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Friday, November 8, 2013

How To Start a Creative Business

Starting Out
commissioned by CABN new work
Thursday 21 November 2013, 10.00-14.00
Studio 2, Gracefield Arts Centre,28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ 
This workshop focuses on operating, financing and making a living from your creative practice and the practicalities of starting a business. 
“A snapshot of everything you need to know to get started in business."
Textile Designer / Illustrator, Glasgow 

Commissioned workshop details
Commissioned by CABN Dumfries & Galloway this is a practical workshop for creative individuals and businesses based in Dumfries & Galloway. CABN is supported through the CABN New Work Project funded by Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government and the European Community, Dumfries and Galloway LEADER 2007 – 2013 programme, and Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Richard Branson
What to Expect
A whistle stop tour of everything you need to know about setting up your creative business, whether you’re just thinking about becoming self employed or have already started and want reassurance you’re on the right track.
You will explore:
  • defining your work: what you are offering and who you are offering it to
  • establishing a price and value
  • the costs you have to cover and setting a daily rate
  • which legal structure is best for you: self-employment, partnership, company or other
  • tax on income
  • how to draw up plans and budgets
  • how to start building your profie
"Very informative - makes you answer the questions you didn't know you had to answer.”
Actor, Glasgow
What You'll Get Out of It 
In the words of some of our previous 1700 participants:
“Extremely useful and excellent starting point!”
“A lot about valuing myself and my work.”
“Lots about planning, money and self management”
“...what I need to do to get where I want to be.”
“...the knowledge that I am doing the right thing” 
How to book
This workshop is free to attend thanks for CABN support. To reserve your place, please contact Lesley Rogers at CABN on 030 3333 3000 ext 65053 or by email by 15th November at the latest. Places are limited and priority is given to Dumfries & Galloway based individuals and businesses.

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