Roadmap to a successful creative business

Do you wish you had a roadmap for creating a successful and enjoyable business without killing your creative passion? Lateral Action is running its amazing ‘The Creative Entrepreneur’ course again. The course is all about business and online marketing skills for creative people and has proven invaluable for anyone building a global small business around their creative passions.  Read the full article…

Investment Matters – Creative Industries meets Investment Finance

This summary video gives an overview of the challenges of connecting Creative Industries to Investment structures that were covered at Investment Matters in 2008. The message of the need for a bridge or a translation between the values of the creatives and the values of the investor clearly came across fairly strongly the question is Read the full article…

Cultural & Creative Self-Employment in Hard Times (New Deal of the Mind report)

Arts Council England contracted New Deal of the Mind to research the role of the self-employed in the Creative & Cultural Industries. There are all sorts of interesting nuggets in the full report, here are our favourite stats, ideas and food for thought: It is estimated that 41% of people working in the creative sectors Read the full article…

Non-business books & films

If you listened to all the business advisors recommendations of books & strategies you’d never get to the bottom of the pile. Personally there’s only so much of that stuff I can handle and I’ve rather reached the ‘tastes good but I couldn’t eat a whole one’ stage. There are however lots of non-business books Read the full article…