Art-Right firm provide a service for businesses seeking a sense of beauty for their office space
people skills from the business world with her
passion for art when she
Art-Right consulting business. DINAH Wright, the owner of Art-Right, always knew that she had a deep appreciation for art, but she never thought that her eye for what looks good hanging on a wall would be her bread and butter.
Seven years after leaving corporate America to act as an art agent and consultant, that is exactly what her
life has become.Her
company has developed a method for supplying commercial businesses with the right art for their office space.
When a company decides to hire Art-Right
or one of her
two art consultants heads out to the business to size it up.
According to Wright
, these virtual galleries make shopping for art much more convenient for her
clients than those businesses that seek their art elsewhere.
"One of the advantages to our clients is that we save them a ton of time" Wright
said."There are lots of decorators out there and there are lots of art consultants out there, and one of the ways we stand out from all of them is that we are the only company that I am aware of that puts together a Web gallery for our clients."
This not only makes it easier for time-pressed executives to choose the art they want, but it also allows Art-Right
to reach a customer base far beyond Houston.
"If we need to, we will fly out to view a customer's office," Wright
said."We sell and ship everywhere from New York to California and everywhere in between."Wright
has two consultants, a bookkeeper, an office manager and an installer on a part-time or contract basis.She
hopes to move toward hiring a full-time staff within the next year.She
is also interested in franchising the Art-Right concept.She
currently has interested investors in Colorado, and she
is keeping her
ears open for any other interesting offers.
"We really seem to be hitting a flow in Houston because now we have established a foundation," Wright
agreed with this assessment and said she
has already taken steps that she
feels ensure her
company's business plan is one that would be attractive to outside investors.She
said that while it might be easy enough for another consultant to duplicate Art-Right's
technology, it would take a long time to build the network of connections that she
"Then there's the relationships that I have built with artists and publishers, some of whom work exclusively with us, that would take literally years to build," Wright