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12 Steps to Building A Successful Creative Business
Tue 18 April 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
This FREE expert-led session will cover the practical issues every artist and creative business encounters and offer useful exercises and practical advice to make your business a success.
Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust, will address all the tricky issues creative businesses face. From “what are your talents” to “who are your clients?” to “how much money do you really need to get started” to “how to keep it legal”, the evening will offer plenty of practical advice on the strategies, tools and skills that artists, designers, musicians and creative entrepreneurs can engage to succeed in business. You'll also have the chance to meet other local creatives over a drink after the talk.
This session will be held at Ealing Works, a co-working space opening in summer 2017. After the talk, the architects will lead a tour of the building (currently an empty office building) and will be on hand to answer questions about the project.
About the speaker: Patricia van den Akker is the Director of The Design Trust, an online business school for designers and makers that now attracts over 50K visits each month. She is passionate about helping creatives to create successful businesses. She is known for her thought-provoking questions and inspiring workshops that cover all aspects of starting and growing a creative business. She will give you the knowledge and business skills you need, but also the tools and confidence to get into action to make your business work better.