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What are the creative industries?

Creative industries are based in creativity, skill and talent.

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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

Defining Your Work

Tools to help you define your work.

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Insight

5 Top Tips for Crowdfunding

5 tips for crowdfunding from Industry Associate Tim Wright

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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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Building an Online Presence

A personal perspective from artist manager Michael Lambert.

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FAQ

Where do I find opportunities for work, commissions, residences and projects?

Find out how to find opportunities for work, commissions, residences and projects.

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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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Guide

Setting Up a Partnership

Find out how to set up a partnership.

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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

    Legal Partnerships

    Philip Hannay explains why creative businesses form legal partnerships and the agreements that underpin them.

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  • Green Book Cover FAQ

    Where can I get support with my tax return, expenses and record keeping?

    For those niggly tax questions – here's where you can find the answers.

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  • Orange Book Cover Insight

    Tips for Selling Through Social Media

    Being active on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram is now part of a creative business's day-to-day running. Get insights into using social media to increase your reach and sales from Cat Leaver of We Are AD and Laura Waddell of Freight Books.

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  • Blue Book Cover Guide

    Legal Structures Guide

    Information and advice on different legal structures you might adopt.

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  • Orange Book Cover Insight

    How to Build Network Contacts

    A personal perspective from Marc Cairns on the importance of social media.

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Our Performance and Impact Report 2014/15

Our 2014/15 review, constructed by Social Value Lab, shows that what we do works.

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