Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
2012 was a difficult year for Kim Maxwell. “I had just bought my house — I had not even made my first mortgage payment,” she said, and then came the news her employer was not able to keep her on staff.
Maxwell, an actress and educator, began teaching a private acting class to make ends meet. The class filled immediately and a friend advised her to “learn how to run this as a business.”