Craft NI Creative Business Management and Planning Seminar, Belfast

new-heirlooms-3_no__5Monday 28 November 2016, 9.30am to 1pm | Free
Belfast Metropolitan College, Community Learning Centre, 400 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU

Seminar 8 – Creative Business Management & Planning. Guest Speaker: Cj O’Neill
Craft NI’s new two-year Business Development Programme (2015 to November 2016) is made up of eight free half-day modules over the course of 18 months, and is facilitated by Francis Verling, Verling Consulting, and includes a range of guest speakers.

Are you an NI-based craft professional wanting to develop your business and looking for guidance which is specially tailored to the craft industry?

The Business Development Programme 2015/2016 is FREE to attend – and will only involve a half day (morning). The benefit is the opportunity to gain business development skills tailored to suit craft business under the direction of a business consultant experienced in working to support craft enterprises.

This seminar will cover:

• Studio location
• Tenancy management
• Employment
• Suppliers
• Refining the plan for your business
• Facilities, premises and equipment
• Sources of funding
• Market development and expansion

As a result of attending the seminar participants will:
• Have an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements on tenants and landlords in relation to premise renting,
• Have an understand of HR issues and employer requirements when taking on staff
• understand how to maximise relationships with suppliers for improved purchasing margins and security of supply
• Be able to identify the most appropriate sources of funding.
• Have created a strategic objectives matrix which will guide the activities of the business over a medium-to-longer term timescale.

Attendance is free but please reserve a place here:

For more information contact Craft NI T: 028 9032 3059, E:

This seminar, funded by Invest Northern Ireland as part of the making it 2015/17 programme, is final in a series of 8 seminars.

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