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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. David also answered questions from the young creative entrepreneurs. The discussion included marketing, the Freemium business model, market research, business strategy, […]

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Entrepreneurship Masterclass in Gaborone, Botswana

David presented a four-day Entrepreneurship Masterclass in Gaborone, Botwana, in partnership with Spark Ideas. The four modules of the Entrepreneurship Masterclass were: – Designing Your Creative Business – Creative Marketing – How to Make Money While You Sleep (Intellectual Property) – Creative Pricing Further information about the Entrepreneurship Masterclass is online here. Additional business development […]

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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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A Conversation with David Parrish…

‘A Conversation with David Parrish’ was the style of the workshop session “Make Your Business Strategy Work for You” for independent creative entrepreneurs in Portugal. David facilitated this “In-Deep Session” at the at the at the INDIE WORKERS’ Bootcamp in Porto. The conversation focused on developing a business strategy to make the most of your […]

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Creative Pricing Workshop in Portugal

David delivered a Creative Pricing workshop for creative entrepreneurs at the INDIE WORKERS’ Bootcamp in Porto, Portugal. The workshop provided an opportunity to consider pricing policies from three different perspectives: calculating all costs to ensure breakeven or profit; the effect of pricing on customer perceptions; and options for selling or licensing intellectual property. The Creative […]

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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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