Why benchmarking is good for you

It’s all very well knowing that turnover is vanity and profit is sanity (and of course, that Cash is King), but how do you evaluate whether the profit that you are successfully making – assuming that you are breaking even and making that holy grail of profit on a monthly basis – is as much 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…

From studio to pop up gallery: Sarah meets artist Kellie Miller as she ventures into retail

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In January Lauren and Sarah met with artist Kellie Miller at her new pop up gallery in Brighton’s Lanes. Kellie kindly let us film a series of short ‘top tips’ videos in the beautifully presented Kellie Miller Arts gallery space, the videos will form part of the work we are doing this May with Yorkshire Read the full article…

New Designers announce One Year On 2013 Curator

New Designers, the UK’s graduate and emerging design exhibition, returns to Islington’s Business Design Centre next Summer and once again features the One Year On curated exhibition presenting young, entrepreneurial designers in their first year of business. One Year On was curated for a number of years by Jethro Macey but for 2013 there will Read the full article…

How to fake your finances when talking to strangers

Ok, tongue firmly in cheek on this one but we’ve picked this title because it seems to be a pretty common activity and has some serious implications for your business. The scenario is this – you’re a creative entrepreneur running and growing a business, you’re in conversation with someone who is not a competitor but Read the full article…

How to fake your finances when talking to strangers

Ok, tongue firmly in cheek on this one but we’ve picked this title because it seems to be a pretty common activity and has some serious implications for your business. The scenario is this – you’re a creative entrepreneur running and growing a business, you’re in conversation with someone who is not a competitor but Read the full article…

Percy’s Beirut blog – the social side of things

MyCake is working with the British Council and NESTA to deliver the series of workshops for creative entrepreneurs here in Beirut and that means that Percy Emmett is delivering the NESTA toolkit (in the UK it runs under a couple of brand names … Insight Out and Starter for Six). Unsurprisingly Percy is blogging as Read the full article…

Percy’s Beirut blog – the social side of things

MyCake is working with the British Council and NESTA to deliver the series of workshops for creative entrepreneurs here in Beirut and that means that Percy Emmett is delivering the NESTA toolkit (in the UK it runs under a couple of brand names … Insight Out and Starter for Six). Unsurprisingly Percy is blogging as Read the full article…