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Prepare for a Pop-Up: the complete series

Creative Quarter Company

Monday, 12 March 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

Prepare for a Pop-Up: the complete series
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Type Remaining End Quantity
Mon 26 Feb: Getting started
6-9pm. This is the first workshop in the series.
15 Tickets 12 Mar 2018 Free  
Mon 5 March: Marketing + Promotion
6-9pm. This is the second workshop in the series.
15 Tickets 12 Mar 2018 Free  
Monday 12 March: Pricing Methods + Tips
6-9pm. This is the third workshop in the series.
15 Tickets 12 Mar 2018 Free  
Mon 19 March: Engaging Customers
6-9pm. This is the 4th workshop in the series.
15 Tickets 12 Mar 2018 Free  

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Event Details

Are you a designer or maker from the creative or digital industries with products or services to sell? This is a complete series of four workshops plus an  independent research task. The workshops are designed to help you promote your business, engage potential customers and make the most of opportunities such as trade fairs, craft markets and pop-up shops. Each workshop builds upon the last to build your confidence to pop-up in public - including practical issues such as legal and book-keeping, marketing, social media and photography, pricing, display and talking to customers. The series has been designed by and includes contributions from experienced independent businesses. 

At the end of the series you will be asked if you want to participate in one of the pop up markets due to take place in the Creative Quarter Avenues at Sneinton Market.  This will be a opportunity for you to use all the knowledge gained during the course and put your customer engagement techniques to the test in a fun and welcoming environment

The workshops run on Monday evenings. Places are limited and participants can attend all four workshops and complete the independent research. However you must register for each workshop separately.

If you wish to attend only individual workshops, please register for the relevant ticket(s). Priority will be given to those registering for the complete series but we hope to be able to offer some additional places on individual workshops or repeat them if necessary. You will be contacted asap to confirm your place.

In all cases you must be eligible for and enrolled in the Big House Programme - see details below. 

Dates, times and content

The programme is made up of 4 x 3 hour workshops plus an independent research task.  All sessions take place at THiNK, Cobden Chambers, Nottingham NG1 2ED. 
6 - 9pm Monday February 26th - Session 1: Getting started: What you need to know about trading
Describing your product or service to others
Practical issues including legal, tax, simple book-keeping
Action planning for a pop-up
6 - 9pm Monday March 5th - Session 2: Marketing and Promotion 
Free or cheap methods you can use 
Getting started with social media
Photographing your products and using images
Outlining your marketing strategy - focusing particularly on driving footfall to your pop-up
 6 - 9pm Monday March 12th - Session 3: Pricing Methods and Tips 
How to price products/services relative to costs and context
Pricing strategies including offers and bundling
6 - 9pm Monday March 19th - Engaging Customers 
Display and selling techniques 
Using space creatively and effectively
Talking to customers
Building contact
Independent research with Nottingham Independents providing guidance
research covers observations on pricing, business models, marketing and display techniques etc. This involves visiting shops in your own time.

As this course is part of an ERDF funded initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending the event. If you are not already enrolled, you will find the appropriate form herePlease bring this form with you to the first workshop as it will be required when signing in.

If you would like any further information on this programme, please contact us at  

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020 



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Cobden Chambers
Off Pelham Street
NG1 2ED Nottingham
United Kingdom

Monday, 12 March 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Creative Quarter Company

The Creative Quarter is an organisation whose mission is to make Nottingham a great environment in which creative and innovative businesses can succeed, start up, grow and be sustained. We aim to promote Nottingham and the Creative Quarter locally, regionally and nationally as a destination in which to locate a business and raise its profile as a place where fresh ideas, new technologies, and enterprise are supported and celebrated.

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