BIZ SMARTS: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS

WorkInCulture is pleased to present a FREE five-part webinar series for artists, markers, and creative entrepreneurs looking to learn more in the areas of business planning, marketing and financial management.

Join us at the Regional Business Centre to participate in this live webinar and network with like-minded artists.

Beginning a Creative Entrepreneurship
March 2nd, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the Regional Business Centre, Room C-10
Are you an artist or creative professional interested in turning your art into a business? This workshop will give you a reflective understanding of the creative entrepreneur mindset and tangible tools in beginning your business journey. Acting as a first stepping stone into creative business you will gain an understanding of various business elements within a creative context and will explore your “creative business brand /identity”.

Make Your Money Work for You (Managing Finances)
March 9th, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the Regional Business Centre, Room C-10
This webinar will cover a number of easy to learn and easy to apply concepts and methods to help you manage your money better. The first section will provide a short review of some of the fundamentals of financial management. The second section will apply these basic teachings to the lived reality of the self-employed, freelancers or solopreneurs. The final section will present an easy to make excel spreadsheet to help artists keep track of and manage their financial resources.

Building Your Brand (Marketing Strategies)
March 16th, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the Regional Business Centre, Room C-10
Building a brand is an important part of your artistic practice and the life of your organization. From navigating your way through the media, amplifying and positioning your “voice,” and maximizing social media potential to help build your brand and ll seats, Jason Maghanoy will help guide you through the steps to develop a successful content and marketing strategy for your arts organization/creative practice in today’s radically
changing engagement economy.

E-Commerce for Creatives
March 23rd, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the Regional Business Centre, Room C-10
The digital world presents unparalleled opportunities for creatives to showcase their talents, but it can be daunting with so many choices. This webinar will teach those in the creative arts how to take advantage of this incredible marketing opportunity.

Preparing for Your Taxes
March 30th, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm at the Regional Business Centre, Room C-10
The Preparing for Your Taxes webinar will explore reporting the various sources of income for artists and creative professionals.

Register online at http://www.workinculture.ca/programs/bizsmarts
For more information, contact 705-688-7582 or