Before staring your Animation Studio, you need to be sure that you will have clients/buyers.
Everything starts from a test. You cannot just create a Studio and think that you will be successful. You need to test everything before starting.
Here is a short business plan:
Find your niche - find out who will be your clients? Small Business? Advertisers? Media? ..... who will be your audience.
After you found out who is your clients - you will start a survey - Go to LInkedin and start messaging Business Owners and ask them - (Example of message: Hi, we want to build a great animation studio - but we need your imput. Will your website require animation in the next months? How much will you pay? .......).
After you had received around at least 100 replies, start creating a landing page prototype. The landing page should contain an overview of animation - what you do, how much will cost and ask users to sign up for a free animation consultation. Advertise your landing page to SMB owners and get at least 100 form filled.
So at this stage, we have 100 replies, 100 forms filled. Now that we know the right direction, you start building the website based on data you received from your emails and consultation.
After you have your website ready, start bringing clients to your website thru marketing or organic. Now - here is the main answer to your question: DO NOT HIRE AT BEGINNING - find another animation studio and work with them to complete the animation. Do this for at least 10 animations. Doing this, you are risk free. IF everything works fine, and you are happy and your clients are happy, then - freely - start hiring. But if you hire someone from the beginning, - you will have to do contracts, payments, taxes, office, ..... and what happens if this not works - then you will loose more that you invested.
So my main tip for you will be :Start with testing. Don't just jump too fast in hiring.
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