Creative Money: 10 recommendations for cultural organisation on how to organise their finances

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Sarah Thelwall talks about the nitty-gritty of running a business in the cultural industry and about how to fine-tune the financial side of cultural organisation’s work. 1. Strike a balance between your creative drive and basic financial knowledge People who come to the creative industry or cultural sector seek to tell consumers about their products, Read the full article…

Do you have enough income to enjoy Christmas and the January sales?

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Wouldn’t it be great if you had a better idea of what your forward income looks like? Here’s how to achieve a future picture using MyCake or other book keeping systems: take each existing project and allocate the fees you’re charging (according to the stage payments you’ve agreed with the client) into appropriate invoices date these invoices Read the full article…

Tax Return – how to avoid the January panic

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Should the 31st October deadline for paper tax returns be the mental deadline for all of us? So the deadline for paper filing of tax returns is looming on the 31st October, but some people argue that this should be your deadline even if you complete your tax return online. Why? In part to avoid Read the full article…

Creative Lenses Forum will explore innovative business models in the arts

Creative Lenses Forum Innovative business models in the arts 13/10/16 University of the Arts London

Times of austerity can foster great art, but have the past few years led to innovation in the business models that support it? A forthcoming event at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London will look at exactly that question by exploring business model innovation of independent arts venues and performing arts organisations. Read the full article…

Benchmark Bulletin 8 – latest look at creative-business-finances

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In this our 8th bulletin we’ve decided to look at how the profile of your business model changes as the business grows. As ever the data is drawn from our users so it’s real creatives with real businesses that drive both the data and what we do. This bulletin should help you ask questions about Read the full article…