Business support and workshops for designers
Like most designers,you run your business because you love what you do – but are you making the money you deserve for the level of energy you put in? If you would like more sales, more money and more hours in the week, we can help you find them.
Making a profit from creativity
Creative people sometimes fail to make a successful living. This is often because you’re so busy designing fabulous stuff that you simply don’t have the time for mundane things like business planning or bookkeeping. We get that.
We understand the psychology of creativity, and we know what is needed for your business to succeed. Just because you love your work, you don’t have to be ‘another struggling artist waiting for a big break.’ This doesn’t mean becoming corporate or mainstream – it’s about defining who you are in the business world, as well as within the design field.
We know that the inspiration and innovation you put into your designs doesn’t translate to boring admin jobs. That’s why we love to work with people like you: we can mix the creativity of your world with those routine tasks that make your business flow smoothly – enabling you to manage that side of your business whilst retaining your inspiration and flair.
We support creative businesses that are starting out or looking to expand. Our close relationship with designers has seen many of our fashion clients achieve international success.
Working together allows us to blend our expertise with your creativity to make sure you achieve your business goals. We hold workshops on tax and business planning specifically for people in the creative industries, and provide emerging designers with the business support you need to get your venture – so you can concentrate on your design talents.
How we can help you
Information you get from a bookkeeping system will help you to plan your future product ranges, and anticipating realistic sales will give you the freedom to expand your range with confidence. So we structure bespoke admin systems that work for you, leaving you time to do your thing. We’ll help you to understand your business’ figures in a way that’s simple for you to control in the days before you need to employ a bookkeeper, so it’s quick and easy, leaving you free to concentrate on being creative.
Then, as your business develops, we’ll look at options for expanding a successful company, whether that’s bringing in a specialist bookkeeper or training your assistant as your team grows.We’ll advise you on all aspects of trade financing, cashflow, factory costings, export fees and anything else that impacts on your creative time.We can get together regularly to make sure you’re on track, and help you to solve any business problems or concerns.
Get in touch
For a friendly chat or to find out about workshops for designers, get in touch with Mark or Mitch.
Phone: 020 8530 0720
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