The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers

The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers

Book - 2017 | 2nd edition.
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"This new edition of the best-selling business handbook for artists and designers is a comprehensive guide to setting up a profitable, professional art or design practice. Written by an expert who teaches entrepreneurship and business start-up, this book leads the reader through the most important aspects of running a creative business, from how to make a living to innovation and managing business growth. Topics include: * Working with new technologies and social media * Pricing work and financial planning * Managing legal and copyright issues * Building networks and successful negotiation tactics * Planning for growth and exploiting future trends New to this expanded edition are: * International profiles of creatives who run thriving businesses * Templates, forms and spreadsheets to copy or download from the companion website * Exercises to build business skills * An extended list of useful resources * A chapter on how to grow your business * An overview of the current business environment for entrepreneurs, including opportunities such as trading with a smart phone, copyright protection using QR codes, selling internationally, crowd sourcing for funding, and setting up a pop-up shop * Updated tax and legal information on setting up a business based in the UK or US * Expanded information on trading internationally The book is printed in a dyslexic-friendly font and includes illustrated mind maps and colour pictures throughout"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
Edition: 2nd edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781474250559
Branch Call Number: 707 BRANAGA
Characteristics: 344 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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