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Starting a Creative Business - Mississauga (Film & Digital Arts Focus)

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Mississauga Central Library

301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Classroom 3

Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3Y3

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This Starting a Creative Business one-day workshop is for artists/creative professionals specifically from the film & digital arts who are 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.

Requirements:
Registrants are required to come ready to explore their existing creative business idea.

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 speaker:

Daegan McNeaney, Fresca Films

Alex Hofmann, Partner, Fresca Films

Robert MacAskill, Robert MacAskill Pictures Limited

Ron Kolumbus, Director of Photography/ Cameraman

Kelly Payne, Program Consultant (Film), Industry Initiatives, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

Susan Loveless, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Business Consultant, Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre, Economic Development Office, City of Mississauga

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 disciplines who 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.
Morning coffee & muffins, lunch and refreshments are included.



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


City of Mississauga logo


Mississauga Arts Council logo


Funder:

OTF logo


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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Mississauga Central Library

301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Classroom 3

Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3Y3

Canada

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