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Anna

Lansky Sound

Little Rock, AR

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Personal Story

I met Adam in court in December of 2011. We weren’t on trial though—we were protesting the destruction of Lake Maumelle which provides drinking water to 400,000 Arkansans. We felt an instant connection & haven’t left each other’s sight since. We love music of all types & don’t just go out to see performances; we are in the business of capturing beautiful audio recordings of the sounds.

For seven years I had been working in state government when Adam said it was time to push harder for greater personal success. I agreed with him & in December of last year he quit his job at a local music equipment retailer to work full time developing our family business. We needed to devote more time to finding new clients, developing solutions, & perfecting our techniques so we wrote the business plan!

I believe in this business because no one in the state is as good at what Adam does & my financial expertise perfectly balances our skill sets. Adam is an unconventional innovator & I am deliberate in my planning so the results show the best of both worlds.

Adam attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences where he studied the techno-artistic field of audio recording & production. He has put his skills to work in theatre, film, radio, television, music venues, recording studios, & sales. Adam has even developed a curriculum for a local music academy & is presently an instructor teaching his craft!

Lansky Sound is our audio production business that is taking off. Instead of building a studio & training staff, we designed a mobile studio that can adapt to almost any recording situation & involve specialists as-needed. It is Bruce Lee’s “way of no way”—strength thru flexibility & seeing the bright side. Our recordings capture the performer’s dreams.

Business Description

LANSKY SOUND (LS) is an audio production, consultation, & sound system management group. The LS advantage is our production philosophy -- based on capturing and translating our clients’ dreams into unique realities. The primary goal is to express each client’s unique sonic signature in their own way.

The array of services LS offers is within itself a competitive edge. Our flexible approach in services, pricing and personnel allows us to access multiple markets and respond to the needs of clients on short notice and with flexible timeframes.

Instead of hiring a staff of engineers & musicians, LS works with a network of independent experts that are subcontracted for specific projects to best match skill sets to client needs. We are a mobile recording studio: LS offers mobile recording production at affordable rates. We will go where you are performing!

Musicians that are inexperienced in studio recording are often out of their comfort zone in the sterile environment of large professional studios. LS offers a relaxed home-like studio environment by traveling to where groups practice. A better performance is captured within the talent’s comfort zone resulting in a better recording and superior product.

Our pricing and packaging is flexible as hourly or upon completion of the project. In addition to the hourly rates LS offers full-project pricing allowing the client to pay a whole dollar amount for an entire service. By taking the performer’s focus off the clock (and bank account), he or she can focus on performance alone. Visit our site at www.LanskySound.com

What is the purpose of this loan?

In order to fill the production demands of larger orchestral, choir, & chamber music groups the purchase of new microphones & outboard processing equipment will be necessary. In order to reach a broader demographic, cultivate new relationships, & create new opportunities the purchase of advertising space & development of internet presence will be necessary.

EQUIPMENT DETAIL:
AKG C214 STEREO PAIR MICROPHONE SET - 800
ART PRO VLA II COMPRESSOR - 300
ART TPS II 2-CH PREAMP - 140
BBE 382i SONIC MAXIMIZER - 100
FURMAN POWER CONDITIONER - 65
8 UNIT FLIGHT CASE - 100
On-Stage Stands Mic Stand Package - 100
ProLine Studio Boom Mic Stand - 150
MICROPHONE CABLES - 130
YAMAHA HS80M MONITOR SPEAKERS - 700
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Subtotal 2585
+ 10% Tax 219.73
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GRAND 2804.73

DETAIL: PROMOTIONS
Potential advertisement outlets include (but not limited to):
• Sync Magazine
• Nightflying Magazine
• Facebook
• Arkansas Times
• Arkansas Democrat Gazette
• Flier Campaign

With the purchase of this equipment & advertising services we expect to reach potential clients that have not heard of our business & will be able to adapt to any recording situation. There is a high demand for affordable, flexible recording services & a small loan of $5k would allow us to dominate a market that no one else is exploring. We can grow by marketing and improving our ability to serve larger clients and provide additional services to all clients.

If we can maintain the momentum & keep up the good vibes, Anna can quit her job & we can have kids... you know, start a family :)

Anna's loan is endorsed by John Chamberlin. The information below explains why her trustee thinks Anna is a great candidate for a Kiva Zip loan.
How long have you known this person?

More than 5 years

Tell us about your relationship with this borrower.

I met Anna through her father, who worked for a bank that purchased software and services from my firm. I have been in contact with her during her education and working career. We are in contact at least monthly, recently most often concerning the business she is a partner in building. I have seen her do well in college and move through career steps from intern to respected professional.

Tell us about this borrower's personality and character, and why you are endorsing him or her for a Kiva Zip loan.

Anna is a very capable person who loves to take on challenges and earn success. She has broad vision and also a capability to focus on the specific steps that get a job done. Her skills range from musical to financial, project management to technical. She has excellent character and leadership ability.

Tell us about this borrower's business, and why you believe a Kiva Zip loan will contribute to his or her success.

The business she is engaged in is one that suits the skills of Anna and her partner and has a workable business model that will benefit from additional equipment and advertising. It is a good business that will add to the cultural and commercial infrastructure of the community. For Anna and her partner the loan will move them more quickly into independent business, enabling them to build their lives and contribute jobs and services to the community.

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PAYING BACK

A loan of $5,000 helps me to purchase audio production equipment, build our website & develop a promotional budget for our services.

Disbursed Jun 10, 2013
Repayment Term:
24 monthly payments
Grace Period:
N/A
Listed:
Mar 15, 2013
Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2013
Paying Back:
Jun 11, 2013

About Lansky Sound

Industry:
Services
Years in Operation:
6 months - 1 year
Website:
lanskysound.com
Badges:
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What are Borrower Badges?

Borrower Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward borrowers’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

This loan is endorsed by

Trustee Type:
Individual
Location:
Little Rock, AR
Badges:
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On Zip Since:
Mar 15, 2013
(13 months)
Loans Endorsed:
1
Total Value:
$5,000
Fundraising/Raised:
0
Paying on Time:
Not enough data
Paying Back Late:
Not enough data
Repaid in Full:
0
Defaulted:
0
Repayment Rate:
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Why are you endorsing Anna?

Anna is a very capable person who loves to take on challenges and earn success. She has broad vision and also a capability to focus on the specific steps that get a job done. Her skills range from musical to financial, project management to technical. She has excellent character and leadership ...

What are Trustee Badges?

Trustee Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward trustees’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.
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