Running Your Own Creative Business
"Enjoyed everything about the course from building your own brand to tackling tax. I would not be this far forward with my business had I not done it." Student, 2012
Presented by Monica Davidson, Running Your Own Creative Business is absolutely essential for those seeking a successful career in any creative industry: Film & TV, Visual Artists, Musicians, Performers, Writers etc.
Although as creatives we often prefer to concentrate on creative output, financial viability and success relies on our ability to navigate the business arena.
How do you manage an irregular income stream? What are the legal and taxation obligations of your business? How do you develop a valuable and workable business plan? How should you structure your contracts? And what should you look for prior to signing one? How does copyright law work in regards to your own work and that of others? How can you market and present your business in a memorable and unique way?
These questions and more will be answered and participants will walk away with new understanding and a defined path forward.
- Understand the importance of applying business principles to your creative work
- Manage your finances more effectively
- Understand tax as it applies to a creative business
- Gain familiarity with basic contracts and copyright laws
- Learn how to market your services effectively and efficiently
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