Community Businesses and the Poverty Trap

We are familiar with idea of the working poor as individuals and being stuck in a poverty trap of poor education and reduced opportunities. We are also familiar with the idea that the lives of families in the working poor are fragile houses of cards and if, for example, one carefully constructed set of child Read the full article…

Success Guide to Lettings

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…

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…

DATA CRUNCHERS: MyCake and DONATE are collaborating on cultural data development

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MyCake’s Culture Benchmark, specialising in business data in the arts, is launching a collaboration with digital giving experts the National Funding Scheme (registered charity no. 1149800) and their DONATE platform, to combine the resources of both organisations, in order to better understand and utilise cultural data. Both organisations have a shared objective of improving data 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…

Be Smart About Art: What do creative professionals need to know about finance? Tonight 8pm

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Be Smart About Art runs a series of free online sessions called Second-Wednesday Webinars. They cover essential knowledge for professionals working in the arts sector and are given by specially chosen experts. Tonight’s webinar will be given by our very own Sarah Thelwall and will address the question What do creative professionals need to know Read the full article…