Category: Strategy

How To Negotiate Higher Prices – online workshop

David will deliver an online interactive workshop will explore various aspects of How To Negotiate Higher Prices For Your Products workshop in partnership with Spark Ideas. Reserve a ticket for this workshop, which will be held on Friday 09 July at 2.00 pm CAT. This two-hour workshop provides an opportunity to consider pricing policies from …

Read more

Lifestyle Businesses

Is it an insult or a compliment? In the world of venture capital it’s a derogatory term. Equity investors looking for a lucrative ‘exit’ look down their noses at them. I’m talking about “lifestyle businesses”. It’s a name used for enterprises that aren’t attractive to investors seeking super-profits. It’s a term used insultingly by venture …

Read more

What is Creative Entrepreneurship – Masterclass with Creative Georgia

David presented a Masterclass on What is Creative Entrepreneurship: Create Your Business Formula at an online event in Georgia. The Masterclass, “What is Creative Entrepreneurship: Create Your Business Formula”, was organized by LEPL Creative Georgia in the frame of the British Council grant programme, “Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme”. David’s masterclass covered the following …

Read more

Workshop for E-Cell, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

David Parrish delivered an online workshop for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), at an event organised by E-Cell at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. David’s Indian Institute of Technology workshop on Strategic Planning covered the following topics, and more: – Vision and Success – Internal Analysis – External Analysis – Competitive Advantage – …

Read more

Tools and Techniques for Creative Businesses

David Parrish gave a presentation on Tools and Techniques for Creative Businesses for creative producers in Nigeria. Working in partnership with Amethyst Dance Foundation, David participated as an online speaker in the Dance Producers’ Retreat. He spoke about some key tools and techniques for creative businesses, including: – Dare to be different – Listen to …

Read more

Competitive Advantage and Fell Running

Here’s how I explain Competitive Advantage in my book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’, using the metaphor of fell running (the British sport of running up and down mountains: ‘fells’): === One of the questions to answer is: “What can we do better than our competitors?” Ironically this might not …

Read more

meetings industry association (mia) online workshop

David delivered an online workshop for the meetings industry association (mia) on the subject of: ‘Business Strategies: Creativity, Diversification & Transformation’. The interactive workshop was designed and delivered by David for events and hospitality sector enterprises to adapt creatively and profitably in the current Covid-19 crisis. The workshop included practical techniques for generating and testing new …

Read more

Reflections of a Locked-Down Digital Nomad

It’s January 2021 and I’m at home in England, in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. Looking out of my back-bedroom-office window at the snow falling against the background of a grey sky, I reflect that this is a complete contrast to my travelling office setup as a digital nomad. Somewhere I have a photo of …

Read more

Cultural Policy Designers Network – Interview

Ragnar Siil of the Cultural Policy Designers Network interviews David Parrish about responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the creative and cultural industries worldwide. David is a member of the Cultural Policy Designers Network and other international networks in the creative, cultural and digital industries worldwide.

Read more