Bryton Entertainment LLC
WHAT IT IS: Creates music videos, documentaries, commercials, weddings, concerts and 3-D graphics
OWNER: Denton Adkinson and Bryan Williams
ADDRESS: 2531 Center West Parkway, Suite 134, Augusta
IN OPERATION: Two years
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: TWO
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS BUSINESS? We both have backgrounds in the media field, Channel 6 and Augusta State and 60 years of combined experience in entertaining everyone from schoolteachers, family members and former co-workers (oops, sorry, former employers).
STRANGEST CLIENT/INCIDENT: We met a client who appeared to be having a conversation with herself when she arrived at the door to our office. Once inside, her imaginary friend began (very vehemently) arguing with her. We find it's very important not to get involved in domestic abuse. They usually both turn on you.
WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THE BUSINESS: Meeting people with lots of gumption. The ones who argue with themselves are fun, too.
WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT THE BUSINESS: Pompous or arrogant people. We would much rather work with people who have a good heart and strong desire than people who possess lots of talent and ability and are the first to tell you so. People with the personality of a rock don't go very far with us.
BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN THE BUSINESS: Way too many ideas and not enough time.
WHY YOUR BUSINESS STANDS OUT: We honestly care about our clients. We have great relationships with everyone we agree to work with. Also, and most importantly, our clients have a ball working with us. We are strong believers in having lots of fun.
ORGANIZATIONS/EVENTS INVOLVED IN: Julie's House, T.A.G.S., Big Sisters In Action, Life Link
AWARDS: Stellar Award Nominee for Video of the Year, Big Sisters in Action Service Award
YOUR BEST BUSINESS ADVICE: Contracts! Contracts! Contracts! If they don't sign them, you have no proof you've done business with them.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BUSINESS IN 5 YEARS/10 YEARS?: Five years: making motion pictures; 10 years: retired ... haha.
MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESS PRINCIPLE: Being the best that we can be; treating clients the best we can treat them; and making sure that every day we are at work, we are at play.
ROLE MODELS/INSPIRATIONS: Being a Christian company, of course, Jesus. Being a couple of clowns, Weird Al Yankovic. We work with so many inspired people it would require too much space to list here.
COMPANIES INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE BEHIND THE BUSINESS FEATURE SHOULD CONTACT BUSINESS EDITOR DAMON CLINE AT DAMON.CLINE@AUGUSTACHRONICLE.COM OR (706) 823-3486.