If you’re working or trying to work in the creative industries in Scotland, the Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO) is the only organisation out there which is dedicated to helping your business grow. They know all about the challenges and victories that come from transforming creative ideas into reality, and understand that the creative process isn’t always the same as the process that drives other businesses.
You don’t need to wait for your business to look big and impressive before calling in to chat with CEO. They’re happy to help you set up your creative business, evolve your ideas, consider the legal aspects and learn all about brand development. They also offer some amazing courses like Design Your Practice, an eight-week programme which aims to help you focus your talent and abilities, find new collaborators and contacts, learn all the basics of business and figure out how to manage your energy and time properly.
If your business is set up but needs some guidance on how to grow and change, the Cultural Enterprise Office are ready to help you scale up. Whether you’re planning a move from part-time to full-time or just trying to figure out the best way to work in bulk, someone on the team will have the expertise you need to make things work. Even for bigger choices and opportunities – things like whether or not to create a partnership or move to a bigger premises – are all in a day’s work for CEO.
I’m just a student! Are the CEO interested in me?
Supporting students in turning their passions into careers is one of the Cultural Enterprise Office’s many joys. They work to help students to find a balance between the creative and administrative aspects of their businesses.
What services are available to me?
The Cultural Enterprise Office offer a range of different services to help you keep your business running smoothly. These include…
One-on-one coaching designed to inspire, inform and educate. Each session is unique and will cater to your needs as a creative entrepreneur.
Business expertise sessions. These are also one-on-one, and give you a chance to learn from an expert in the field all about your section of the creative sector. CEO has experts in equality, digital, festivals, finance, funding, galleries, HR, legal, marketing, models and structures, networking, property, tax and VAT.
The Fashion Foundry which is full of resources and support for Scottish fashion designers.
Screen Sector Resources.
Digital creative business tools that you can access all day, every day.
Business support directory connecting creatives all over Scotland.
Whatever your business, however small or large, you’re bound to benefit from some feedback and advice from an expert in your field. The Cultural Enterprise Office aren’t here to judge businesses, but to figure out which areas of growth need to be built on to help your business thrive.
Give them a go. Check out their website at www.culturalenterpriseoffice.co.uk, or call them at 0333 999 7989.