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ONLINE: Business Planning 101

April 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

“BY FAILING TO PREPARE, YOU ARE PREPARING TO FAIL”

Benjamin Franklin summed it up best in the quote above. A business or strategic plan is a summary and evaluation of an entrepreneurial idea – and it should be more than just a conciliation for bank managers and funding bodies. A useful plan can make the difference between creative business success and heading back to the drawing board. This workshop reframes the planning process specifically for creative practitioners, and helps participants create a plan that will actually help.

Participants will also discuss the larger issues of:
+ The planning process in general, and to make it useful both internally and externally;
+ Choosing the right template, and adding an Action Plan;
+ The four sections: admin, finances, marketing and goals;
+ The Personal/Private and Professional Plans.
Resources and templates will also be provided for a variety of both business and strategic plans, including the preferred options for the Australia Council and other kinds of financing.

What do I get?
All participants of this workshop also receive:
+ Lifetime access to a dedicated BUSINESS PLANNING 101 Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;
+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;
+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors.
All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.

Who should enrol?
Hobbyists, creative freelancers, established practitioners, arts organisations.

Who is presenting?
Award-winning creative industries expert Monica Davidson, a writer and filmmaker by trade who founded the Creative Plus Business Group in 2016. Monica is a skilled facilitator who has helped literally thousands of creative practitioners through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.

What is Creative Plus Business?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.

Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in an email from Creative Plus Business prior to the workshop. Note: this workshop will not be recorded.