Don Schenk

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About Don Schenk

Don Schenk has been fully self-employed starting during his teen years. He always been a business owner, never been an employee.

His creative parents, who met in art school, gave Don his first camera when he was age 5, and about the same time began teaching Don to play music - guitar and piano. By age 13 Don was playing music at teen dances - thus began his first experience at being self-employed.

At age 16 Don began renting a teaching studio at a local music store where he taught guitar, electric bass, and keyboard as a self-employed instructor... and continued to do so during his college years and beyond.

While still in high school he joined forces with a couple of his music students, to form what was to become the most popular local teen band during the mid 1960s. He and his band members rented a large reception hall where they put together teen dances, attracting up to 2,000 kids each week.

He says this is when he decided to always remain self-employed.

Upon completing college at Xavier University Don started his photography business as a sideline while working in the recording business, playing bass in a jazz trio, and still giving private music lessons. Eventually music became a side interest while his lifelong passion for photography became his career.

Over the years Don has owned a half dozen businesses including a recording studio, a photography studio, and a real estate rental business.

A business setback in the mid 1980s put him on a quest to find the most effective ways to market products and services. He did so, his business recovered, and began to skyrocket. He added a large addition onto his building, then bought the building next door to expand even more.

Once he had proven his system he founded ideapage to publish "how-to" books and spoken-word audio courses for other business owners.

Don's passions include downhill skiing, playing music, writing, teaching, publishing, photography, and spending time at his other home in Park City, Utah.