Creative Startup Essentials | Business Basics Course at the Design Museum

Creative Entrepreneurs

Design Museum

March 5, 2019
18:30 - 20:00
£90/£75 for Creative Entrepreneurs Members

Our Business Basics course is back for 2019!

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.

Session One: How to Network – March 5th 2019 with 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 and reciprocity – cultivating long-term relationships

Session Two: Financial Basics for Creative Startups – March 12th 2019 with Shaun Beaney, of ICEAW

• Accounting basics – information tracking and financial planning

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

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

Session Three: Legal Basics for Creative Startups – March 19th 2019 with Simon Goodbody, Joshua Metliss and Efrat Gordon of Lee & Thompson

• What are the common characteristics of creative industry businesses?

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

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

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

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