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Want to start an artistic business? A creative incubator could be just what you need to come out of your shell.

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This story appears in the December 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

There's a special kind of balance entrepreneurs need to maintain when they set out to start a creative type of business. Whether it's designing jewelry, producing musical events or launching a theater company, entrepreneurs need to learn how to push the boundaries creatively while making smart business decisions that will ensure their company's financial interests.

Creative incubators such as the one offered by the Arts Council of New Orleans can help creative start-ups find that balance. "It's not just about the creativity," says Scott Hutcheson, director of operations for the council. "It's about rent, quality of life and cost of living- finding the outlet to make [a creative business] work for you."

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