Courses | Startup Essentials | In Partnership with the Design Museum

Creative Entrepreneurs

Design Museum

October 23, 2017
18:15 - 20:30
£90 / £75 for Members

How do you turn a creative idea into a successful business? Discover the basics in starting up a business on this practical course.

Curated by Creative Entrepreneurs, this three-part course will cover several essential aspects of setting up a creative business: how to network effectively, legal basics, and finance. Through seminar discussions led by experts and hands-on activities, participants will learn the skills and knowledge they need to begin to turn their creative ideas into business reality.

Section One: How to Network

Monday 23rd October

• 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

This session is led by Carolyn Dailey, Founder of Creative Entrepreneurs.
Section Two: Legal Basics for Creative Startups

​Monday 30th October

• 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

This session is led by Malcolm Murray, Partner and Head of Corporate at legal experts Lee & Thompson.
Section Three: Financial Basics for Creative Start-Ups

Monday 6th November

• 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)

This session is led by chartered accountant Dave Morrison, Partner at Nyman Libson Paul, and Shaun Beaney of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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