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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

    Setting Up a Company

    Carol Sinclair presents the differences and pros and cons of each structure's responsibilities.

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  • Green Book Cover FAQ

    What is a social enterprise?

    Get the lowdown on the 'what' and 'how' of businesses working to a social or environmental aim.

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  • Orange Book Cover Insight

    Top 5 Resources for Writers

    If you’re a writer where can you find answers to your questions? Keith Charters recommends five sites to refer to.

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  • Blue Book Cover Guide

    Property Planning Guide

    This guide will clarify certain issues you will come across when you are looking to find, rent or buy premises to house your creative business.

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  • Green Book Cover FAQ

    Where can I distribute my game or app?

    David Thomson answers your questions on distributing games and apps on different platforms.

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  • Orange Book Cover Insight

    The Ins and Outs of VAT

    Architect Matt McKenna highlights key VAT matters in his design practice, Dress for the Weather.

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

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