Starting & Building Your Creative Business

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The Lancashire Wildlife Trust

499-511 Bury Road



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Starting & Building Your Creative Busines

  • Do you want to make a living from your creativity?

  • Do you have a skill or product you want to sell?

  • Would you like to increase your sales?

Starting and Running a Creative Business (Full day)

Tuesday 31st October 10am -3 pm

  • Business Plans that work

  • Finding a Product

  • The right business structure

  • Names & logos

Finance and Funding (Full day)

Tuesday 7th November 10am-3 pm

  • Start-up Funding

  • Pricing your Work

  • Grants and Loans

  • Crowdfunding

The Design Council Survey found that successful creative businesses spend up to 40% of their time on Marketing. These four workshops will help you to market your business effectively and profitably.

Selling Your Work (Half day)

Tuesday 14th November 10am-1pm

  • Finding the right marketplace

  • Researching the market

  • Know your customers

Social Media (Half day)

Tuesday 21st November 10am-1pm

  • Creating a strategy that works for you

  • Who to target

  • Selling over the Internet

Promoting Yourself and Your Business (Half day)

Tuesday 28th November 10am-1pm

  • Writing a Press Release

  • Blogging

  • Branding

Keeping Motivated (Half day)

Tuesday 5th December 10am-1pm

  • Setting Targets

  • Building a support network

  • Mentoring

2 Full day Start–Up workshops

4 Half day marketing workshops

Supporting artists, makers and creative businesses in Greater Manchester

The workshops will be run by Elizabeth White, an experienced business adviser and consultant. Author of several business books, an artist and business owner herself, she is passionate about helping creative people build a successful business.

Workshops will be held at The Lancashire Wildlife Trust, 499-511 Bury Road, Bolton BL2 6DH Drinks will be provided, please bring your own lunch for full day workshops or shops 5-10 minute walk.

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or for more information contact Business Bolton at Email: or tel: 01204 334066

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