Category: Digital Economy

Creative Entrepreneurship Academy

David was the opening keynote speaker at the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy online event (22-23 September 2020). Organised by Creative Estonia, the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy 2020: Business Opportunities in Digital Culture was delivered in partnership with Creative Georgia and other international partners. Publicity for the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy was as follows: The Creative and Cultural Industries …

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Better Online Pitching – presentation for APFI Finland

David delivered an online presentation on Better Online Pitching for Creatives International as part of a Pre Mission Briefing for a Virtual Trade Mission to Germany for APFI (Audiovisual Producers Finland). The online Pre Mission Briefing was hosted by Simon Preston and featured an in-depth presentation from Nicola Pinder about the German market for audiovisual …

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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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Diversification Workshop: “COVID-19 Business Strategies: Creativity, Diversification and Transformation”

This new Diversification Workshop is available as a webinar or online workshop for creative, cultural, digital and other businesses worldwide. It can also be adapted to suit particular business groups and and the course content will be developed further. For example it was adapted for the Creative Scale Up Programme and delivered online for a …

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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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Creative Scale Up Programme online workshop

David delivered an online workshop for the Creative Scale Up Programme, focused on helping creative and digital businesses to increase their creativity and innovation during the COVID-19 crisis. The workshop is part of a Programme to help any creative business in the West Midlands region with ambitions to grow and ‘scale up’ including screen, gaming, …

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How to Design a Creative Lifestyle Business

A creative lifestyle business is one that uses your creativity to deliver success on two fronts: commercial and lifestyle. The process of ‘Designing Your Creative Business’ is about deliberately designing a business model that will deliver success in multiple ways. If we define success in the broadest of ways, it needs to include not only …

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Oman Creative Economy Presentation

David gave a Creative Economy presentation at an event in Muscat, Oman, based on his international experience of the creative industries. His presentation “The Digital and Creative Economy” was made online to an audience of Oman Government officials, employees and others. David spoke about the opportunities for governments to use the creative economy in the …

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Liverpool Creative Industries

David has helped the development of Liverpool creative industries businesses and organisations through his business advice, training workshops and presentations. He has worked in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Merseyside ACME, Liverpool Vision and Culture Liverpool as well as other organisations in the city region to provide business support in his capacity as a business …

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