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    Courses | Startup Essentials | In Partnership with the Design Museum

    Creative Entrepreneurs

    Design Museum

    November 06, 2018
    18:30 - 20:00
  • Courses | Startup Essentials | In Partnership with the Design Museum
    224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8 6AG
    £90/£75 for Creative Entrepreneurs Members

    How do you turn a creative idea into a successful business? Discover the basics of starting up a business on this practical 3-part course presented by Creative Entrepreneurs.

    Through the three seminar discussions below, led by industry experts and hands-on activities, participants will learn the skills and knowledge they need to begin to turn their creative ideas into business reality. 



    Session One: How to Network

    Tuesday 6th November
    by Carolyn Dailey, Founder of Creative Entrepreneurs

    • Overview – what makes things happen today - the power of connection

    • Preparation – defining goals, research, preparing marketing materials

    • Networking in action – lay of the land, strategies & techniques

    • Harnessing trust & reciprocity – cultivating long-term relationships


    Session Two: Legal Basics for Creative Startups

    Tuesday 13th November

    • What are the common characteristics of creative industry businesses?

    • Company basics - key considerations on setting up, organisation and share structures

    • People basics – employees, freelancers & consultants how to incentivise and retain key creative individuals

    • IP basics – IP overview, understanding what you own and how to exploit and protect it



    Session Three: Financial Basics for Creative Start-Ups

    Tuesday 20th November
    by Shaun Beaney, Institute of Chartered Accountants

    • Accounting basics – information tracking & financial planning

    • Tax basics – corporate tax overview, HMRC, VAT, SEIS

    • Fundraising basics – friends & family, angel investment, startup loans (crowdfunding to be mentioned, but not covered in detail)

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