HOTSHOTS #12- Starting an Indie Business with Alyssa Shanghavi

Alyssa tells me about her lifelong passion for visual art, her recent addition into St. Catharines' band My Son The Hurricane, and gives us a glimpse into how much her independent business costs per month.




This is HOTSHOTS, a podcast for musicians, artists, and professionals within the scene to discuss the ups and downs of working within the Canadian entertainment industry. Of course, I'm your host, Sarah Jessica.


Join Alyssa and I was we discuss her long-held talent for visual arts, her independent craft and accessory business Benji's Market, and what online art distributers actually offer their designers.


GTHA-based Alyssa Shanghavi is a multidisciplinary artist, trombonist, and owner of Benji's Market- her Etsy shop specializing in scrunchies, hair accessories, keychains, stationary, stickers, and more.


You can find Alyssa on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Etsy and her website under @benjismarket, on Twitch as @drtrombone, or her personal accounts on most socials under @lys.shanghavi and Alyssa Shanghavi.

Intro/outro music by Nathanael Pollard and Scott Marsh. (@nattydreddz, @scottmarshmusic)

Artwork by Jordyn Doyle. (@doylejordyn_)






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