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 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, small businesses and arts organisations. This real-world workshop explores the mystery of marketing for creatives, 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.
For creative practitioners and freelancers. This complex and challenging marketing tool is a must for creatives, but finding the balance between narcissism and neglect can be tricky. This practical workshop covers the basics of how to kickstart marketing using social media, including which platform to choose and tricks to staying up-to-date.
For creative practitioners and freelancers. This surprisingly fun event is designed to encourage creative people to get to know each other, while also acknowledging the horror that is networking, and sharing a few tips at the same time.
For creative people and arts organisations. Grants are often held up as the holy grail of a successful arts career, until you realise how much work is involved. Learn both the basics and the strategy behind winning, losing and continuing on in the grant process.
For creative practitioners and freelancers. Money is the lifeblood of any creative business, but financial literacy can be a real struggle for creatives. This workshop outlines some of the basics of money with fun, flair and pictures. The course also introduces how to find tax help for creative business, and shares practical record keeping and accounting tips.
For creative practitioners and freelancers. How on earth do we find the time to be creative, make money and have enough time for a personal life as well? This down-to-earth course looks at how to realistically manage time and includes some practical strategies for keeping all the juggling balls in the air.
For creative practitioners and freelancers. Effective communication is vital in both business and life, but creative people often find it difficult to fight for their corner and negotiate the best deals for themselves. This fun and practical workshop uses tried and true techniques from the Harvard School of Negotiation to teach creatives tips on effective communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and saying “no”.
For creative practitioners and entrepreneurs. 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.
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.