Getting Started

We know only too well the challenges and opportunties you are likely to face when setting up a creative business. Working with creative business leaders, we've designed the following articles and top tips to help you along your way.

Guest Blog: Chris Measures, Building your creative business – part 2

Part 2: Based on his three years running his own company here are Chris Measures five tips for keeping that ‘just launched’ feeling going!

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Guest Blog: Chris Measures, Taking the plunge – setting up your own creative business- Part 1

Part 1: As someone who took that plunge over three years ago and hasn’t looked back, Chris Measures shares his tips for making a success of it. As there’s a lot to cover it will split it into two parts – starting up and then keeping the momentum going.

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Are you prepared for starting your own business?

You have an idea for a start-up but can you explain what you're selling? A start-up is more than just an idea, find out more here

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You really do need to have an elevator pitch!

After an idea crystalizes and before it becomes an actual start-up, there is a moment when it becomes an elevator pitch. You really need to be able to describe your new business to people you meet!

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Defining your market

So you have a great idea, but have you actually defined who you are going to sell it to?

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Dealing with customers

Do you know who you are selling to? Find out who your customers are, check out this handy check list!

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Everything you need to know about buyers

For all you need to know about Buyers, check out this article!

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All you need to know about working with Galleries

If you are submitting your work to a gallery, check out this handy list of hints and tips

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How to sell to the public

Selling to the public can feel daunting at first, check out these hints and tips to help you along your way!

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What you should know if you are working as a design consultant

Everything you need to know if you are or want to work as a design consultant

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