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 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 and businesses who feel financially lost. 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 how to find tax help for creative business, and shares practical record keeping and accounting tips.
For creative people who struggle to say “no”. 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 people looking for a grant or revenue strategy. Grants are often held up as the holy grail of a successful arts career, and to be awarded “free” money can feel like a blessing, until you realise how much extra work is involved in researching and writing grants in the first place. Learn both the basics and the strategy behind winning, losing and continuing on in the grant process.
For creative practitioners and business people looking who need more time. 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 entrepreneurs 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. Since the rise of the internet, marketing has become far more accessible for artists and creatives. Blogging, social media and email allow you to reach far more people than ever before, using low- and no-cost tools and techniques. But what do you say, exactly? How can you reach and engage with more people online, and do so in a way that feels natural and easy? Find out how in this fun workshop.
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.