Free creative business information

On this website you will find free creative business information, eBooks, workshops and events to help your enterprise become even more successful.

Creative Business Guide

This Cultural and Creative Industries Business Guide was written by David Parrish, author of the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ and published by Business Link West Midlands in the UK.

The 48 page creative industries guide provides information, ideas and guidance on a range of business issues relevant to enterprises in the creative, cultural and digital sectors.

Sections include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Understanding your Customers
  • Profiting from your Ideas
  • Organisational Structures
  • People and Skills
  • Promoting your Products / Services
  • Financial Management
  • Legal and other issues
  • Links to useful organisations and resources for creative enterprises

There are also four case studies featuring creative enterprises from England: 383 Project; Stan’s Cafe; Gas Street Works; and Capsule.

This guide for businesses in the creative, cultural and digital sector was written by David Parish of TShirts and Suits. David Parish retains copyright in this material and other creative business information about the business of creativity, as published in the book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’, the publication ‘Designing Your Creative Business’ and a series of other articles, blogs and ‘Ideas in Action’ features.

Similar creative business guides can be written for other organisations in the creative, cultural and digital sectors.

Contact David Parrish to discuss options and possibilities for your own version of this cultural industries guide, including examples from cultural enterprises in your region.

Further creative business information is available on other pages of this website.

David Parrish inspires and empowers creative entrepreneurs world-wide as an international creative industries speaker, consultant, trainer and author.

Design, media, technology and other creative enterprises world-wide increase sales, prices and profits with David’s expert business advice, books and speeches on marketing, leadership and business growth strategies.