Archive | Intellectual Property

United Nations Creative Economy presentation

David made a United Nations Creative Economy presentation at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He was invited by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to share his experience of working in the Creative Economy worldwide. His presentation was entitled: “The Creative Economy and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Worldwide Perspective”. In his […]

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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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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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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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This invisible hand controls cultural exports

What’s the connection between the Batman logo and a t-shirt design using clever wordplay in Arabic? These cultural exports are both subject to copyright and can only be reproduced with permission. Hollywood’s creations are recognised worldwide, to the extent that we talk about ‘cultural imperialism’ and the dominant position of western culture in an increasingly […]

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Creative Business Speech in Spain (video)

David gave a creative business speech in Spain at a creative industries conference for fashion designers, organised by the WORTH Partnership Project. His keynote speech “How to be a Successful Creative Entrepreneur” was billed as a Masterclass at the beginning of the WORTH Partnership Project Weekend which was held at Ciudad de las Artes y […]

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Do you know what you’re selling?

You make your living from your creativity, selling creative products and services to customers. Sounds straightforward, but it’s not. The reason it’s not so simple is that there is intellectual property (IP) involved in all creative businesses and the things they sell to their clients. There’s a lot of confusion about intellectual property. Customers often […]

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