Business Name: Funk Fusion Academy, LLC

Location: 1611 East Oak St. #12, Conway

Telephone: 501-366-1049

Website: 501-366-1049

Date opened: June 2009

Number of employees: Funk Fusion Academy has 4 trained teachers on staff.

What type of business is it? Funk Fusion Academy is a Production Academy that offers 6 Styles of Dance, Modeling, Acting, Kids Taekwondo, Broadway Musical. FFA also hires acts for different events that are paid and some none paid.

What specifically does your business do? Funk Fusion teaches from the heart and trains kids/adults what they need to know in the entertainment world. If someone does not want to take their skills to the next level, they can just take classes and learn while having fun.

Owner Name: Chante Duncan

Why did you decide to open this business/location? FFA was open to give parents something they could afford with a great outcome. Anyone can take unlimited classes for only $100 a month and learn what they need. FFA was needed in the Central Arkansas area, not only do we teach high level classes, but we help our students find jobs and teach them how to take what they learn and use it in everyday life.

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? The biggest surprise would be how many jobs we have blessed our students and families with.

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? The best advice was to take your time and everything will fall into place.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? Advice for someone starting a business would be to market yourself right and don’t let your guard down. Stay strong and believe in yourself and dreams.

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? FFA is unique in Faulkner County because we are affordable and the outcome is great. You can join FFA and get paid gigs while taking classes to learn how to improve your confidence. All our staff members are professional and have over 100 teaching hours. FFA is your next level Academy.