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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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FAQ

Would it benefit me to be registered for VAT?

Our Industry Associate Angela Bedi explores the pros and cons of voluntary value added tax registration.

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Our Programmes

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

Our Resource Library

  • Blue Book Cover Guide

    Registering for VAT

    Our Industry Associate Angela Bedi addresses common misconceptions about value added tax registration to encourage you to ask the right questions of your business.

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  • Green Book Cover FAQ

    I've been told I need public liability insurance. What is it and who can provide it?

    Public liability insurance is an essential factor for activities involving members of the public.

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  • Orange Book Cover Insight

    Top 5 Networks for Advertising

    Where do you go for industry news and opportunities to meet with others working in advertising? Michael Hart recommends five networks to refer to.

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  • Purple Book Cover Sector Overview

    Fashion

    This page provides a general overview of the fashion sector, and highlights some of the organisations that promote and support the industry you operate in. Use them with our Support Directory to find funding, networks, information and opportunities that will help you develop your fashion company or work in fashion.

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  • Blue Book Cover Guide

    Property Planning Guide

    This guide highlights things to consider when taking on premises for your creative business in Scotland. It includes a checklist and an introduction to terminology you'll find in a lease as well as useful website links.

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  • Green Book Cover FAQ

    How do I build a website?

    Having your own space online can be a great way to showcase your creativity. Find out more about your options for getting your website going.

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  • Orange Book Cover Insight

    Top 5 Resources for Documentary

    If you’re involved in documentary where can you find answers to your questions? Sonja Henrici recommends five sites to refer to.

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  • Purple Book Cover Sector Overview

    Visual Arts

    This page provides a general overview of the visual arts sector, and highlights some of the organisations that promote and support the sector you operate in. Use them with our Support Directory to find funding, networks, information and opportunities that will help you develop your visual arts practice, gallery or space.

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Our Performance and Impact Report 2013/14

Our 2013/14 review, constructed by Social Value Lab, shows that what we do works.

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