Creative Plus Business offers a wide range of unique training programs specifically tailored to help creative people enhance their business skills. The programs cover all the business basics, and some also focus on money management, tax, legal matters, and marketing. More importantly, all the training addresses the range of personal and emotional factors that go into running a creative business. The following workshops are open to all creative practitioners and are presented “live”.
For creative practitioners and business people looking for direction. Goal setting can be hard, and staying motivated even harder. This day-long fun and practical workshop is an easy guide to setting goals and figuring out how to get where you want to go, even for your long-term dreams. Participants will be taught how to use a practical Goal Matrix to get them started.
For creative people at every level. No matter what level you are, from a curious hobbyist to an experienced freelancer, our Top Ten Tips are the fun, fast and furious way to learn the basics of running a freelance and/or creative business.
For creative practitioners and businesses who need marketing help. This real-world workshop explores the mystery of marketing for creative people, with a focus on strategy and client/customer relations. It also examines some of the key elements necessary for a successful real-world and online marketing campaign, including websites, and explores in more depth those ambiguous strategies of word of mouth and “luck”.
For creative practitioners who need help with all aspects of business. This comprehensive three day course has been tailored exclusively to creative people and includes everything you need to know about working for yourself in the arts. Filmmakers, writers, visual artists, musicians and composers, performers and all are welcome, the more the merrier.
For creative practitioners and business people looking who need more time. How on earth do we find the time to be creative, run a business and make time for a personal life as well? This down-to-earth online course looks at how to realistically manage time and includes some practical strategies for keeping all the juggling balls in the air.
Money is the lifeblood of any small business, but financial literacy can be a real struggle for creatives. This workshop outlines some of the basics, such as cashflow and budgeting, and introduces money with fun, flair and pictures. The course also introduces the basics of tax for creative business, and shares practical record keeping and accounting tips.
For Stakeholders working with Creative Business people. This half-day hour workshop introduces participants to the global trends in creative industries, and examines practical steps that stakeholders can take to support creative practitioners who want to turn their skill into a business. Participants will have a better understanding of:
- The economic and cultural value of creative industry in Australia and globally;
- Real-world examples of how creative industry can be supported;
- Resources and organisations available to help creatives build business;
- Simple practical steps that can help creatives prepare for the industrial boom.
For creative businesses who need a strategy. Planning is imperative for creative practice, but getting started is difficult. This practical workshop addresses the best ways to start the business planning process, and why it can be so hard. It also looks at the unique needs of arts-based businesses. Workshop includes access to the Creative Plus Business Plan Template.
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution for Creatives (TBC)
How can I haggle for the fee that I want to be paid? How do I work with problematic people? Understanding how to tackle business relationships can be hard, and people are difficult it’s even harder. This workshop outlines various communication, negotiation and mediation tips specifically designed for creative practitioners who work for themselves.
And still in development… Ten Sources of Funding, Word of Mouth Workshop, Social Media for Creative Business, Branding for Creative Business, Grant Writing and more!