Through the Creative Entrepreneurial Freelance Practice course, you will learn the nuts and bolts of starting your own small business. This includes the types of business and how to start trading, finance requirements, protecting your idea, developing your business plan and executing that all important marketing strategy.
Graduates face fierce competition for jobs in the creative sector. This unit fills an important gap, recognising that many will have to freelance for at least part of their working career. This unit provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to do so. Other students use this unit to develop their entrepreneurial potential, enabling them to focus their ideas and abilities to formulate a concrete business plan and strategy.
Taught by industry experts and business owners, this unit provides all of the business start-up knowledge required to get a small business off the ground, with the content tailored specifically towards creatives.
The work is completed in sections that ultimately combine to create a business plan and strategy. This is then presented in a pitch environment with the option of applying for a grant of up to £2000 at the end of the unit, and securing incubation space within Solent Creatives upon graduation.
Graduates who have taken this unit include Ieva Poriete http://www.ievaporiete.com/ who is now running a bespoke fashion boutique in London and Samin Saadat / Oli Girling who now run the UK arm of Camera Kings http://www.camerakings.co.uk whilst also running their own film and Augmented Reality company http://optimumpixels.co.uk/ from offices in Camden.
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– Learn how to put together a business plan; from finances to structures and marketing to copyright
– Benefit from the knowledge of industry experts and 1-1 sessions to help develop your business idea
– Understand what it takes to get a small business up and running
“The course covered all essential business components in exciting real world scenarios, all of which taught by inspiring industry professionals. The final project has helped me to develop an effective business model.”
– Coco Milne, Music Promotion