Free workshop: Business planning for creatives
Thu 23 March at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree, bookings required
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTS OUT WEST
A business or strategic plan is a summary and evaluation of an entrepreneurial idea – and it should be more than just a document to make bank managers and funding bodies happy. A useful plan can make the difference between creative business success and heading back to the drawing board. This workshop reframes the planning process specifically for creative practitioners, and helps participants create a business and/or strategic plan that will actually help them progress and grow their creative profession.
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Participants will dig into the deeper issues of:
+ The planning process in general, and making it useful both internally and externally;
+ Choosing the right template, and adding an Action Plan;
+ The four main sections: admin, finances, marketing and goals;
+ The Personal/Private and Professional Plans.
Resources and templates will also be provided for a variety of both business and strategic plans, including the preferred options for the Australia Council and other kinds of financing.
What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:
+ Lifetime access to a dedicated Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;
+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;
+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors.
All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.
Ideal For: Curious hobbyists, creative freelancers and businesses, arts organisations.
Who is presenting?
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.
What’s Creative Plus Business?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help by sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way. Everything we do is designed to help creatives feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.
Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email email@example.com
Venue: Lithgow Transformation Hub, Mort St &, Bridge St, Lithgow NSW 2790
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This event has the capacity to host up to 20 people.
For more information, please head to www.creativeplusbusiness.com
About Business Connect:
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.
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