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…

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…

MyCake’s 3 Top Tips on where to start with your Pricing Strategy

Have a read of Sarah’s recent post on Pricing from the Folksy blog   Sarah Thelwall founder of Mycake.org the online toolkit offering creative entrepreneurs a helping hand with their finances, shares a few top tips before her Folksy Summer School pricing session on Sunday 11 August 2013. Let’s cut straight to it. Your pricing strategy should not be based Read the full article…

What reports should I run in my book-keeping system?

  One of the benefits of using a proper book-keeping system as opposed to a set of excel spreadsheets is that there are usually a whole set of reports which you can run on the data without having to invent complicated charts for yourself. MyCake is no exception to this. In recent conversations with users Read the full article…

Money For Creative People – is LIVE

Hurrah, we’ve made it to the launch. Here’s the link to the product. In our view selling yourself short is as bad as selling out. Money for Creative People is an in-depth guide to financial management for your creative business, covering everything from cultivating a balanced mindset about money and creativity, through to assembling a Read the full article…

Money for Creative People – coming very soon!

Very shortly Mark McGuinness and I will launch Money for Creative People. – a new course designed specifically for creative entrepreneurs of all flavours from individual artists to those who run a larger company with a clutch of employees to those who are employees of larger companies! Money for Creative People is designed to teach Read the full article…

Do you want to change your mindset about money?

One of the things that creatives fear is the idea of ‘selling out’ … we equate it with a reduction in the quality of our work that we think will be noticable to us, our clients and our peers. There is a truth in this. The question is what does it take to change the Read the full article…