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September 2019

Members Meet-up

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SWG3, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Pl, Stobcross Rd
Glasgow, G3 8QG
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Free

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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October 2019

Maintaining Creativity in Turbulent Times

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Amsterdam, The Amsterdam, Basement, 106-108 Brunswick St
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
£15

Learn how to maintain your spirit and ability to deliver when the system you operate in does not actually want disruptive creative resilient inclusive leadership. Discover practical tips for setting out clear ambitions, a plan of attack and surrounding yourself with support and encouragement with leadership and disruption expert Rachael Brown.

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Members Creative Crit

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SWG3, SWG3, 100 Eastvale Pl, Stobcross Rd
Glasgow, G3 8QG
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Free

Calling all members in search of feedback and constructive opinions on everything from branding to new products to business ideas or pricing conundrums. Our regular creative crit event is a safe place to explore new ideas with peers who are in the exact same position. Think of it as a free focus group for your creative business. This event is FREE but pre-booking is encouraged to ensure places as spaces are limited to ensure everyone has time to share.

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Work with us Wednesdays

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Revolution Glasgow, 84 Mitchell Street
Glasgow, G1 3NA United Kingdom
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Free

We know just how lonely it can be working in solitude, so if you fancy the occasional change of pace and space, join the CEC team for our monthly Work with us Wednesday's. Sometimes a simple change of location and some good creative energy is just the ticket to encourage productivity or inspire new ideas.

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Members 1:1 Digital Strategy Sessions

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cultural Enterprise Office, BAAD 2, 58 Moncur Street
Glasgow, G40 2SL
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Free

Need some guidance with your specific digital strategy? Meet with our very own Digital Transformation Specialist, Nova Stevenson for a FREE 1 to 1 consultation to help you put together a practical objective-driven, digital strategy for the next 3 months. Develop a smart plan for how to use digital tools such as social media, email marketing, surveys, websites, and analytics to help you achieve your very specific business goals. Sessions last 30 minutes, however, a strategy workbook and template will…

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Design your Practice with Rachael Brown, Glasgow

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative East End, Creative East End, 200 Gallowgate
Glasgow, G1 5DR
£20.00 – £150

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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Free Business Advice Sessions – Perth

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Soutar House, 27 Wilson Street
Perth,
Free

Our 45 minute 1-2-1 advice sessions are free to members and non-members and are designed to inform, educate, and inspire. These sessions are all about unpicking your need to put you on the right track. We look at the whole business, what it means to you and what you want out of it. Every session is different and utterly tailored to the needs of our Creative and Artist Entrepreneurs. Advisor Sandy Thomson is an award-winning writer and director. She’s an…

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Not Another F*cking Social Media Talk!

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Too Gallus Studio, 109 King Street
Glasgow, G1 5RB
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£15
Man sitting on a wall

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…

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Design your Practice with Sandy Thomson, Dundee

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£20.00 – £150

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.

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Design your Practice with Rachael Brown, Edinburgh

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Social Investment Scotland, Social Investment Scotland Playfair House, 6 Broughton Street Lane,
Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
£20.00 – £150

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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MOT 1:1 Advising Sessions

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Need someone to run your plan past? Have questions that need answers or unique challenges that need solving? Or just need a business MOT session? Schedule in to see our amazing in-house business support specialist Sandy Thomson for a 40min 1:1 session to get back on track.

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November 2019

MOT 1:1 Advising Sessions

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Need someone to run your plan past? Have questions that need answers or unique challenges that need solving? Or just need a business MOT session? Schedule in to see our amazing in-house, creative business support specialist Sandy Thomson for a 40min, online, 1:1 session to get back on track.

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Ask a Lawyer Anything

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SaltSpace, 98 Saltmarket
Glasgow, G1 5BL United Kingdom
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£10.00

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. Agenda…

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Work with us Wednesdays

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Revolution Glasgow, 84 Mitchell Street
Glasgow, G1 3NA United Kingdom
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Free

We know just how lonely it can be working in solitude, so if you fancy the occasional change of pace and space, join the CEC team for our monthly Work with us Wednesday's. Sometimes a simple change of location and some good creative energy is just the ticket to encourage productivity or inspire new ideas.

Find out more »

Members Creative Crit

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CEC HQ, 58 Moncur Street
Glasgow, G40 2SL United Kingdom
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Free

Calling all members in search of feedback and constructive opinions on everything from branding to new products to business ideas or pricing conundrums. Our regular creative crit event is a safe place to explore new ideas with peers who are in the exact same position. Think of it as a free focus group for your creative business. This event is FREE but pre-booking is encouraged to ensure places as spaces are limited to ensure everyone has time to share.

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The Benefits of a Board For Any Size Creative Business

Dec 2019

Has having a Board for your creative business ever occur to you? Maybe you’re thinking, my tiny business doesn’t need a Board, does it? Or perhaps, who in their right mind would want to be on my Board? Or maybe still, what can a Board do for me? Sandy Thomson reveals the reality of Boards for small businesses.

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