Be nice to your space!

Community Guide to Room Hire;  Power to Change / MyCake

Have you got space in your community centre?   Do you use it all?  Or is there a room at the back, maybe a little damp (’cause you don’t keep the heater on) that’s sitting there, lonely, with no one to play in it? Just a little sad round the edges, and slighly neglected with perhaps Read the full article…

Where are you with managing your money? Our survey says…

Back in the autumn we circulated a small survey to a number of community businesses to find out how they managed their money – in some cases, literally.   Our results are quite interesting from the small data cohort we used: Managing and keeping track of money is one of those things that we all MEAN Read the full article…

Why pay artists?

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The Paying artists campaign, shaped and generated by artists through a-n and AIR, has launched a new campaign video: What is the Paying Artists Campaign Visual artists in the UK are regularly expected to develop and exhibit their work without a fee. We don’t think this is right. The Paying Artists campaign aims to secure Read the full article…

Benchmarking for Catalyst Arts orgs: What we learnt

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We spent Wednesday 19th Feb with some 30 ACE Catalyst funded organisations to look at how to use data to help them plan and measure the successes of their income generating activities. Sarah Thelwall was joined by William Makower and Paul Cutts of the National Funding Scheme who gave an overview of how Donate works Read the full article…

Commissioning opportunity for South East based artists: HOUSE 2014

Brighton and Hove’s annual visual arts event HOUSE 2014 are inviting applications for this year’s artist commissions. Hurry though there is one week left to apply, the deadline is Friday 17 January 2014. HOUSE 2014 have launched a commissioning opportunity in partnership with Lighthouse, Brighton Festival, Photoworks, The Regency Town House and University of Brighton. Read the full article…

Mid week MyCake: Boost business and income before Christmas

Ok so there are five weeks to go before the Christmas holidays. Still plenty of time to boost business and increase your income before Christmas. You just need to get your priorities in order. (Maybe you’ll want to reorder these to suit your business and the time/budget you have available but this is what we Read the full article…

Mid week MyCake: Getting retailers to reorder this Christmas

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In the run up to the holiday season over December and January we will bring you mid week gems of advice from the MyCake archive. Here we’re looking at getting retailers to reorder with you this Christmas. By this stage in the year retailers have placed their Christmas orders indeed they’ve mostly received their stock Read the full article…

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…

iZettle keeps cupcakes moving with Crumbs and Doilies

No cash on you but you really need a cupcake? We think what iZettle are doing for small businesses like London based cake bakers Crumbs and Doilies is pretty darn brilliant. Instead of a costly card payment machine iZettle offers businesses a portable solution that plugs into a mobile phone or similar device, it takes Read the full article…

MyCake Inpires – Commissions

In this MyCake Inspires video, Sarah talks about the commissioning vs selling both from the commissioner and the designer’s perspective. So a good one to watch if you are asked to do private commissions – and want to look at a beautiful concrete kitchen! Take a look at David Bucknall’s work. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGd7DKj5mFE[/youtube]