Into the woods with Folksy Summer School

We’re joining Folksy this year on 11th August at their first ever Summer School for designers and makers, it’s in the woods around Sheffield which sounds magical. Over two days event attendees will hear from 20 speakers on topics such as branding, marketing, selling, social media, and MyCake’s Sarah Thewall will be presenting on Pricing Read the full article…

3 weeks until The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers on Thu 27 June

Come along to The Design Trust Start Up Day at New Designers this month and hear 27 speakers from across the UK, from successful designers to government, from non-profit studio providers to large online marketplaces. The day is going to be buzzing with inspiration and advice, our very own Sarah Thelwall will be speaking about getting to Read the full article…

No pain no gain for Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations

The DCMS cuts to the arts budget over the next two years will be passed on to all Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations. A reduction in funding of 1% in the year 2013/14 and 2% in the year 2014/15 will be issued across the board to enable Arts Council England to achieve the £11.6m Read the full article…

Chequebooks: don’t bank on it

Paying by cheque, a favoured method of payment by charities, small businesses and the elderly, recent findings uncover cheques are no longer issued by every bank as standard with an account. Consumer rights watchdog Which? recently called 18 UK banks and found cheques are hard to come by for bank customers. Nationwide and The Co-operative Read the full article…

MyCake public appearances

There are quite a few inspiring and informative events happening this month for creative professionals where you can come and find MyCake’s founder Sarah Thelwall to hear her talk and have a chat. Tuesday 26 June – 1pm – 5pm at School of Art, Margaret Street Birmingham: Culture Benchmark workshop for West Midlands arts organisations. Read the full article…

Creative tendancies: making creativity pay

Street location of Paper Trail work by Deb Bowness – HOUSE 2012 commissioned artist Our marketing and comms manager Lauren has been working in Brighton for two months on a contemporary visual arts event called HOUSE as part of Brighton Festival. She’s been throwing herself into the art scene and the city’s creative networking circuit. Read the full article…

Creative tendancies: making creativity pay

Street location of Paper Trail work by Deb Bowness – HOUSE 2012 commissioned artist Our marketing and comms manager Lauren has been working in Brighton for two months on a contemporary visual arts event called HOUSE as part of Brighton Festival. She’s been throwing herself into the art scene and the city’s creative networking circuit. Read the full article…

Free or charged for: the MyCake take on this

We’ve been mulling over the Creative Boom article which asked the question ‘Is there a turning tide against free online services?’. Here at MyCake we’ve always thought it important to charge for our main products and services whilst providing either a free trial period or a free ‘lite’ product. Why do we take this position? Read the full article…