Very often creatives focus on developing products, getting them out there and neglect the elements they need to support their business.  Surprisingly interesting and valuable stuff !


Laying the administrative foundations to underpin a solid business.  This workshop helps participants avoid being caught out by things they didn’t realise they needed to do to run a business.

Topics covered include:

•  Organisational skills

•  Identifying the administrative needs for your business

•  Establishing terms of business & minimum orders

•  Claiming all what you’re entitled to for tax purposes

•  The pros and cons of being VAT registered

•  Protecting designs

•  Insurance, safety standards – what’s required.

  1.   What needs to be considered when employing people


“Very thorough and knew all the answers”  Several months later: “I’m still finding the course very helpful as your suggestions and tips were put into practice straight after the nuts and bolts course so thank you.”

[Stewart Martin Johnson   Illustration and Textiles]

Great advice and general overview of what I need to do to get my paperwork up to scratch”

[Amy Heard,  Amy Mae Ceramics]

“Discussed serious subjects in an interesting way with stories of personal experience”   [C.R. designer]

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