The Artrepreneur - April Russell

Entrepreneur Struggle

May 15 2023 • 56 mins

April Russell’s story begins on the streets of Los Angeles, where she worked as a performer and created the character Black Hollywood Marilyn. April’s corporate background had her looking at her creative pursuits from a business perspective, and after trademarking her character, she became what she calls an “artrepreneur”--a person who connects their artistic passions with a business mindset. April has since founded Revolutionize Hollywood and RevHo House, two different sources for creative talent and space. She talks about finding patience through developing long-term strategy as she built her dream vision for RevHo House, why she never works without a team, and why that team no longer consists of her family members or close friends. She also shares a piece of advice from Nick Cannon’s dad that changed her perspective on creative output, and how she manages her imposter syndrome and commits to the idea that she is enough. And somehow, April also found the time to write a book, “Blahom,” a fantasy fiction novel.   Support April’s Work->  Support April’s Work->  Support April’s Work->  Buy April’s Book->    Support My Business -> Support My Business -> Stay updated with our weekly newsletter and join our live monthly Entrepreneur Struggle events by following me on LinkedIn - Support the show: Support the show: See for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit