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How To Start A Creative Business

Author : Doug Richard
ISBN : 9781446360743
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 33. 69 MB
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This user-friendly and attractive guide shows creative people how to turn their hobbies into sustainable lifestyle businesses. Based on a unique 10-question formula, the book provides comprehensive start-up business advice. The jargon-free information is brought to life with real-life case studies from a range of creative start-ups and online resources that help you to develop your own business goals and plans

The Business Of Creativity

Author : Michael Jacobsen
ISBN : 9780857193216
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55. 71 MB
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Would you like to earn a living following your creative passion and doing what you love every day? This book will show you how. In The Business of Creativity, Michael Jacobsen draws on his rich experience of owning and operating global entertainment businesses to provide the practical guidance that creative start-ups need to get going. His two key mantras are that each business needs a vision, mission and values, and that the route to success is to observe those who have been successful in your sector and to model their approach. As well as explaining exactly how to do this, he covers the business essentials that all creative entrepreneurs need to consider. The creative sector is worth £36bn a year to the British economy; it is big business and the opportunity is there for entrepreneurs in creative industries to start up and build successful businesses. But bridging the gap between creativity and commerce can be difficult - some see a conflict between artistic integrity and a profit motive, and how exactly do you take your spare room creative enterprise to the next level? In this book Jacobsen looks at: - what foundations to put in place to get your business started - how to set up and grow your business - sources of funding and tips for organising business finances - what angels and other investors will look for - where to find support - the psychology of business success. There are also numerous case studies from successful creative businesses of all sizes and wisdom from high-profile businesspeople operating in the creative sector. This straight-talking business guide is packed with actionable advice and essential tips to give you everything you need to start and grow your creative business.

Creative Truth

Author : Brad Weaver
ISBN : 9781317541554
Genre : Computers
File Size : 61. 10 MB
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Creative Truth is your playbook for starting, building, and enjoying a profitable design business. Whether you’re a solo freelancer working from home or a small group of creative entrepreneurs ready to get to the next level, this is your roadmap to success. You’re the CEO, CFO, CTO, Secretary, Janitor, Office Manager, and everything in between. Finding a balance between running the business and doing great creative work is a constant struggle. From learning how to price your work and manage your time, to setting up your business and defining your market, Brad Weaver covers everything designers need to know to run a studio without losing heart. Highlights: • Real numbers, real tools, and best practices in a toolkit that you can start using immediately in your business. • A companion website that offers up-to-date resources, articles, tools, and discussions, allowing readers to continue learning as they grow. • Practical tips for getting clients, being more profitable, building your network, managing your operations, getting things done, hiring help, managing contractors, and finding joy along the way.

Craft A Creative Business

Author : Fiona Pullen
ISBN : 1782210520
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 78. 16 MB
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Presents guidelines and tips for starting a creative business, from identifying markets, assessing competition, and setting price points to creating branding and using social media to help sell online.

Grow Your Handmade Business

Author : Kari Chapin
ISBN : 9781603429894
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55. 70 MB
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Addresses all aspects of turning a creative interest into a profitable business, covering business planning, licensing, budgeting, time management, and legal issues.

Creative Inc

Author : Joy Deangdeelert Cho
ISBN : 0811879844
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80. 72 MB
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As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

Creative Business Startup

Author : Jen Brazeal
ISBN : 1522863338
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File Size : 66. 70 MB
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Do you have creativity and a desire to profit from your skills but no idea where or how to start a business? Have you had the idea over and over again that you could turn this talent into a business but continue to get confused and frustrated with the process or even the first step? Do you feel lost and alone in this new business world with nowhere to turn for guidance? This easy to read and implement book will show you how to start your creative business from home and from scratch. No more feelings of being lost and needing a direction to insure you have all your "ducks in a row" when starting a small business. Creative Business Startup has been designed to walk you through, step by step, exactly what you need to do and how you need to do it to be a successful business owner and operator. This book is for women who suffer from the mindset of, "I'm lost," "where do I begin," "Help, I've never done this before" or "my mind is creative, I don't think in business ways." As a creative small business owner myself, I've spent years studying, learning and mastering the steps it takes to start a small business from the ground up. Now let me save you time and trouble! Creative Business Startup will give you the tools and ability to start your business through: Confidently and accurately Branding your business for your ideal client Guidance on legally forming your business and setting up the systems needed for finances and taxes Bringing relief through creating systems for your business so you can manage and make more money. Holding your hand through developing a Marketing strategy so you don't feel like a salesperson but still bring in sales If you read through this book and complete the checklist while using the tools in the Toolkit you'll be more likely to have a profitable business, organized life and confidant spirit. The time it will take you to see results will almost be instantaneously. After the very first action step you'll already be on your way to creating a professional small business. What's stopping you from turning your creative talent into a profitable small business today?

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