I started my first business at 20, right after I graduated from UCLA with a degree in economics. It was a consulting company that taught entrepreneurs how to use their computers.
I volunteered to do some training for Amnesty International, which let to a great gig working for the hottest computer aided design and engineering solution reseller in LA. Through them I delivered training to the LA Department of Water & Power, Walt Disney Imagineering, and some of the largest architecture firms on the west coast.
That eventually took me overseas to work for the sole distributor for AutoCAD in the UK. When I came back, due to the death of a family member, I started another company which delivered CAD and animation training, created books for Que and Wiley, and wrote for a variety of magazines.
Eventually I was hired by Autodesk to create training materials for Autodesk’s Authorized Training Centers, and develop content for incorporation into interactive training productions that shipped along with their software.
I eventually founded a subscription based training site that taught thousands how to use AutoCAD, 3DS Max, and other computer aided design and animation products. I produced training CDs, published manuals, and I taught for UCLA and the Art Institute.
In 2008, I was engaged to teach entrepreneurship and business skills to new and struggling business owners by a school for startups in the UK. A few years later I built a mentoring team composed of accountants, lawyers, and psychologists to coach folks through the business design, development, and launch process.
Which brings us to NancyFultonMeetups.
After 7 years supporting entrepreneurs in the UK, Romania, Africa, etc. I found myself wanting to support writers, screenwriters, filmmakers and other creative pros here in LA.
So these days I produce 4-8 events a month where I help people learn a wide variety of business skills, find some of the many resources they need, and introduce them to working pros willing to share a little of what they have learned from many years working in media.