Genevieve Thiers

Genevieve Thiers

Genevieve Thiers is the founder of Sittercity.com, OperaModa.com, and several other companies. She is an obsessive job creator who has created over a million jobs in caregiving and hundreds of jobs for opera singers. She works at 1871 in Chicago and is an active professional singer in the area. She is a 2004 master in opera performance from Northwestern University and a student of Judy Haddon. She has won over 20 entrepreneurial and singing awards, and her companies have been on Ellen, The View, The TODAY Show, and CNN, as well as in TIME and in many other media outlets. See more about her at www.genevievethiers.com.


Starting and Starring In Your Own Opera Company

As an entrepreneur who is also a singer, I love that the root of the word “entrepreneur” comes from the Italian word impresa, meaning “an enterprise or undertaking.” An Italian

How to Create Your Board and Begin Fundraising

In the final article of this five-part series on how to create your own opera company, learn how to form a board that will support your organization both organizationally and financially. Also discover a variety of creative and fun ways to further fundraise.

How to Hire and Manage a Team

In article four of this five-part series on how to create your own opera company, learn how to put the teams together you need to mount a production as well as how to communicate clearly with your teams once they are in place.

How to Brand, Market, and Promote Your Opera Company

In article three of this five-part series on how to create your own opera company, learn the ins and outs of creating a strong brand through a logo, company name, and mission statement. Then read how to market and promote that brand through social media and the press.

How to Build Your Audience Base

In part two of this five-part series on starting your own opera company, Thiers lays out how to use social media to create an e-mail list that will generate your audience.

How to Start Your Own Opera Company

Are you discouraged by the lack of performing opportunities available? Sometimes the best solution to no opportunities is to take matters into your own hands and create your own. In this five-article series, the founder of OperaModa walks you through how to start your own opera company.

Starting and Starring In Your Own Opera Company

A singer and self-made impresario looks at the critical role of creating singing jobs from both sides of the table.

Dot.com Diva

Find out how one entrepreneur leads a double life as a singer and CEO.