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Freelance and business advice

There are plenty of things you can do to create a sustainable freelance practice or a successful business.

You need to consider the nuts and bolts of setting up as a freelancer or start-up business. It is then important to think about how you will develop your business and find work. Will you work from home or a studio? Self promotion and marketing are vital in freelancing. And knowing your rights and how to safeguard your artistic practice is important for creating a sustainable business.

Here you will find useful advice and guidance on growing your freelance work or business.

  • Creative Enterprise Awards

    Funding, mentoring and awards

    Our range of funding, mentoring and advice could help you get your business off the ground.

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    Creative Enterprise Week 2017. Photo by Damian Griffiths.
    Events and workshops  

    Get your creative business or freelance practice off the ground with our programme of free events. See what's coming up this term...

  • Daisy Hristova reading a magazine
    Daisy Hristova, MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation, London College of Fashion © Alys Tomlinson
    How to find freelance work

    Useful tips on finding work opportunities as a freelancer.

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    Image courtesy of UAL
    Self-promotion and marketing

    Get advice on self-promotion and marketing yourself as a creative professional.

  • How to manage your IP

    Read our tips and advice on how best to manage and benefit from the value of your intellectual property (IP).

  • Bradley Vine in the studio
    Bradley Vine, BA (Hons) BA (Hons) ) Live Events and Television , London college of Communication © Alys Tomlinson
    How to work as a freelancer

    Find out about business planning, pitching and presenting as a freelancer or small business.

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