Workshops Past event Tuesday, 14 May 2019 – Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Creative Startup Essentials

Get to grips with start up business basics across three inspiring evening workshops by Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Seminar Room 1, South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £150.00

    Suitable for all levels.

Past Event

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. Produced by Creative Entrepreneurs, this three-part course will provide you with the essential skills to start your creative business journey. Through seminar discussions led by experts and hands-on activities, participants will cover topics including the art of networking, legal and finance basics.

14 May 2019
Creative Startup Essentials – The Art of Networking Basics
by Carolyn Dailey, Founder, Creative Entrepreneurs
- Overview – the power of connection: how things happen today
- Preparation – defining goals, research, preparing marketing materials
- Networking in action – lay of the land, strategies and techniques
- Harnessing reciprocity and trust – cultivating long term relationships

21 May 2019
Creative Startup Essentials – Legal Basics
by Efrat Gordon & Joshua Metliss, Lee & Thompson
- What are the common characteristics if creative industry businesses?
- Company basics – key considerations when setting up, organization and share structures
- People basics – employees, freelancers and consultants, how to incentivize and retain key individuals
- IP basics – IP overview, understanding what you own and how to exploit and protect it

28 May 2019
Creative Startup Essentials – Finance Basics
by Shaun Beaney, ICAEW & Martin Carruthers, Grant Thornton
- Accounting basics – information tracking, bookkeeping and financial planning
- Tax basics – corporate tax overview, HMRC, VAT, SEIS
- Fundraising basics – business plan and pitch deck, friends and family, angel investment, startup loans (crowdfunding to be mentioned but not covered in detail)