Business skills for creative businesses

Course Dates: 28/03/25 - 11/04/25
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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This course will equip you with all necessary skills needed in starting, growing and managing a small business in the creative industries.
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Business skills for creative businesses
  • Course Code: CDCB02
  • Dates: 28/03/25 - 11/04/25
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Michael Harding

Course Code: CDCB02

Fri, day, 28 Mar - 11 Apr '25

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.
Starting, growing and managing a small business in the creative industries.

What will we cover?

• Market Research
• Advertising and Marketing
• Incorporation & Reporting Requirements
• Forms of Capital & Intellectual Property
• Management Structure
• Principles of Accounting
• Cash-flow and Financial Projections
• Funding and Investment
• Managing Growth
• Pitches and Presentations.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Conduct market research relevant to your business ideas
• Identify market opportunities and target demographics
• Communicate the story of your business to clients and funders
• Develop a personalised business mode and marketing strategy
• Embed entrepreneurial trials and innovative capacity into a business or organisation
• Create a document that will help focus your efforts as a self-employed creative practitioner or entrepreneur.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Introductory, no specific skills needed. However, students should be confident and competent computer users on a Mac or Windows PC and be proficient with a mouse and keyboard in either a creative software, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or equivalent and should be able to download, upload, save, open and retrieve files.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class will be delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, group activities and assigned homework between classes.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our business skills courses.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.