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How to start a creative business

24 February 2022, Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Curious about turning your creative practice into a fully-fledged small business? This fun and friendly workshop will cover all the essentials you’ll need to get the basics right and avoid some of the most common pitfalls for creatives as they enter the world of self-employment and freelancing.

You will learn all the following, with a focus on the arts and creative industries:
+ Making a plan for your start-up journey
+ Understanding ABNs, structures, business names and licences
+ Getting ready for the money
+ Preparing for the market
+ Where to go for more (free) help.

At the completion of the session you will have:
+ Lifetime access to a Dropbox folder jam-packed with resources
+ A Creative Business Start-Up Checklist
+ A One Page Creative Business and Marketing Plan
+ The option of more one-to-one advice from a creative business specialist.

All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive webinar. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.

Who’s presenting?
Ann Niddrie balances creativity with a love for data and strategy. From early beginnings as a photographer she expanded her skills into online marketing and producing and directing public art projects. More recently she has worked in creative industry development and is a passionate advocate for investment in creative industries

What’s Creative Plus Business?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to 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 hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

This workshop will take place on Zoom. Click BOOK NOW to register. You will receive the Zoom link in an email from Creative Plus Business prior to the workshop. This will be a live online event, and you will not be able to access a recording of the event later.

This event has a capacity to host up to 50 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.

Attending this event will consolidate your thinking about starting a creative business in NSW. You’ll then be eligible to book an advisory session to test your business idea.


Creative Business Plus
8091 2082
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