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Starting a Creative Business- Owen Sound

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Heartwood Hall (Above Heartwood Home)

939-2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound, Ontario


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This one-day workshop provides the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea while beginning the process of constructing the accompanying business plan. Through interactive, reflective, left-brain and right-brain activities the participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the structure of their business more clearly defined.


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

Guest speakers:

  • TBD


  • Snjezana Pruginic

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.
Lunch and refreshments are included courtesy of The Business Enterprise Centre

"Starting a Creative Business - in Owen Sound" is brought to you by The Business Enterprise Centre.

The Business Enterprise Centre - Owen Sound and Area helps local business owners and startups with information, tools, and guidance for their business. They serve the City of Owen Sound and surrounding region.

The Business Enterprise Centre

In Partnership with: Artists' Co-op

Handmade by local artists, our unique fine art and craft reflects the creativity of the thriving arts community in our region. The Owen Sound Artists' Co-op features 45 members who represent a wide variety of mediums.

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939-2nd Avenue East

Owen Sound, Ontario


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