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Starting a Creative Business - Guelph

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Guelph Arts Council

10C Shared Space

42 Carden Street

Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

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Starting a Creative Business is a one-day workshop for artists/creative professionals from all artistic disciplines thinking about starting a business. It provides the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea that will shape the business plan.

Through interactive, reflective, and writing activities that correlate with a workbook, participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the key components of their business more clearly defined.


Takeaways for participants

  • Step into the business mind frame
  • Build a bridge from creative professional to creative business
  • Clarify your business idea, direction & create the base of your business plan
  • Get to know your local business and creative sector supports and community


Guest speakers:

  • TBD


Facilitator:

Snjezana Pruginic is a creative business professional and facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the creative sector as a dancer, producer, writer, community art facilitator and art manager. She is also the co-founder and facilitator of "Business of Arts", an art entrepreneurship workshop for visual artists.

“Starting a Creative Business” is an initiative of WorkInCulture to support creative professionals of diverse artistic disciplineswho are thinking about building a creative enterprise.


Agenda for the day

Introductions, Welcoming and Logistics

Getting into the business mind frame

  • Defining your skills, strengths and passions
  • Finding the sweet spot (your business)

Mapping your idea / business (and building the frame of the business plan)

  • Your business vision
  • Your business goals
  • Business Analysis

The Heart of Your Business

  • The problem
  • The value
  • The purpose

Who are your clients?

  • Creating your client avatar

Putting it all together (Business Plan Structure)

Next Steps and Action points

Your Community (including guest speakers)


Workshop includes a workbook handout to prepare you for your next steps.
Lunch and refreshments are included.



"Starting a Creative Business - in Guelph" would not be possible without the following partners.


Presenting Partner: Guelph Arts Council

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Guelph Arts Council is dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. It's mission it to advocate for and foster a collaborative creative community in Guelph

Lunch Sponsor: Guelph-Wellington Business Centre

BC

BC is a leader in comprehensive business plan writing; provides business information and support services to all aspiring business owners; offers strategic planning and market research to start-ups and small businesses. Our experienced advisors provide business supports, consultations and mentoring. Our workshops provide the information and training needed to successfully launch and grow small business.

Funder:


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An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

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