Creative Business Day at The Water Tower, Northamptonshire

Creative Business Day at The Water Tower, Northamptonshire
Event on 2013-03-05 10:00:00

The Creative Business Day for artists, makers and all creative practitioners is designed to help you identify and develop key aspects of your creative business.

The workshop is suitable for people at all career stages and will work for you regardless of whether you've just started out or are a more mature practitioner.

We will explore the key characteristics and behaviours that underpin successful creative businesses, and then look at how you can develop your practice successfully and do what you enjoy most.

This course includes elements from our most popular courses.

We will look at 5 main areas of development:

The Creative Business Mindset: What are attributes and behaviours of successful creative businesses? A presentation followed by a discussion session.

Products and Customers: Pete will introduce a powerful diagnostic tool that will help you think laterally about new ideas and products to develop and new customers and clients to work with.

Internet Marketing: Using the web effectively: A presentation, followed by Q&A session – how to use the Internet and social media effectively without spending your whole life online.

How to write and talk about your work: How to get the message right for your marketing, social media and blogging. What you need to say where – and how. 

Marketing Swap shop: An interactive session that explores which techniques work best and why.

You leave with a much clearer idea of where you are heading, a personal action plan with clear goals and milestones, and a visual timeline.

What’s included.

The fee is £50 including lunch, or £45 if you’d like to take a packed lunch.

You get a course pack and a copy of 'Make Your Creativity Pay' by Pete Mosley.

You'll be looked after well from the moment you arrive, hot and cold drinks and fruit will be available for everyone all day, plus tea and home-baked cake before the final workshop session.


This workshop has been specially developed for The Water Tower, the beautiful home and creative workspace of Ros Stoddart, Cultural Engineer & Artist. Read about the Water Tower on our blog – here. 

This day is for a maximum of 18 people.  

We’ll try and coordinate taxi/car sharing from Corby with other workshop attendees if you are arriving via public transport. Parking is available.


What people are saying

A very valuable day & worthwhile course. I came away with solid areas that I need to work on & with the advice & information given I know I can now achieve them. Rachael Pinks, Artist

Fascinating session answering a lot of questions that I have had about social media for years. Chris Tribe, Furniture Maker

An open-minded event for anyone working in any field. It was engaging & worthwhile and totally recommended. Janet Middleton Owner/Director of Starchild Shoes

An engaging & thought-provoking day. Left me with a range of tools & techniques that I could utilize with all groups I currently teach. Sarah Hancox, FE lecturer in Design, & Maker

A very relaxed way to consider your business life & career – whilst engaging with like-minded folk.  Dionne Swift, Textile Artist

This event gave me the opportunity I needed to talk about my business and myself in a very safe & relaxed environment.  Helen Rhodes, Artist

A great days training, really tailored to the needs of people attending. Emma Watson, freelance Arts Education consultant

Great creative business course in relaxed surroundings. Very good value.  Andrew Findlay, Artist Blacksmith

If you want to find out more we are happy to answer your questions, just get in touch here or call us on 0141 416 0555.

About the Tutor: Pete Mosley has been a business coach and mentor for 25 years, designing training events, seminars and personal development programmes. Pete is the author of ‘Make Your Creativity Pay’ practical advice for creative businesses. He also writes for and advises the readers of craft&design magazine in his capacity as business editor.



at The Water Tower
Benefield Road
Brigstock, United Kingdom

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