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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 tomaintain when they set out to start a creative type of business.Whether it's designing jewelry, producing musical events orlaunching a theater company, entrepreneurs need to learn how topush the boundaries creatively while making smart businessdecisions that will ensure their company's financialinterests.

Creative incubators such as the one offered by the ArtsCouncil of New Orleans can help creative start-ups find thatbalance. "It's not just about the creativity," saysScott Hutcheson, director of operations for the council."It's about rent, quality of life and cost ofliving- finding the outlet to make [a creative business] workfor you."

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