminds you that you have one.” ~Stella Adler

Family? Husband, 2 daughters, age 5 and 2

If so, how do you balance family and business? Very, very carefully. I involve my children in my work by taking them to auditions with me, and working with them on occasion.

Favorite book? Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover

What do you do to relax? Read, watch TV, I relax VERY little.

What do you want to change most about your world? I am always striving for that perfect balance. Right now (April 25th, 2007), I am trying to get exercise back into my life, and scripture study.

What are you most proud of? Well, my children of course! But, I am proud of being a successful working mother.

What advice would you like to offer other Start Up Princesses? Choose your life, don’t let life dictate you.

Favorite Magic Wand (tool/resource)? I love the internet. My business would not be the same without it.

If you could design a tiara, what precious stones would you use?
Diamonds, Diamonds Diamonds!

Would you be interested in being a Fairy Godmother to another woman entrepreneur? (I am working on a secure system to do this, any ideas?) Sure…

What business subjects would you feel comfortable mentoring in?
Networking, organization, How to BEGIN.

Would you be interested in going to lunch with other women entrepreneurs for a “networking tea party”?

If you are out of Utah County, would you be willing to be a facilitator of such an event? Possibly…

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