Living Proof is an 8-piece R&B band providing sound, lights and entertainment for festivals, events and venues such as pubs, clubs and restaurants. They have been voted on various local “Best Of” lists for five years in-a-row, and have served as the opening act for the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Morris Day & The Time, and KC & The Sunshine Band. They also perform their own original music and recently received two awards for outstanding achievement in songwriting.
Living proof began as a professional band in 2002 and in 2007 sought assistance from the Central Indiana SBDC. They needed general advice in business development and direction for the band, and specific counsel on various accounting and taxation issues. He most recently asked for help in completing his business plan in order to obtain a SBA Community Express loan.
Leonard Patterson, founder of the band, shared his experience with obtaining assistance from the Central Indiana SBDC, “The SBDC has been a huge asset the past few years for Living Proof! In addition to offering insights and reports on demographics, just being able to meet and talk one on one with someone about the business side of things has been great. My band has gone from playing in small venues for next to nothing, to being an award-winning band that’s making 6-figures. I would highly recommend using the SBDC for whatever stage you are in with your business planning!”