Creative Springboard

Creative Springboard, partnered with Coventry University Enterprises Business Solutions (Focus Digital), is offering freelancers and businesses trading in the creative sector in Warwickshire the chance to access FREE & exclusive support that will help you enhance your business foundations, prepare for growth, build on your personal & business skills and how to use more digital platforms for wider exposure. 

WHAT DO YOU GET? 

In a nuteshell… 6 days of intensive workshops, 3 x 1-2-1 session with a digital expert and the opportunity to join our growing digital & creative network. You get so much more than just the chance to attend workshops – you get to meet like-minded individuals, learn & share experiences, peer-to-peer support and access to free local meet-ups & masterclasses. 

The workshops cover topics such as: 

  • DAY 1 – CONFIDENCE & MINDSET 

Boosting your confidence, how to deal with the ups and downs of running a business, learning about mindset & techniques you can utilise, importance of looking after yourself and investing in yourself – you can’t run a business without you!!

  • DAY 2 – VISION, MISSION & HORIZON SETTING 

Building solid foundations and how to get your business ready for growth, setting realistic goals and objectives in line with your mission and vision – it’s all about imagining the potential for your business and how you are going to achieve it!

  • DAY 3 – MARKETING 

Marketing – traditional vs non-traditional, building marketing strategies, what works best for your business & the market place, planning & budgeting for your marketing activities, monitoring and evaluation, building a community – helping you fully understand your market, your customer base (their wants & needs) and how to communicate effectively – without your customers, you have no business!

  • DAY 4 – BRANDING & DIGITAL MARKETING 

What does branding mean, how does it affect your business, how do you build effective brand strategies that gives you the edge, understanding emerging technologies, marketing your business online using digital marketing tools, knowing what techniques are best for your business – distinguishing you in the market place and making sure you get the right message to your customers!

  • DAY 5 – SOCIAL MEDIA 

In-depth knowledge of social media platforms, use of correct language, building a community, knowing what platforms are best for your business – using virtual communities, networks and platforms to facilitate communication with your customer and potential customer base!

  • DAY 6 – FINANCE, LEGAL & PANEL OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Understanding financial planning, correct pricing, how to budget, future sales forecasting, getting yourself investment ready (if applicable) – then the afternoon session you get the opportunity to chat to industry experts about your business, about your current barriers, about your views – anything that you would like some advice, hints or tips about – utilising the experience and expertise from those who have been there and done it and can share their journey with you!

Each place on this programme is valued at over £3k – COMPLETELY FREE TO YOU – so why not take the opportunity and join us for 6 days – gain the tools, knowledge & techniques that will help transform you & your business.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The programme is open to businesses from the following sectors:

  • Designers – graphic design, interior design, architecture, furniture makers, illustrators, arts & crafts
  • Photographers
  • Artists – performers, visual arts, musicians
  • Fashionistas – fashion designers, making of clothes, jewellery, knitwear
  • (basically, if you design, make it or create it you can apply)

And who fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Been trading under 24 months
  • Are based in Warwickshire
HOW DO I APPLY?

It’s easy… all you have to do is complete our quick application form (see the links below) and send it through to inclusive-enterprise@cwrt.uk.com by the 20th February.

Also check out the flyer, FAQ document and the programme details – if you have any additional questions or queries don’t hesitate to get in touch!