Courses | Startup Essentials | In Partnership with the Design Museum

Creative Entrepreneurs

Design Museum

November 6, 2018
18:30 - 20:00
24-238 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: Financial Basics for Creative Start-Ups

Tuesday 13th November
by Shaun Beaney, Institute of Chartered Accountants & Martin Carruthers, GrantThornton

• 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: Legal Basics for Creative Startups

Tuesday 20th November
by Simon Goodbody, Efrat Gordon & Joshua Metliss, Lee & Thompson

• 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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