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Strategic Planning Event for Theatre Team

David facilitated a strategic planning event for the team at Wired Aerial Theatre, to devise a new strategic vision and innovative strategy for the company. The purpose of the ‘team away day’ was to outline a strategic way forward that combines the company’s artistic excellence with an innovative business model. The interactive event used the […]

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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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Estonian Creative Industries Study Tour

A group from the Estonian Artists’ Association took part in a creative industries study tour of north west England, organised by David Parrish. Seven people took part in the creative industries study tour of Salford, Manchester and Liverpool. The group visited: Islington Mill, Salford Manchester Craft and Design Centre Dot Art, Liverpool Baltic Creative CIC, […]

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Work Life Integration

In one of my creative business books, I wrote about the “work life balance”. Since then I’ve travelled one step further. Now I practice “Work Life Integration”… I am proud to have a ‘lifestyle business’. Some people work hard all their lives in  jobs they don’t  like, so that in retirement they can travel and live the life of Reilly. For […]

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MSc in Creative Entrepreneurship in Lithuania

David Parrish was a guest lecturer on the MSc in Creative Entrepreneurship at Vilnius University Business School in Lithuania. During the module on Product Innovation Development, students worked on their plans for new products and services in the creative industries. The interactive sessions combined students’ creativity and new product ideas with David’s experience in business […]

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Superfans can boost your creative business

Nicholas 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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Creative Business Formula article now in Belarusian

A Creative Business Formula article has been published in Belarusian to coincide with the Minsk launch of the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ in Belarusian. The article can be downloaded, printed, and shared on websites and elsewhere. It is online here: Стварыце сваю ўласную бізнэс-формулу The article has been […]

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Business Focus for Creative Enterprises

Business focus for creative enterprises means selecting priorities for development as new opportunities arise. And saying No. Being creative gives rise to lots of ideas about how to develop an enterprise, but in a sense this is a problem too, because we end up with more ideas than resources to actually implement them. So how […]

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