Creative Startup Essentials: Business Planning Basics at the Design Museum

Creative Entrepreneurs

Design Museum

June 4, 2019
18:30 - 20:00
£90/£75 for Creative Entrepreneurs Members

How do you turn a creative idea into a successful business? Whether it’s setting up a design studio, digital agency, photography business or running a gallery, knowing the basics of business is an essential part of creating a new venture.

Curated by Creative Entrepreneurs, this three-part course will provide a deep-dive into the essential aspects of Business Planning. Through seminar discussions led by experts and hands-on activities, participants will cover topics including: defining your business and the market opportunity; writing and presenting a business plan and the basics of financial planning.

Everyone is welcome to attend this course. Whether you have already started a creative business, have an idea for a new one or just want to learn more, we welcome you to join this course.

Session One: Defining the basics of your creative business – 4th June 2019

by Carolyn Dailey

  • Overview – what is business planning and why is it crucial to success?
  • Identifying your product, customer and revenue streams
  • Defining the market opportunity 

Session Two: Creating a written plan – 11th June 2019

by Shaun Beaney

  • Overview – what is a business plan and why is it crucial to success?
  • Understanding the key components of a business plan
  • Applying them to your business
  • How to maximise the use of your business plan

Session Three: Getting on top of the numbers – 18th June 2019

By Haysmacintyre

  • Overview – Key financial information and how to organise it
  • The various audiences for your financial information and their needs
  • Introduction to the basics of Excel and financial modelling

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