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It’s not always easy for community businesses to get their hands on the kind of detailed financial data that helps build a business case, and get an important local service up and running. Unlike businesses in the private sector, local groups often only have minimal access to information, advice and inaccurate financial data on income generation to support their planning and goal setting. Read the full article…

Are you sweating your assets?

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One of the truisms about comedy around, well, almost anything really is that it must be based in fact.  Buzzwords, and phrases that use them – like sweating your assets – really do come from a place of business sense;  and not just the sensible play of buzzword-bingo in the hour-too-long management meeting after lunch on Read the full article…

Life and creativity: how civil war made her a womenswear designer

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MyCake spoke to Rosy of the Rosamaria Concept Store in Lebanon and heard how she started as a buyer, became a designer of womenswear out of necessity through the Lebanese Civil War and in so doing kept both IF boutique going and provided work to the Lebanese refugees from the mountains. With particular thanks to Read the full article…

10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics – IFKAD 2015

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Call for Abstracts: Is bigger always better? Examining the value and needs of independent freelancers and micro businesses as a key element in the global creative and cultural sector. Submissions of abstracts are invited to this Special Track mentioned above, on the theme of Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the 10th International Forum on Knowledge Read the full article…

SCOTLAND RE:DESIGNED: Production decisions and market opportunities

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Sarah Thelwall unpicks the choices that designers participating in Limited Edition have made. Sarah Thelwall has been in Scotland to catch up with the SCOTLAND RE:DESIGNED team and to look at how their work is presenting opportunities for young designers to reach a larger market via the pop-up store in Ocean Terminal in Leith.

Testing out the market: Fashion

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One of the key challenges new fashion businesses face is that of reaching their customers. Since the recession retailers have become more risk averse when it comes to trying out new brands and for a label which wants to position itself above the high street then a stall in a market just won’t cut it. Read the full article…

How do I cost my work and services? – #MoneyMatters with MyCake

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Since the start of the year Yorkshire Artspace, through their Studio 54 online resource, have been running the popular professional development programme for creative entrepreneurs called Starting Out. Having met many early career artists, craftspeople and designer-makers over the last 13 years, Studio 54 has the know how to make your creative venture into a Read the full article…

So what do creative professionals need to know about finance – video recap

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On 12th March 2014, Sarah Thelwall joined Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford online to explain some basics of finance for creatives using her Plain English style. Sarah is a strategist and consultant in the Creative Industries and grand dame founder of MyCake.org, our resource for online financial management and benchmarking business tools. Sarah Read the full article…