An opus is a work of art, the ultimate expression of the heart and soul of the artist who created it.
In very much the same way, a business is a reflection of the person who dreamed it, created, crafted and refined it.
At Opus Marketplace, we believe that your business should reflect the best parts of you. And that it should feed your spirit just as well as it feeds your family, if not more so.
That’s not to say that it will all be sunshine and lollipops, running a business is hard work. But if you can align your needs and desires with the shape of your business, it will be worth every ounce of sweat you pour into its care and feeding. It can become your masterpiece, your magnum opus.
Who is Opus Marketplace?
Aric Rohner – Co-founder
Aric is a visionary and solver. He spent 30 years in Information Technology, working for EDS and HP, ending up as an Information Systems Architect and security specialist. During that time, he had lots of interesting work to do and a great salary but was vaguely dissatisfied without really knowing why.
He also has a deep curiosity about personal and spiritual growth. He has been coaching and mentoring people for years and is co-authoring a book on the Enneagram.
What really lights him up is helping people connect with and achieve their dreams — having the deeper conversations with people, who are ready for things to change for the better, about what fills them and how they are receiving that in their life and in their business.
Starting Opus Marketplace with Carl is a fountain of blessing for Aric because he gets to combine and use all of his business, technical, and coaching skills at the same time for a really worthwhile purpose.
Carl Donovan – Co-founder
Carl is one of those entrepreneurs who gravitated toward business because he found the workaday routine to be brain-numbingly boring. Thankfully, Carl was raised in a time when ADHD kids weren’t drugged into normalcy, just given less sugar. As a result, he was free to develop a keen appreciation for change, exploration and creativity.
Not counting kid ventures like selling hand-made flutes and leather belts to tourists in New Orleans’ French Quarter or hawking newspaper subscriptions door-to-door, Carl has started three businesses in his time, Opus being the fourth.
Which is to say, he knows how thrilling, overwhelming and isolating entrepreneurship can be.
In a time of intense polarization and uncertainty, Carl feels, isolation is the last thing business owners should have to face. Instead, uncertain times call on us to come together, join forces, pool our resources and raise our collective ships.