Dennis Aran, founder of Puppetgram Productions, has always been a character and an entertainer. He is now using those skills in his marketing firm.
"Puppetgram Productions is an entertainment, marketing and branding company that that produces a wide range of creative, online marketing videos to help businesses get more exposure and grow fast. We started out producing commercial videos featuring original Hollywood puppet characters and have now expanded to slideshow presentations, typography videos, whiteboard explainer videos and more. " he said. "I do all the editing, script writing and voiceovers myself."
Aran was a career tennis professional and club owner in New York who always loved joking around and entertaining people. One day, a friend made a character puppet for him, which he used to create videos for his friends which got lots of laughs. That was the first push that got Aran started. "I thought it would be a good idea as a marketing business and wanted to learn more about the production side," he said. "That's how I got involved."
Aran's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is to persevere. "Building a business is trial and error," he said. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Always look at something from many different angles and viewpoints. Make changes and ask questions. Too many young entrepreneurs have great ideas but give up too easily. Do your research and surround yourself with other successful people."