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Northern Powerhouse European Union

Creative Accelerator Programme

Date: 10th - 11th August 2021
Location: Online
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Theme: Digital & Technology, Business Strategy, Start a business

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Following on from the success of the sector-specific Creative Scale Up pilot programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport; we are pleased to launch our two-day Creative Accelerator Programme, supporting a maximum of 45 creative businesses and freelancers across 3 cohorts.

Made up of four interactive modules, across the two days we will cover:

  • People:¬†Understand the leadership and teamwork skills required to grow a creative business
  • Context: Learn how to use tools to build a sustainable business strategy and customer/value proposition in the context of the internal and external business environment
  • Finance: Explore the value of monitoring business performance, and the possibilities for raising money including debt, loans, equity, investment and including IPO
  • Operations:¬†Discover how to mobilise the creative organisation to deliver desired outcomes.

You are eligible to apply for this programme if:

  • You demonstrate ambition to succeed, want to build resilience over the next 3 years or you are wanting to gain vital skills and develop.
  • You are a Creative Sector Business based in Greater Manchester with fewer than 250 employees or a Freelancer with a Unique Tax Reference.
  • You work within one of the following sub-sectors: Advertising & Marketing, Architecture, Arts & Culture, Craft, Createch (tech that is immersive or enables creativity, for example music software) Design, Fashion, Gaming, Music, Publishing, TV and Film.

Where is it?

This workshop will take place via Zoom

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