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Guide

Setting Up as Self Employed

A narrated introduction to a simple business structure for individuals.

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Guide

Costing and Pricing Work Guide

Tools to help you consider the value and expense of your work.

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FAQ

What are the creative industries?

Creative industries are based in creativity, skill and talent.

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Insight

Applying for Funding

10 tips for applying for funding from producer Susannah Armitage.

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Guide

SWOT Analysis Template

Situational analysis tool to detail the Strengths, Challenges / Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to your situation.

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FAQ

Can you help with contracts?

Need some help with a contract or a legal agreement? Here's how we can help.

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Insight

Building an Online Presence

A personal perspective from artist manager Michael Lambert.

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FAQ

I'm selling digital services in the EU. Do I need to register for VAT?

Explore how changes to VAT rules might affect you selling digital services in Europe.

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Guide

How to Contact the Press and Media

The who, what, why, where and when approach to contacting the press.

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FAQ

What is crowdfunding and how can I do it?

There's some serious hype around crowdfunding for creative businesses. But can we all make a fortune off Kickstarter? Here's what it is and how it works.

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Insight

Working Digitally to Reach Audiences

A personal insight from freelance writer and producer Lesley Anne Rose.

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Programme

Flourish

Flourish is a mentoring programme that helps founders of creative micro-businesses develop their futures.

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Our Programmes

We run three business development programmes specific to different stages of the business journey.

Our Events Programme

We run a dedicated events programme to help creative businesses swap experiences, gather information and hone professional skills.

Apr 28
Starting Out Fully Booked Edinburgh

Starting Out

This free, practical workshop will give you the confidence to set up and run your creative business.

28 April 2015, 13:00-17:00

May 08
Making Applications & Proposals Fully Booked Edinburgh

Making Applications & Proposals

This free workshop explains the process of writing clear, focused applications and proposals to engage funders and clients.

08 May 2015, 13:30-16:30

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We offer free information and advice to micro-businesses and individuals working within the creative industries.

Our business support team are experts in exploring your needs – we're only a phone call away.

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