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ONLINE: Digital Processes for Creative Business

May 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Creative practitioners face unique challenges when trying to build and grow their businesses. How on earth can you find ways to better manage everything that needs to be done, while also doing the majority of the work? The ‘key person risk’ is truly an issue when the entire success of the business rests on the shoulder of one tired person (you).

This online workshop makes the time to discuss ways to ensure the longevity of a creative or cultural business, with the help of systems, processes and technology. Key topics to be discussed are:

+ How do I work out the systems and processes I need?
+ What are the practical steps involved in process planning?
+ What are the main process gaps in small creative businesses?
+ How does a Digital Workflow work?
+ What are the steps to creating a Digital Strategy?
+ What are the best and most effective digital tools out there for managing process gaps?
+ Where can I go for more help?

This online workshop will be relaxed and informal. You can ask all the questions you have never been able to ask before and will have ample opportunity to learn from each other. 

Ideal for: This workshop is tailored specifically to creative people who are (or want to be) self-employed in some capacity. It is ideal for recent graduates, freelancers and small arts organisations.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:
+ Printed materials to help during the workshop;
+ Lifetime access to a dedicated dropbox folder full of additional resources and help;
+ Access to a web page full of links and resources to help you get ahead in their creative business.

Who is presenting?
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.

What is NSW Business Connect? 
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium creative businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program.

What’s 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.

This workshop is sponsored by NSW Business Connect, a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted independent business advice and events to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.