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Creative Business Masterclass in Valencia, Spain

David Parrish opened an international event for fashion designers with a creative business masterclass. The Masterclass “How to be a Successful Creative Entrepreneur” drew on examples from David’s international experience, his creative business books, and his Business Formula for creative enterprises. Creative Business Masterclass David’s creative business masterclass informed and inspired fashion entrepreneurs working in […]

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Creative Business Development Workshop in Kazakhstan

David designed and delivered a creative business development workshop for the Art2B Entrepreneurs in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The entrepreneurs who participated in the creative business development workshop are growing their businesses strategically, with the help of the Art2B project at Impact Hub in Almaty. David was invited to Kazakhstan to help these and other creative entrepreneurs […]

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Speech on Creative and Social Entrepreneurship

David Parrish gave a speech in Jeonju, South Korea, about job creation for youth through the creative industries and social entrepreneurship. He spoke about worldwide economic changes that mean there are fewer ‘jobs for life’. At the same time there are new opportunities for young people, and others. It has never been easier to set […]

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Irish Creative Industries are thriving! (video)

The Irish Creative Industries are thriving, as this video from County Donegal illustrates. David is working with the Local Enterprise Office Donegal to help businesses to grow and create jobs in the Irish creative industries. The Generate Programme is focusing on small creative and digital businesses with the potential to grow and create jobs. The […]

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The Overheads of your Creative Business

Understanding the full overheads of your business is essential for any creative entrepreneur. This article is written particularly with sole traders and self-employed individuals in mind, though its advice applies to any size of business, in any sector. It is especially relevant to designer-makers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, writers, musicians and other artistic individuals. […]

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Superfans can boost your creative business

Nicolas Lovell calls them “Superfans”. Kevin Kelly has written about “True Fans”. These are the people who love what you do so much that they will buy everything you produce. Too often, creative businesses are obsessed with getting more customers instead of selling more to their best customers. Marketing is too often focused on winning […]

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