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…

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…

Recruiting – Opportunity with School for Creative Startups, Programme Assistant, Kent

School for Startups is a world leader in delivering targeted programmes that teach entrepreneurs how to start and run better businesses. School for Creative Startups Kent (S4CSK) is a new, interactive, one-year programme that teaches creative entrepreneurs everything they need to know about becoming an operational and viable creative business. This rapidly growing social enterprise Read the full article…

Make Art Pay

Episode 1: Katharine Morling – 9 years In this new series of videos Artquest presents three artists and makers who, focussing particularly on the issue of money, funding and finance, look back at their careers and consider what has worked for them when investing in their businesses, getting commissions and selling work. In the first Read the full article…

Building Collective Intelligence with the MMM re.volution programme

Today MyCake’s Sarah presented on the theme of building collective intelligence at the first Learning Day as part of the re.volution programme from Mission Models Money. re.volution is for leaders of the arts and cultural ecology wanting an end to trying to do too much, with too little, too often on their own. The re.volution Read the full article…

Creative Entrepreneur Roadmap – last chance to register today!

If you’re finding it difficult to think about your creative business as a profit making enterprise and there seem to be more roadblocks in front of you than miles of smooth tarmaced routes to growing your business and making it a success then The Creative Entrepreneur Roadmap can help. Lateral Action have re-opened The Creative Read the full article…

Vision, Sound & Music – a 50% discount on offer from the South Bank Centre

We’re excited about Vision Sound Music, the UK’s first festival of music for visuals, bringing together the music, film production, advertising and video games industries, taking place from Friday 2nd September until Sunday 4th September at London’s Southbank Centre. 50% off Vision Sound Music’s B2B Seminar We’ve secured 10 tickets offering a 50% discount to Read the full article…