Category: Creative Entrepreneurship

Lifestyle Businesses

Is it an insult or a compliment? In the world of venture capital it’s a derogatory term. Equity investors looking for a lucrative ‘exit’ look down their noses at them. I’m talking about “lifestyle businesses”. It’s a name used for enterprises that aren’t attractive to investors seeking super-profits. It’s a term used insultingly by venture …

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What is Creative Entrepreneurship – Masterclass with Creative Georgia

David presented a Masterclass on What is Creative Entrepreneurship: Create Your Business Formula at an online event in Georgia. The Masterclass, “What is Creative Entrepreneurship: Create Your Business Formula”, was organized by LEPL Creative Georgia in the frame of the British Council grant programme, “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme”. David’s masterclass covered the following …

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Workshop for E-Cell, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

David Parrish delivered an online workshop for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), at an event organised by E-Cell at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. David’s Indian Institute of Technology workshop on Strategic Planning covered the following topics, and more: – Vision and Success – Internal Analysis – External Analysis – Competitive Advantage – …

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Tools and Techniques for Creative Businesses

David Parrish gave a presentation on Tools and Techniques for Creative Businesses for creative producers in Nigeria. Working in partnership with Amethyst Dance Foundation, David participated as an online speaker in the Dance Producers’ Retreat. He spoke about some key tools and techniques for creative businesses, including: – Dare to be different – Listen to …

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Change Maker Connect Discussion

David led a Change Maker Connect discussion on creative entrepreneurship, in partnership with In Place of War (IPOW) on Monday 22 February at 2021 17:00 GMT. This free Change Maker Connect online event was open to anyone. Participants discussed these and other questions with David and others at the event: How can we combine our …

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Competitive Advantage and Fell Running

Here’s how I explain Competitive Advantage in my book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’, using the metaphor of fell running (the British sport of running up and down mountains: ‘fells’): === One of the questions to answer is: “What can we do better than our competitors?” Ironically this might not …

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meetings industry association (mia) online workshop

David delivered an online workshop for the meetings industry association (mia) on the subject of: ‘Business Strategies: Creativity, Diversification & Transformation’. The interactive workshop was designed and delivered by David for events and hospitality sector enterprises to adapt creatively and profitably in the current Covid-19 crisis. The workshop included practical techniques for generating and testing new …

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Jumpstart Your Business Webinar

David delivered a Jumpstart Your Business webinar in partnership with Creative England. The interactive webinar for creative entrepreneurs focused on ‘Designing Your Creative Business’. David’s ‘Designing Your Creative Business’ (DYCB) webinars, workshops based on the associated toolkit publication have been delivered in the UK and worldwide, including countries as diverse as Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Thailand, …

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Multiplier Lab West Africa – workshops for creative hub leaders

David designed and delivered workshops for the Multiplier Lab West Africa project, which helps creative and social impact hub leaders to achieve even greater success. The project was funded by the British Council and delivered by the University of the Arts London. Creative Hub leaders from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone were involved in …

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