It's tax time again (again?!) and the ATO has recently reminded us of what we can and can't claim as creative professionals. Creative businesses and professionals are in an interesting position with regards to deductions, as many of us are individuals, small businesses AND professional artists. … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business Content
Sometimes the creative business life could do with a bit of a kick. We need information about what's happening in our world, or maybe we need a confidence injection from finding out about the life of another creative entrepreneur. Here we feature regular articles that explore in more depth issues of relevance to creative freelancers, as well as blog postings and videos about how to make this crazy life work.
Our wonderful advisor Irene Lemon shares some of her tips for creatives who might be new to showcasing their creative work in a retail setting, or need a little boost to help their sales. There are an increasing number of creatives who are selling their own work in shops, pop-ups, markets and … [Read more...]
We highly recommend conducting the S.W.O.T analysis around here, as considering your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats is a great planning tool. We also like the imaginative combination of pen, paper, drawings and words as we consider the needs of creative business. It’s kind of like … [Read more...]
Nina Hendy, the founder of The Freelance Collective, shares her top six tips for standing out and getting more clients as a freelancer in the digital age. Standing out from the crowd is no mean feat for creative freelancers these days, but if you’re really going to actually able to feed your … [Read more...]
Irene Lemon is our fabulously experienced regional creative industries business advisor who loves start-ups and freelance businesses. She is phenomenal at grant and tender writing, and is a fan of social entrepreneurs and female-driven businesses. Irene is based in lovely downtown Armidale, and in … [Read more...]
Brook McCarthy, business coach and digital marketer extraordinaire, shares here how to make and curate content to create your community. She also runs a content workshop for us, find out more here! When you post a photo to your Facebook business page, send a mass email or update Instagram with a … [Read more...]