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Create Berwick Workshops for Creatives

Create Berwick Professional Development Workshops for Creative Practitioners

It’s Not Rocket Science: Business Planning for Creatives

The Maltings 1.30pm-3.00pm, 28th June

If a friend came to you with a bright idea for a business and asked you to invest your time, money and energy into it, what questions would you ask before getting involved? In this workshop, we will identify the various elements of the enterprise planning process that will clarify our ideas and prove invaluable in taking them forward.

We’ll take a look at the content and structure of a range of model business plans and explore how creative entrepreneurs use the process to make the most of their talents, exploit opportunities and achieve both creative and commercial success. By the end of this workshop, you will have created a draft business plan and you will have insight into:

  • The value you create

  • Your market opportunities

  • The actions you will need to take to get your ideas of the ground

  • Who you will need to work

  • The potential levels of return on investment from a creative and commercial perspective

This workshop is for creative people living or working North of the Tyne who want to benefit from and contribute to the creative regeneration of the town. The workshop is free but places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.It's Not Rocket Science - Book Your PlaceThe programme is a key component of Berwick Cultural and Creative Zone (CCZ) – a major cultural regeneration initiative taking place in the town centre. The CCZ aims to establish Berwick as a renowned arts town and celebrated cultural destination that supports its creative communities to develop and thrive. The workshops have been designed with creative people in mind. Sessions will make use of business development tools and techniques appropriate to the needs of creative entrepreneurs, they will incorporate concepts such as storyboarding, use of metaphor and mind mapping, and will showcase examples of creativity and innovative thinking that has led to the creation of new products and services.The programme is being managed by Jane Shaw, Berwick CCZ's Creative Champion. Jane is the Director of Create North, one of the region’s longest establish enterprise development organisations. Jane has a deep understanding of the issues faced by cultural, creative and heritage practitioners and organisations in the region, which she has acquired through direct engagement with them over the last two decades. Jane has delivered multiple enterprise projects at various scales to the creative sector from the Tweed to the Tees, and over the last 5 years alone has supported c.700 creative practitioners and creative organisations to establish themselves and grow. You are receiving this flyer as a subscriber of Create North Ltd Contact: Jane Shaw,

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