Archive | Creative Economy

Workshops for Namibian Creative Entrepreneurs

David delivered creative business training workshops for Namibian Creative Entrepreneurs in Windhoek, Karibib and Swakopmund, in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week Namibia. The Creative Business Workshop in Windhoek on Monday 11 November included: – Creative Marketing – How to Make Money While you Sleep – Leading and Managing Creative Teams The Creative Business Workshop in […]

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Young Africa Botswana ‘Futuremakers’ presentation

David gave a business development presentation at Young Africa Botswana to the ‘Futuremakers’ group of young creative entrepreneurs. His presentation about creative business development was followed by a discussion about business techniques and models. This became an interactive workshop event and David also answered questions from the young creative entrepreneurs. The discussion included marketing, the […]

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Creative Hubs Development Project

David advised on creative hubs development at E3 Youth Development Hub in Nelspruit/Mbombela in South Africa. He worked with founders Catherine Churchill and Iris Felix at E3 and also facilitated a workshop on the creative industries worldwide, to inform and inspire stakeholders and the wider community. This added to the local discussion about creative hubs […]

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South African Entrepreneurship Workshop

David’s South African Entrepreneurship workshop for young creative entrepreneurs in Mbombela/Nelspruit was entitled “The Business of Creativity”. Commissioned by the E3 Youth Development Hub, this creative industries project focused on entrepreneurship in the creative industries in South Africa. David’s workshop covered a range of creative business development issues and techniques, including: – Strategic Marketing – […]

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European Commission presentation on Creative Industries

David gave a European Commission presentation at a meeting on the creative industries in Belgium. David’s European Commission presentation focused on creative entrepreneurship and business skills for creative entrepreneurs. The title was “Skills at the Crossroads between Creative Sectors and Industry”. In his presentation, David reported on his experience in Europe and worldwide, working with  […]

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International Advisory Council appointment

David has been appointed to the International Advisory Council of Creative Hub Switzerland. Since 2013 Creative Hub Switzerland has been helping Swiss creative talent to commercialise innovative products and services – economically, ecologically or socially. In addition to advanced training modules and networking events we also offer access to a wide network. With these three […]

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Toolbox Narajna speech at Colombia 4.0

David was the international keynote speaker at the Toolbox Naranja event, which was part of Colombia 4.0 2019. The event was held in Bogotá in September 2019. His speech was entitled: “A Million Successful Small Creative Enterprises – Connected in Communities”.  In his presentation to Colombian creative entrepreneurs, David spoke about: – The Orange Economy […]

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Creative Clusters Conference in Transilvania

David was a guest speaker at a creative clusters conference in Cluj-Napoca in the Transilvanian region of Romania. The Transylvanian Clusters International Conference (TCIC) was organised by the Northern Transylvanian Clusters Consortium and held in the city of Cluj in September 2019. David pictured with Ania Pascalau and Laura Suteu, who led the conference organising […]

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Doing Business Differently – workshop in Ireland

“Doing Business Differently” was the title of a workshop David designed and delivered in Ramelton, Ireland. The main theme of the workshop was: How to design your business idea around your lifestyle and community The objectives of the workshop were: – Take your idea forward with confidence – Be inspired to start your idea creatively […]

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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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