Discover our exciting autumn events programme – book your place today!

Autumn leaves

As summer draws to a close, we’re thrilled to announce the lineup for our 2021 autumn events programme! From September through November you’ll get the chance to hear from some of the sharpest minds in the creative industry about key topics that will help you build and scale your own creative business.

From thought leadership and navigating uncertainty to building your first tech product and getting your products in front of retailers – we have an incredibly diverse range of virtual talks and meetups for you to attend.

Several of our events this season are Zoom Dives – these are free-to-attend, insightful hour-long discussions, facilitated by our founder Carolyn Dailey. Expect to hear plenty of tips and strategies that you can apply to your business – plus, you’ll have the chance to get your questions answered by our expert speakers.

Also scheduled in the programme are our fabulous and fun members’ social events, plus an inspirational Founder File with a creative business leader that has already achieved mind-boggling success. You’ll need to have a Creative Entrepreneurs membership to access our members’ socials. Read about the many perks of membership.

Read on to see everything we’ve got in store for you.

CE Autumn Events Programme




Zoom Dive | How to become a thought leader
THU 2 SEP 14:00 GMT, Zoom

Thought leadership is all about expressing ideas and opinions that demonstrate you’re an expert in your field. In this insightful Zoom Dive event with talent agent Deborah Rey-Burns, discover how to become a thought leader in the creative industries – and importantly – how to monetise your knowledge and expertise. Register now for free.


Zoom Dive | Getting your product in front of retailers
THU 16 SEP 14:00 GMT, Zoom

Designed an amazing product and want to get it onto shelves? Nicole Higgins is an expert buyer, with experience working for high street retail giants like Primark, M&S and Debenhams. She now helps emerging brands get their products in front of big-name retailers. In this Zoom Dive, you’ll learn how to get ready for approaching retailers, what to do if you face rejection and how to tweak your products for future success. Book your free place.


Members’ Social | Connect with like-minded creative entrepreneurs
TUE 21 SEP 17:30 GMT, Zoom

Join us for another fun and exciting Members’ Social! In this one, we’ll be joined by special guest Phil Askew, a coach who helps creative entrepreneurs develop their personal brands. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other Creative Entrepreneurs members and hear about each other’s businesses. Members – RSVP via email. Not a member? Become one here.


Zoom Dive | Negotiations and contracts for creative startups
THU 30 SEP 12:30 GMT, Zoom

Do you find contracts, nondisclosure agreements and other legal documents overwhelming? If so, this session is an important one to attend! In it, Egbe Manton, founder of law firm Manton Legal, will demystify these documents. She’ll also be talking about how to negotiate deals that are right for your business. Book now – it’s free!




Zoom Dive | Building your first tech product – a beginner’s guide
THU 14 OCT 14:00 GMT, Zoom

Interested in designing your own tech product but don’t have much experience in tech? In this Zoom Dive, Sophie Hebdidge, founder of Techniclarity, will demystify designing your first tech product and help you understand how to reach your MVP (minimal viable product). You’ll also hear Sophie’s backstory – how she built a business that teaches others the tech know-how needed to build great tech products. Book your free place here.


Members’ Social | Connect with like-minded creative entrepreneurs
TUE 19 OCT 17:30 GMT, Zoom

This is our very informal and relaxed regular get-together for Creative Entrepreneurs members, where you can meet everyone and chat about all things creative and entrepreneurial. We’ll be joined by special guest Lucy Werner, founder of The Wern, the hottest PR, design and marketing agency for startups, and author of Brand Yourself to get some top tips. Members – RSVP via email. Not a member yet? Sign up here.


Zoom Dive | Navigating uncertainty
THU 28 OCT 14:00 GMT, Zoom

Uncertainty is something that all business owners face at some point. And it can stifle creativity, cause fear and lead to unproductivity. The good news is that you can embrace and tackle uncertainty to become more resilient, creative and energised. Sam Conniff, international best-selling author, public speaker and documentary maker, explains how in this insightful Zoom Dive session. A must-attend event for all creative entrepreneurs! Don’t miss it – sign up for free.




Zoom Dive | How to hire a great team
THU 11 NOV 14:00 GMT, Zoom

Maria Hvorostovsky is the founder of HVO Search, an executive search company. In this Zoom Dive, she’ll talk about how to find and land the right talent to help you grow your creative business. If you’ve already started out in business and you now need to hire key team members (e.g. head of marketing), this session is for you. You’ll discover the importance of hiring the right people first time, the key mistakes to avoid during the hiring process, and much more. Register here.


Members’ Social | Connect with like-minded creative entrepreneurs
TUE 16 NOV 17:30 GMT, Zoom

Grab a glass of your favourite refreshment and join in our casual and fun Members’ Social virtual meet-up. This is your chance to get to know other Creative Entrepreneurs members, compare notes on all things entrepreneurial with like-minded creatives and simply have a chat! If you’re a member, RSVP here. Not a member? Join us today.


Founder Files | An inspirational talk with Marine Tanguy, founder of MTArt
TUE 23 NOV 18:00 GMT, Zoom

Join us for an engaging in-conversation with Marine Tanguy, the founder of MTArt Agency and an advocate for artists from a young age. MTArt is the first talent agency for artists, empowering them to build their own brands and connecting them with brands and collectors. Reserve your spot now.


Missed some of last season’s Zoom Dives? Fear not. We publish all Zoom Dive recordings in the Journal so you can access them at your leisure. Many past Founder File events can also be found in the Creative Entrepreneurs members’ area. Not a member? Find out more and sign up here.

Get a bird’s eye view of all upcoming and past events in our Events calendar.