DREAM PLAN DO workshop at Hotel Elephant, Saturday 3 March 12noon - 4pm

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Are you a creative professional? Want to work ON your creative business in a practical, thought-provoking and strategic and realistic way?

Want to look at your future? Get more focus again and set some priorities? Create a realistic plan?

Want to work on your finances & marketing too? Find out where to focus your marketing?

In this practical but strategic DREAM PLAN DO workshop (the first LIVE one in London!!!) Patricia van den Akker, a well-known creative adviser and trainer and the Director of The Design Trust will be working with you at the bigger picture of your business, to help you create a business you are really proud of.

This WORKshop (yes you will be getting into action with your business!) is based on the popular business book that Patricia wrote last year and we will be using some of the key exercises from this book.

What do YOU really want? What is working in your business? What are you avoiding?

How much money do you need to make in a year? And how will you do that? And what to do if your numbers don't stack up?

What are your marketing or sales channels now and where do you want to focus in the future? What marketing activities will work best to get more sales online, in person, wholesale or ...?

This will be a very practical, handson workshop with loads of practical, thought-provoking and creative exercises that you will do by yourself or with other creative professionals. You will be working on your business plan and model, goal setting, your finances and some marketing planning too!

There will also be a very interactive Q&A session with Patricia where you can ask any business or marketing questions you might have! This is a unique opportunity to meet other creatives, and to work with Patricia directly.

A lovely lunch is available to purchase from Hotel Elephant.We will be in touch to ask you to pre-order to make it quicker on the day.

Two 'posh' teas and coffees during the day and fab cakes at 3pm will be INCLUDED in this price!


What is Dream Plan Do?

Last autumn Patricia van den Akker, the Director of The Design Trust, the online business school for designers and makers, launched "Dream Plan Do" her business book on Kickstarter very successfully. Dream Plan Do is a monthly planner for craft & design businesses and other creative product-based businesses such as homeware, giftware and stationery businesses. Each month the planner covers a different business topic step-by-step leading to launching your collection in the Autumn.

It's a coach-like book with loads of questions and exercises for you to fill in and develop your own creative business. This workshop will be loosely based on some of the key exercises of this planner.

If you already own the planner then this workshop is a great way to go deeper with some of the exercises and to work with Patricia directly. It's no problem if you don't have a planner yet, and you will be able to purchase one at the event if you like or purchase one on www.dream-plan-do.com/shop/ But you do not need to have the planner to take part in this workshop!


Who is this for?

This workshop is especially aimed at creative professionals who want to work on the business side of their creative practice. Both new creatives and established (even if you have been going for a decade or more!) designer makers, crafts people, designers and visual artists are welcome to attend. It's NOT recommended for creatives who have not started their creative business yet as we will working with real life data from your current business & marketing activities. Also if you do not want to work on the business and financial side of your creative practice then this is not for you.

Be prepared that this is a WORKSHOP and that you will be very involved in the activities. There will be plenty of opportunity to network and learn from the other participants too through creative and reflective exercises.

PLEASE NOTE: Only 19 tickets are available for this session so book early to avoid disappointment!


This is a self-financed workshop by The Design Trust. We do NOT get any funding to run workshops like this.

Two 'posh' coffees/tea and cakes at 3pm are INCLUDED in this price. The ticket price inludes VAT.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

If you don't have a Paypal account then you still can pay! Just click the paypal logo, and then it states in a link (towards the right bottom) 'No Paypal account?' and then follow the instructions there. If in doubt email me on info@thedesigntrust.co.uk

ACCESSIBILITY

Please note that Hotel Elephant is a lovely workspace venue for creatives a couple of minutes away from Elephant & Castle tube. We will be using their top floor space, which is up a metal staircase. If you have got any questions about accessibility then do get in touch with us as we are happy to help. info@thedesigntrust.co.uk


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1-5 Spare Street

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SE17 3EP

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