Creative Plus Business offers a wide range of unique training programs specifically tailored to help creative people enhance their business skills. We cover the basics of business, as well as deeper dives into entrepreneurship, financial literacy, marketing, and overcoming the challenges of sustaining and growing a creative business. Our offerings are both educational and surprisingly entertaining, and specifically designed for creative learners with practical exercises, conversation, lots of pictures, and laughs.
Our workshops are led by creative practitioners with extensive business skills, who have a flair for performance and a generous spirit so participants will always feel welcome, informed, and entertained. Most importantly, we also discuss the personal and emotional factors that go into running a creative business. We don’t shy away from the juggle of creative practice, professional development and personal happiness — we embrace it.
For All Creative Businesses
Our workshops can be delivered online or in-person, and include:
● A two-hour interactive presentation tailored specifically to creative participants
● A PDF workbook that contains activities and additional resources to support the learning experience in the workshop – and for some workshops, an Action Plan to follow up after
● A permanent Dropbox folder for all participants which can be accessed at any time, and contains additional resources to help sustain learning after conclusion of the workshop
● A follow-up email containing links to resources, as well as guidance and direction about where to go for further help and support though our programs and partnerships
● Links to our Crowdcast webinar channel, with regular free educational webinars to supplement our workshops series, that can be attended live or watched later.
All our workshops can also be adapted for bespoke delivery to your timelines and budget.
THE START-UP SERIES
The workshops in the Start-Up Series cover the basics that all creative professionals need in order to start or run their professional lives as self-employed practitioners.
THE MARKETING SERIES
Our Marketing Series of workshops examine the basic beginners’ approach to marketing, through to a more in-depth exploration into key tactics and the vital elements of a successful marketing strategy.
THE MONEY SERIES
The Money Series of workshops covers one of the most challenging topics for creative practitioners – financial literacy. The series starts with the basics of understanding money and diversification of income, and then ventures into the scintillating worlds of insurance, superannuation, and tax.
THE GROWTH SERIES
The Growth Series are workshops aimed at more established creative professionals, freelancers, creative businesses, and arts organisations. Each workshop builds on a topic from the previous series and takes the learning one step forward towards a sustainable and successful professional life in the creative industries.
Design Your Own Adventure
FOR THOSE THAT WANT A LITTLE BIT MORE!
Sometimes our clients want more — longer sessions, an amalgamation of several topics or something totally new and bespoke. If buying “off-the-shelf” doesn’t suit you, we can create something unique specifically to your requirements, your stakeholders, and your community.
WANT ONE-on-ONE HELP?
We can do that!
If you are chasing the additional support of our personalised and private business advisory services, you might like to check out our ADVICE services, including CHAT, GROW and PLAN. All of our advisory programs are friendly and informal, and the information shared is kept 100% confidential.
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID...
“From start to finish our dealings with Creative Plus Business were easy and reliable, and the workshops were outstanding … I was very impressed by the excellent feedback received and reassured that programming the workshops into our events calendar is an incredibly safe investment in building the strength of the creative economy of our region.
Alison Vandenbergh, Economic Development Officer,
Bega Valley Council
AND THEN HE SAID...
“Monica Davidson is a gifted lecturer, among the best I have worked with at AFTRS. The courses she has developed have become ‘classics’, very popular and effective. Her teaching and scholarship are consistently of a high standard. She has turned a subject that many students found difficult or off-putting into one they enthuse about! Her success has helped make Screen Business a core element of the School’s curriculum.”
David Court – Former Director
Centre for Screen Business and AFTRS
DON't TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
“From our first email correspondence Creative Plus Business delivered a service that was warm, pragmatic and efficient. They quickly recognised our specific needs and tailored a programme to suit. Monica and the team delivered above and beyond what was promised – the workshops were practical, interactive and fun. Participants started implementing the tools and strategies immediately and I have no doubt that the learnings taken from the workshop series will be transformational for this cohort of screen freelancers and business operators. .”
Abi Binning, Executive Director
Wide Angle Tasmania (2019)
WE KNOW YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
HERE’S SOME ANSWERS WE PREPARED EARLIER.
USEFUL WORKSHOP INFO
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST (2023 pricing)?
Our standard 2-hour workshops are priced at $2000.00 + GST.
If you require a bespoke or tailored workshop, our preparation fee is $80 per hour. Travel costs will also be calculated for In-Person delivery of workshops outside of the Greater Sydney area. This will include flights, accommodation, and travel time. There is NO LIMIT on the number of participants that can attend beyond venue capacity.
WHERE ARE THE WORKSHOPS HELD?
We can run workshops wherever your stakeholders might be. All workshops have been designed for both online delivery and real-life presentation. Venues for workshops are the responsibility of the client, but for an additional fee we can source a location for you. We also implement COVID-Safe practices for IRL workshops.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?
For online delivery, we can provide both Zoom and Crowdcast as stable platforms. For IRL delivery we need a venue, a screen for our presentation, and preferably a whiteboard for the helpful drawing of pictures.
WHO ARE YOUR FACILITATORS?
Our team of facilitators are all experienced presenters, with both creative practice and small business experience. All our workshops have been developed inhouse and delivered repeatedly by different presenters to ensure they are consistently practical, educational, entertaining, and fun.
WHAT SHOULD PARTICIPANTS BRING?
We recommend participants come armed with a pen and paper, and a laptop if they want to. We provide all the rest including workbooks and writing materials.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Indeed. We have Public and Product Broadfrom Liability Insurance up to $20 million, Professional indemnity Insurance up to $5million, and our team are covered by appropriate NSW Worker’s Compensation insurance.
DO YOU OFFER A QUALIFICATION?
We are not a Registered Training Organisation, but many of our facilitators are qualified to deliver accredited training up to an AQF9 under the Australian Qualifications Framework. We can also create bespoke programs to conform to your accreditation needs, according to your schedule of delivery and assessments.