Business Start-Up for Creatives

This course is for artists, designers, photographers and image makers who wish to know about how to set up in business, and to learn about the benefits of becoming self-employed. Did you know for instance that you can be employed and be self-employed at the same time? Did you know that if you sell work or need to gain commissions or run workshops on an ongoing basis you need to gain legal trading status? But don't panic! This course will give you an overview of where to find sources of support, how to write a business plan, gain funding, and identify a market for your artwork and skills...

Taught by: Alison Branagan.

Description

This course is for artists, designers, photographers and image makers who wish to know about how to set up in business, and to learn about the benefits of becoming self-employed. Did you know for instance that you can be employed and be self-employed at the same time? Did you know that if you sell work or need to gain commissions or run workshops on an ongoing basis you need to gain legal trading status? But don't panic! This course will give you an overview of where to find sources of support, how to write a business plan, gain funding, and identify a market for your artwork and skills. Other topics covered include raising awareness of current legal issues, how to keep records, financial matters, taxation, and invoicing.

BONUS: City law firm Silverman Sherliker LLP is offering a free business name check and trademark search to delegates on this course.

Additionally, for concept and idea protection, Creative Barcode offer a free 20 minute Q & A with CEO Maxine Horn on Skype and a massive discount off of its IP protection product including IP Tags, registration of work, file transfer service and much more. Available only to course attendees.


Read more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog http://csmshortcourses.myblog.arts.ac.uk/

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 with you to the first session:

  • A notebook and pen
  • It would be useful for the second session for you to bring along small samples, photographs or print outs of art/design works or your creative products/ services.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
20/03/2017 - 23/03/2017Monday to Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket