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Start-up Course for Creatives – Do What You Love

March 16 & March 23 & March 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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March 16 , March 30 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm
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TBC, Gloucester
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Julie Ellison & Guest Speakers
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Running a business is an experience of a lifetime. It’s a creative experience, it’s an intellectual experience, and it’s an exhilarating endurance experience. If you are thinking of turning your creativity and your passion into your life’s work then this Start-up Course for Creatives is for you. The course takes place over three Saturday mornings.

This course is held in partnership with the Gloucester Culture Trust, helping us tailor the course for creative professionals.


Who is this course for?

The Start-up Course for Creatives is for you if…

  • You’re practising in the creative arts
  • You’re wondering how you can earn a living from your talents
  • You have a creative business idea you’re itching to turn into reality
  • You’re studying or employed and have ambitions to work for yourself
  • You’re based in Gloucestershire.

What will I do during the course?

Session 1 – Saturday 16th March

Create your Brand Story – putting the essence of who you are (and what you do) into words that form the heart and soul of your brand, its content and marketing messages.

Session 2 – Saturday 23rd March

Business Model You – reinvent yourself and your career using a visual one-page tool to explore new ways your skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities.

Session 3 – Saturday 30th March

Action is the foundational key to all success – develop an effective action plan to take your ideas to the next level. You’ll also get to hear some hints and tips from fellow creatives who’ve started up themselves.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded creative entrepreneurs, and by the end of the course, you’ll have developed clear next steps for taking your ideas forward and making it happen!

Who’s delivering this course?

This Start-up Course for Creatives is run by Julie Ellison MBA, Director of Make It Studios – Stroud’s creative community workspace. You’ll also benefit from a range of guest speakers from the creative industries. More to be confirmed soon.

Where is it held?

The venue for this course will be located in Gloucester, and will be confirmed shortly. Light refreshments will be provided at each session, but not lunch. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or will have the opportunity to purchase lunch from nearby.



Start-up Weekends are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources. The series is being run in partnership with Gloucester Culture Trust and Make It Studios Stroud.


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