Business Start Up For Creatives (Weekend)

This course is for artists, designers, makers, photographers and image makers who wish to know the basics of setting up as self-employed. This short course is ideal for any visual arts practitioner who is thinking about starting out or has already done so and seeks more guidance...

Taught by: Alison Branagan.

Description

This course is for artists, designers, makers, photographers and image makers who wish to know the basics of setting up as self-employed. This short course is ideal for any visual arts practitioner who is thinking about starting out or has already done so and seeks more guidance.

This introductory weekend course will give you an overview of where to find sources of support, how to start trading, trends, markets and self-promotion. Other key topics covered include key legal issues, business bank accounts, money management, taxation and invoicing.

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Tutor information

Alison Branagan MA IC FRSA’s publications include 'The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers', and 'A Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers' both published by A & C Black, 'Making Sense of Business' (A no-nonsense business skills guide for managers and entrepreneurs, published by Kogan-Page). For more information and to view over one hundred student testimonials go to www.alisonbranagan.com and www.makingsenseofbusiness.com

Materials

Please bring to the session:
  • Notepad and pen
  • Calculator or phone with calculator application
  • 3-4 Printouts, photographs or examples of your work, if you have them, do not worry if you do not.
  • Please bring along a copy of Alison's book (optional, but strongly recommended 'The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers' Revised and Updated): http://is.gd/5CmjLQ

  • Details for booking

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