Funded Support for Creatives in Scarborough

Woodend Creative WorkspaceWe are working with the Woodend Creative Workspace in Scarborough to put in place a funded 9 month training and support package to help local creatives expand and grow their businesses.  We have had a fantastic response and are looking to expand the initial pilot to cover 10-12 creatives rather than the original 6 so we have laid on a further meeting for people to come along and ask questions…read on for more details!

Wanted! 6 talented creative’s aspiring to make their businesses grow

Know that you are talented but need a boost to navigate the business world?

Creative Power Pods are an exciting cutting edge, 9 month, business support programme just for Creative’s.   They’ve been designed to give a boost to you and your business by enabling you to overcome barriers to growth. So if you are serious about your creativity, enjoy working with others and want to achieve results then this is the programme for you.

Creative Power Pods to help you get results

A pod consists of you and 5 other creative’s facing similar challenges.  You will meet every month for 3 hours set measurable goals, learn a key topic that is essential to the success of the creative business and be coached through live problems.  The exact agenda will be determined by the group and tailored to meet their needs.  Between sessions you will be set homework and given a shared forum to encourage support and progress.

Key Outcomes

  • 9 months on-going support to help you grow
  • Focus on the goals that matter most
  • Short, medium and long term planning.
  • Group coaching to overcome live problems
  • Learning transfer on subjects that are pertinent to creative’s businesses and applied to real life situations
  • Supportive group

Areas Covered

  • Management of yourself and your time as a creative to be at your most productive.
  • The idea lifecycle, how to protect and then make cash from your ideas.
  • Explore your niche so that you can work co-operatively with others and develop a powerful marketing plan.
  • Money and the creative. How to set a price structure, get comfortable with money and manage the day to day.
  • How to deliver a professional creative business service and build connections that will ensure long term relationships.

Sounds good, but I don’t think I can afford it

Working with CGA Management and Train to Gain we have located substantial funding for this programme.  CGA Management is a consultancy specialising in providing coaching, and consultancy to leaders and managers.

Christina Griffiths is the founder and managing director and will be leading the Creative Power Pods.  She is an International Organisational Psychologist and Business Coach with over 15 years experience.   She has worked with organisations great and small, from IBM and Price Waterhouse Coopers through to a wide variety of small creative organisations such as Hub TV, and “David & Associates”.

Don’t delay, only 6 places on this time limited offer

There are only 6 places and you will need to register by noon Tuesday 16th June 2009.  Everyone who responds will be invited to an exploration meeting and informal selection process where more details will be provided and your questions answered.  The selection process will take place on the Wednesday 17th of May and the Creative Power Pod is expected to start in July 2009.

So if you are ready for a boost and need support then don’t delay.   Call 01723 384 500 and ask for Andrew Clay.