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Launch your own successful creative business

With Global Entrepreneurship week 2012 coming up soon, we wanted to share our informative video for the Creative Enterprise Toolkit which features three creative entrepreneurs who have used Nesta's Creative Enterprise Toolkit to help plan, build, shape, test, launch and communicate their new creative business.

If you would like to find out more about the creative entrepreneurs and their businesses, they are: Darren Wilson from Kabloom Ltd; Charlotte Adam from Fortune Fortune; and Donna Holford-Lovell from Fleet Collective.

Starting a business can be daunting, that's why Nesta created the Creative Enterprise Toolkit. Specifically designed for creative people; the contents and activities are focused on developing both you and your business idea.

Hundreds of successful creatives around the world have used these practical tools, from fashion designers, to freelance artists, to tech start-ups. They've used the step-by-step activities and resources to develop their good ideas and consider their own aspirations for setting up in business.

Many creatives have shared their experiences of using the interactive activities in the toolkit online through blogs and videos. With just the seed of an idea, the toolkit can help you identify your values and create a sustainable commercial plan.

If you're interested in launching your own creative business and don't know where to start, buy the complete toolkit now from Amazon.


Ruth Watson

Ruth Watson

Ruth Watson

Programme and Design Coordinator

Ruth joined Nesta as the Scottish Programmes Intern supporting the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland and Age Unlimited Scotland including the creation of Rooted: A guid…

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