Archive | Intellectual Property

Do you know what you’re selling?

You make your living from your creativity, selling creative products and services to customers. Sounds straightforward, but it’s not. The reason it’s not so simple is that there is intellectual property (IP) involved in all creative businesses and the things they sell to their clients. There’s a lot of confusion about intellectual property. Customers often […]

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How to achieve Business Success in the Creative Sector

David Parrish advises creative entrepreneurs to consider five key points to achieve business success in the creative, digital and cultural industries. This short ‘How to Succeed in Creative Business’ video, summarises David’s advice about how entrepreneurs can make their creative and digital businesses even more successful. Define Success – in your own terms, with your […]

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Creative Barcodes

An excellent new service to help creative individuals and businesses to protect and commercialise their intellectual property has been launched by Creative Barcode. Copyright exists as soon as the creator expresses an idea in tangible form – as a piece of writing, music, design, software etc. Registration is not required (in the UK) for intellectual […]

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CC: Control your Copyright

Creative entrepreneurs are rightly concerned about controlling their copyright (‘not getting ripped off’) and generating income from their copyright through licensing, ie being a creative entrepreneur. It seems that we used to have only two options about what to do with our copyright material – either give it away into the ‘public domain’, or heavily […]

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New Business Models

Customers are more powerful than ever. Because of changes in technology, particularly the interactive internet (Web 2.0), there has been a fundamental and irreversible shift of power in favour of consumers. Creative business that embrace this change will thrive, by using new business models such as crowd-sourcing, viral marketing, crowd-financing, buzz marketing and plogging. The […]

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The Creative Business: 12 Modules

The Creative Business is a series of 12 modules of information about developing creative enterprises, written especially for people running businesses in the creative industries. The information is particularly relevant to creative businesses and cultural enterprises in the fields of Advertising, Literature and Publishing, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Design, Cultural Heritage, and Crafts. Written […]

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