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In SF – Business Plan Development

You are cordially invited to NARIP’s

Business Plan Development:

Create A Plan, Build Your Business, Get Funding

on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

at SAE Institute in San Francisco

“In 2010, 8 out of 10 new business failed.” – US Department of Commerce / Small Business Association.

“Businesses that develop and implement a business plan statistically earn up to ten times more in profit

than firms of the same market size and niche that don’t.” – Edge Journal of Entrepreneurism

Developing a business plan is an essential step for growth in any industry.

The need for a business plan in our industry has never been greater. Recently we have seen a steady increase of mergers and acquisitions of the major multinational music and entertainment conglomerates. These market conditions as well as technology advances, file sharing and radio consolidation have changed the industry landscape and compelled many professionals to start their own independent operation.

For Small to Established Start-ups

This NARIP workshop is designed for the small to established start-ups in the music business in need of a business plan, including the independent entrepreneur. For the small start-up, the business plan is a road map through the maze of obstacles and funding needs to become an established and recognized brand.

Define Your Target

This workshop will help you define your target in a crowded and competitive marketplace, and form a plan to hit it. We will walk you through the most important components of a business plan and give you an outline to apply to your business and hit your target.


If time permits, 1 or 2 participants will be selected to present their 1-minute plan pitch and describe their product or service, target audience and competitive advantage for feedback and critique.

This workshop is essential for anyone in the record or music industries who currently does not have a business plan or who would like to put the finishing touches on an existing plan.

Special thanks to Harry V. Redinger, President of the Strategic Path Group, Business Plan Development and Corporate Training Specialists.

PRESENTERS (scroll down for speaker profiles):

N8Beats, Director, NARIP San Francisco

Tamra Engle, Executive Director of NARIP San Francisco


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps

A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives

Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives

Music & Entertainment Attorneys

Anyone seeking to create or improve an existing business plan.,


SAE Institute of Technology

450 Bryant St.

San Francisco, CA 94107-1303

Click here for directions.


$15: NARIP Members

$25: Non-members



1. Online: (just scroll down)

2. Phone: 818-769-7007

3. Walk-up (if space permits)

Advance RSVP encouraged.

Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.

No refunds.

We appreciate your cooperation.


Call us at 818-769-7007 or email kirstin AT narip DOT com.


N8Beats, Director, NARIP San Francisco

N8Beats is a music producer, certified recording engineer, public speaker and founder of N8Beats Production. He started nudging his way onto the music scene in 1998. After graduating from high school early to pursue his career, he graduated from the Los Angeles Recording school with honors in 2002 (where he studied under American Idol’s Simon Cowell), followed by Musician’s Institute of Music Business. He began providing industry talent with a way to perfect their music and develop their brand. Nate was part of the pilot project for Youth Infusion, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children at risk through music. He lives by the motto: “Good people, good business, good life”. Today, in addition to producing and recording music, N8Beats serves as a Director of the National Association of Record industry Professionals San Francisco chapter and can be seen co-moderating lively panel discussions for the group. He producesfor record labels such as Strange Music, and has studied under NWA’s Arabian Prince and worked for such artists as Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung and Mac Dre. He has created music for Nintendo, Adidas, Sun Micro Systems and has completed production of over a dozen commercial independent hip hop albums. Also, N8Beats has consulted for Web companies and the entrepreneur’s network Other artists N8beats has produced with include Rza / North Hollywood Wu-Tang West Studios, Engineer Steve Miller – DJ Paul Oakenfold, Cognito, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, DJ Chill, Abduel Hall (PH Balanced Music / Patty Howard), Author Dan Kimpel, Mac Dre, Cool Nutz, Lenny Harold. For more information on Nate Beats, visit or email Nate at nate AT narip DOT com.

Tamra Engle, Executive Director of NARIP San Francisco

Tamra Engle is a business strategist, lecturer, artist, and blogger. Leveraging over 25 years as an executive and artist she offers business solutions and private consultations to a wide range of clients. Whether an entrepreneur, artist, investor, or innovator, Tamra assists creative minds with business planning, branding strategies, and defining target audiences to achieve their goals. She has toured nationally, worked as a studio musician and performing songwriter in Los Angeles, and enjoyed the placement of her songs in television and in nationally aired commercials. In 2008 her musical work was recognized by the Grammy’s on the nominating ballot for Best Contemporary Folk album. Tamra places high value on working with businesses dedicated to improving our communities, seeking lifestyle balance, and respecting our limited eco-systems. Contact her at tamra AT narip DOT com or visit



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Date Jun 8, 2011
Event In SF - Business Plan Development
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