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Design your Practice

Working on your own can be intimidating, whatever your creative industry. As well as developing your creative offer, you need to master the essential elements of business administration, planning, finance, pricing and marketing.

Design Your Practice is an 8-week, creative entrepreneur-led programme for those who have potential but need some focused, structured specialist support to help set and achieve goals and to move to the next level.

Enjoy Exclusive Member Benefits

We’re dedicated to being a member-driven community. That means that our members influence everything we do, letting us know what they need and how and when they want it. As a member, you’ll enjoy meeting like-minded folk from across the creative industries, gaining access to a range of unique events and benefiting from relevant discounts with trusted partners.

This isn’t about fitting into stereotypes. This is about connecting with other creative people on a journey and getting tailored support when you need it.

Priority & Discounted Booking

Never miss out on in-demand events again. Our full members get 3 days advanced
booking access and 20% off all events.

Curated Networking Opportunities

Fun, structured events for selected audiences ensure that you meet the right contacts.

Annual Business MOT 

Meet annually with our creative business
advisors for a 1:1 session to review and plan.

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Monthly Members Meet-up September

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Got a challenge you need an outside perspective on? Fancy meeting some new faces? Looking for collaborators, co-conspirators, or just some encouragement? Join the CEC team and fellow members for a cuppa and chinwag at this monthly session.

Maintaining Creativity in Turbulent times

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

BUZZWORDS! They’re thrown around more and more often, particularly by employers hoping to attract key team members, but how often are these companies actually genuine in their mission? And what can you do when they don’t walk the talk and deliver a workplace culture that nurtures creativity, disruption, and inclusion? Never fear, Rachael Brown is here sharing her hard-earned experience and tips for survival and forcing change from the inside.

Monthly Members Meet-up October

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Got a challenge you need an outside perspective on? Fancy meeting some new faces? Looking for collaborators, co-conspirators, or just some encouragement? Join the CEC team and fellow members for a cuppa and chinwag at this monthly session.

1:1 Digital Strategy Sessions

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Digital Transformation Specialist Nova Stevenson is holding 1 to 1 consultations that will guide you through how to use digital tools such as social media, email marketing, surveys, websites, and analytics to help you achieve your business goals. The aim of this session is to help you put together a practical objective-driven, digital strategy for the next 3 months. Each session lasts 30 minutes, however, a strategy workbook and template will be provided 2 weeks in advance. You will…

Design your Practice with Rachael Brown, Glasgow

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm

Do you want your creative business or practice to achieve more? Does orientating and establishing yourself seem overwhelming? Or have you been going for some time and feel that things aren’t happening? Design Your Practice is an 8-week programme led by established creative entrepreneurs. Working on your own can be intimidating, whatever your creative industry.

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Not Another F*cking Social Media Talk!

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The future of social media is hanging in the balance. Likes are gone, engagement is plummeting, and it seems like the algorithm is dead set on ruining your life. In this time of uncertainty, what can you do make sure your brand still hits home and connects to the audience you want it to? Join youth culture and style brand expert Barrington Reeves for an unflinching expose about the reality of social media marketing, working with influencers and the future…

Design your Practice with Sandy Thomson, Dundee

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - December 11 @ 9:00 pm

Do you want your creative business or practice to achieve more? Does orientating and establishing yourself seem overwhelming? Or have you been going for some time and feel that things aren’t happening? Design Your Practice is an 8-week program led by established creative entrepreneurs. It’s for those who have potential but need some focused, structured specialist support to help them set and achieve their goals and who want to move their venture to the next level.

Design your Practice with Rachael Brown, Edinburgh

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - December 12 @ 9:00 pm

Do you want your creative business or practice to achieve more? Does orientating and establishing yourself seem overwhelming? Or have you been going for some time and feel that things aren’t happening? Design Your Practice is an 8-week programme led by established creative entrepreneurs. Working on your own can be intimidating, whatever your creative industry.

Legal Agony Aunt with Lucy Gannon

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our lovely legal agony aunt, Lucy Gannon has heaps of experience working with creative businesses at all stages of development. From trademarking business names to getting ready for an exit, Lucy’s done it all and lived to tell about it. She’s also refreshingly human and understands that literally no one except other lawyers understand lawyers, so she’s perfectly placed to field pretty much anything you can throw at her. Come ready to ask questions and get smart, clear answers. Who's…

Monthly Members Meet-up November

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Got a challenge you need an outside perspective on? Fancy meeting some new faces? Looking for collaborators, co-conspirators, or just some encouragement? Join the CEC team and fellow members for a cuppa and chinwag at this monthly session.

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Laurabelle tells us how Design Your Practice changed her business mindset

This picture is one I posted on Instagram not long after I was properly freelance (I’d had a retainer for the first three months of freelancing). It sums up the confidence and excitement I felt for the future of my business, which is in large part down to DYP. Why did...

Members get 20% off all events