Category: Business Terminology and Techniques

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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The Solopreneur Business Growth Model

The Solopreneur Business Growth Model is an alternative way to grow a business that avoids the trap of following the crowd into the conventional process of scaling up. It’s a valid and profitable model that suits many solopreneurs in the creative and digital industries. J.K.Rowling is a highly successful and wealthy writer. Yet many business …

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OKR Tips for Small Businesses

Here are my OKR tips for small businesses, especially enterprises and startups in the creative industries and the creative and digital sector worldwide. ‘Objective and Key Results’ systems, used intelligently and creatively, can be a powerful boost to company performance at all levels, clarify strategic goals, and involve everyone in playing their part in achieving …

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Marketing authentically

This article on marketing authentically is an extract from the marketing book: “Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Techniques, Tips and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs”. Nick was an expert furniture maker. His products were more than furniture – they were works of art. Clearly, his products were not for everybody, but for …

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Marketing is not a fancy word for Selling

This extract is the introduction to the marketing book“Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Techniques, Tips and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs” (paperback, eBook and Audiobook) Marketing is vital for any enterprise. But this is not because marketing is about promoting and selling products. Marketing is much more fundamental than that. It’s about designing your business …

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