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"I'd like to introduce my son. His name is Aaron, he is 15 years old and growing up very fast. Within the past few months he has grown taller than me. Aaron is good-looking and very talented. As you can see by his artwork, I believe he could already be making money. Aaron loves music and 'spins' records as a hobby. He and I are closer now than we have been since he was very young. Working at home has completely changed our lives and our respect for one another."

 

Sherry Turney, Hattiesburg, MS

 
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EP: Sherry Turney
  • Mom to 3 children, ages 15 - 26
Contact Info:
Sherry E. Turney
Gigs Entertainment Agency
Hattiesburg, MS
Phone: 601-268-9982
Email: or
URLs:
Business Homepage
iVillage Member Page
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EP Title(s):
  • Independent Booking Agent
Previous Career: My work history consists of ten years in off-premise catering and retail sales, and five years in the casino industry as Director of Entertainment/Advertising
 
College Courses: Business Administration, Marketing/Communications and Graphic Design
 
Awards: I have been honored with 3 State Advertising Awards
 
Work Hours/Week: no set hours
 
Years : 5 months
 
Profile Date: 3/99
Home Career Highlights
 
Home Biz: Gigs Entertainment Agency: an entertainment service that provides national, regional or local musicians for the purpose of performing to the public.
 
Top Products/Services:
  • Artist research
  • Cost and contract negotiation
  • Sound and technical liaison
  • Artist handling
  • Press management and administration
Primary Market: Anyone or any business that is or might be in the market for music entertainment, such as:
  • Casinos
  • Conventions
  • Festivals
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Fortune 500 firms
  • Small Businesses
  • Individuals seeking entertainment
Home Career Defining Moment: Due to my reputation within the entertainment industry, I have snagged several very rewarding accounts.
 
Home Career Goal: As a service provider, I continue to seek more clients, larger projects and of course, more money.
 
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A Voice of Experience

EP Motivating Force:
I started working at home due to the shallow job market in my small town. After leaving the casino industry, I had a very hard time finding challenging and rewarding work.
 
EP Musings:
I left Corporate America for personal reasons (my own). Since leaving, my life has comppletely changed. I am doing what I love at home and have developed a relationship with my 15 year old son that I thought would never be possible. It is still a struggle at times, but absolutely worth it for me both professionally and personally. We have a happy home.
 
EP Advice:
Develop a Mission Statement and Marketing Plan. Make every effort and try not to get discouraged. Use "who you know" to help with suggestions and possible solutions. Also, to be successful you have to really like what you do and be good at it.
 
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More & Misc.

 
Favorite Pastime: Movies, Arts & Crafts, Festivals and shopping in New Orleans.
 
Favorite Bookmark: Change Your Life and Phil McGraw
 
Favorite Search Engine: go2net/Metacrawler and Infospace
 
Favorite Resource Link: Home Office Association of America
 
Keywords: gigs, music, bands, entertainment, musicians, booking agent
 
Favorite Quotes:
 
"To achieve greater success, you must first remove the emotional blocks that prevent you from achieving more."

- John Gray, Ph.D.

 
"To get ahead in your life, you have to "get real" with yourself first!"

- Dr. Phil McGraw

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