Category: Business Terminology and Techniques

Supporting Future Creative Entrepreneurs

David was the keynote speaker at a conference to celebrate Supporting Future Creative Entrepreneurs. The conference considered the business support perspective and the educational programmes perspective. David’s keynote speech drew on his experience of creative business support programmes, his work with universities around the world, and his case studies featuring creative entrepreneurs. The project lead …

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Business Creativity in Armenia

David spoke about Business Creativity at a series of events in Armenia organised in partnership with Leadership School Armenia. David gave a lecture to students at Leadership School Armenia. His lecture “How to be an Effective Leader” was based on his insights from personal experience of leadership and management. At IT Center Ghukasavan, David made …

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Financing Creativity Bootcamp

David was the guest speaker at a Financing Creativity bootcamp delivered by Creative England in June 2021. ‘Financing Creativity: How to Manage Your Money’ was a two day online bootcamp. The event delivered in depth, practical guidance on managing finances, tackling debt and planning for growth. This bootcamp helped participants who were: • thinking about setting …

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The word ‘creativity’ is a problem because it means different things

The word ‘creativity’ is a problem. Because people use it to mean only ‘artistic’ creativity. It’s as if the artists have hijacked the word for themselves. So many people say “I’m not creative”. Meaning they aren’t good at painting, crafts or music. There are two kinds of Creativity. As a creative business owner, you can …

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Business Strategies – online toolkit course launched

A COVID-19 / Coronavirus Business Strategies online toolkit course has been launched as a creative business response to the COVID-19 crisis. View and access this online toolkit now. COVID-19 Business Strategies: Creativity, Diversification and Transformation David says: “This toolkit will empower you to generate new income in the short term, devise a new Business Formula, …

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Lean Diversification for Businesses in Response to COVID-19

Lean Diversification is a method for developing new income streams during the COVID-19 crisis. The Lean Diversification approach is rapid and low risk, both of which are essential in a crisis. The idea of Lean Diversification is inspired by the ‘Lean Startup’ methodology that has been so successful for many new businesses in the digital …

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COVID-19 Diversification Strategies – How to Diversify in a Crisis

During the pandemic, many businesses are developing COVID-19 Diversification strategies. These can be simply emergency tactics for the short term, or more fundamental strategic changes for the medium term. Some businesses will later return to ‘normal’ (or the ‘new normal’) whilst others will be completely transformed, emerging with a new business model (or Business Formula). …

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The Feasibility Filter – how to assess and select the best business development options

The Feasibilty Filter features in the free eBook version of ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ (page 89). Download the free eBook now UPDATE. This Feasibility Filter can be used to evaluate COVID-19 Diversification Strategies (more…) You have your creativity and your goals, but these alone are not enough. You need a feasible …

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COVID-19 Business Strategy for Creative, Cultural and Digital Businesses

Information, resources and techniques to devise a COVID-19 Business Strategy for Creative, Cultural and Digital Businesses are summarised on this page. These are categorised under three headings: 1. Emergency Measures to cope with the immediate financial crisis 2. Adapting and pivoting as a temporary tactic to generate income in new ways survive the crisis 3. …

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Cash Flow Planning Spreadsheet – free download to use

David has published a cash flow planning spreadsheet as a download in a free toolkit product. This can be used as a cash flow planning tool to create a cash flow projection or cash flow forecast for your business. His presentation on cash flow planning and sharing his cash flow planning spreadsheet took take place …

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