Take a day retreat in a relaxing environment away from the everyday pressure of work to think clearly about the ways you can develop your business.
Creative Business Coach Pete Mosley will help you analyse the way your business performs, tune up your business thinking, and think creatively about your options for the future. This day is ideal for anyone who suspects their business has inherent imbalances that need to be addressed, or wants to take time to think about new directions.
The workshop includes:
A mini business MOT - assessing strengths and weaknesses.
Looking at long-term options.
Thinking about new products and new customers
Your ‘route to market’.
Thinking realistically about tactics to increase income.
How to balance ‘business’ and ‘creative’ effort.
Setting out a personal business action plan.
Leaving with goals, targets, and timescales.
This workshop is however responsive to your needs so no two retreats are the same. You will complete a pre-course quesionnaire to let us know what you particularly want to get out of the day. Pete will explore these areas in detail and with plenty of time for discussion, enabling you to clarify the way ahead for your business and get to grips with how to make it work for you in the future. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and with a great deal of clarity about what you need to do next and how to do it.
Maximum of 7 people
What people are saying
"Really brilliant. Felt like the missing piece of the professional development I am already undertaking."
Farhana Shaikh, Writer & founder of Dahlia Publishing
"Very helpful in clarifying your direction."
Mandy Ward, writer and coach
"Clear, practical, focussed and substantial."
Virginie Lacour, Musician
"A great opportunity to take a step back and think about what you actually want from not just your business, but your work/life balance."
Kate Bajic, Jeweller
"Well worth the time, I would recommend to others - both individual makers and other CPD providers."
Beatrice Mayfield, Development Manager, Crafts Council UK
"A very relaxed way to consider your business life & career - whilst engaging with like-minded folk."
Dionne Swift, Textile Artist
Venue & What’s Included
This workshop is for a maximum of 7 people and run 10am - 4.00pm in a welcoming and spacious house with a beautiful garden (that opens to the public for the National Gardens Scheme) in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking. You’ll be well looked after with refreshments all day, a home cooked two-course lunch (we cater to all dietary needs) cake before the final session.
Your booking includes:
A 45 minute follow up coaching call with Pete Mosley to keep you on track. This can be taken at any point within six months.
All the course materials on a CD.
Ebook - ‘Make Your Creativity Pay’ or 'The Art of Shouting Quietly' by Pete Mosley.
Fancy a chat with the tutor before you decide if this event is for you? Just let us know - Pete won't give you a sales pitch, just straightforward feedback - we like to make sure all our attendees leave happy!
£120, instalments available.
Not happy paying online? Just email us to reserve a place and we’ll sort out payment by BACs or cheque. Get in touch if you have any questions.
About the Tutor : Pete Mosley
Pete coaches and advises creative individuals and creative businesses. He also writes about the business of creativity. His first book ‘Make Your Creativity Pay’ was published in July 2011, his latest ‘The Art of Shouting Quietly – a guide to self-promotion for introverts and other quiet souls’ was published in spring 2015
Pete is business editor for craft&design magazine, and writes online for others including Creative Choices and Cockpit Arts. .
Pete designs and delivers talks, training events, and CPD programmes for creative industry groups, universities, the cultural sector and private companies.