David Parrish made a presentation to participants in the Creative Business Cup Namibia when they met for the national finals in Windhoek on Friday 08 March 2019.
His online presentation focused on creativity in business, including creative business models and international examples of entrepreneurship in the creative industry.
David also answered questions from participants about business issues, including protecting and commercialising intellectual property.
“David’s presentation to Creative Business Cup Namibia was really useful for our creative entrepreneurs. As well as giving examples of different business models, he answered questions from participants and explained how intellectual property rights can be used to generate income streams in different ways. Everyone liked the way David explained his points and answered questions. It was interesting to have him make a presentation online and thus avoid the opportunity cost it involved. Innovative and creative thinking on how to share important resources in our global village is of such essence and we cannot underestimate the value of useful information shared to entrepreneurs in the creative industry. We wish to thank David for the insight and support to Namibian creative entrepreneurs on the 8 March 2019 and hope to see him in person in 2020 in Windhoek. ”
– Johanna Cloete. Managing Director: GEN Namibia and Creative Business Cup Namibia
Free Business Development Resources for Creative Business Cup Namibia
To complement his presentation to Creative Business Cup Namibia, David is offered free business development resources to participants and other creative entrepreneurs. The following resources can be downloaded and shared:
T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity (eBook in English)
The free eBook version in English is available here. Also published as a free eBook in some other languages. Further translations can be arranged, subject to a publishing agreement – see ‘Translations’ below.
Free Online Courses for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurs – Marketing and Strategic Planning
Online learning courses available free worldwide, with a certificate provided at the end of each course.
Create Your Own Business Formula
Article about devising a winning business strategy in the creative industries. In English and several other languages available here.
Free extracts from book ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Tips, Techniques and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs’
Several sections of the book are published free of charge, plus videos about the book. Written especially for businesses in the creative industries.
‘Ideas in Action’ articles
Various articles illustrating cool business techniques from creative entrepreneurs around the world, available here. Some have been translated into other languages. These can be downloaded, printed and shared online.
Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries Guide
Business Link guide with case studies and information about marketing, intellectual property, financial management etc in the creative industries. Available here
Articles on the T-Shirts and Suits blog
These blogs can be republished in print and online provided they are not changed or sold. Please share them with colleagues, clients and contacts in the creative industries worldwide. An author credit and link must be included.
David has been involved in the Creative Business Cup as a conference speaker, special prize sponsor and national finals judge. As well as contributing to Creative Business Cup Namibia in 2019, he was a judge in Nairobi, Kenya, to select the winners of both the Creative Business Cup Kenya 2018 and the Creative Business Cup Africa. He was also a judge at the Serbia National Finals of the Creative Business Cup in 2016.
Watch the video of David’s speech about T-Shirts and Suits at the international finals of the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen.