FREE Help for Creative Businesses!

On Monday 29th June, Creative Industry Finance and Transmit Startups are hosting an event in Wakefield to help you start or grow your creative business.
Between 4pm and 8pm at Unity Works in Wakefield, WF1 1EP there will be advice on how to expand and diversify in order to become more sustainable, as well as guidance on accessing loan finance from various business advisors.
Director of Unity Works, Chris Hill will also be attending the event, in order to talk about raising funds for creative enterprises through community shares.
Depending on your needs, you can either book a session with a business advisor for some one-on-one advice, or simply hear from our speakers about the ins and outs of accessing finance for new or established creative businesses.

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4.00pm – 6.00pm Business Advice taster sessions for startups and established creative businesses
6.15pm – 8.00pm Talks, presentations from Creative Industry Finance, Transmit Startups and guests, followed by networking
If you wish to attend a business advice taster session AND the talks & presentations be sure to register for both parts of the event.

Business Advice Taster Sessions – Our Advisors
Damian Baetens (Transmit Start Ups and Creative Industry Finance)
Damian has worked within the creative industries, for 20 years and ultimately launched his own music management company which signed acts to EMI and Sony BMG. He was also a Business Support Director at an ERDF project for 3 years and has since financed and supported wider creative businesses through his work at Transmit Start Ups. His specialist knowledge is mainly the music industry, but he has also worked with content developers in other sectors such as film, games and digital, as a consultant and mentor.
Stuart Balmer (Creative Industry Finance)
Stuart has been running his own fashion label for 20 years now, so is proficient in formulating business plans, marketing plans, financial plans and cash flow forecasts relevant to all business. In particular, his advice applies to branding, range planning and production planning within the fashion industry. Stuart also trained as a designer and understands fully the nuances, idiosyncrasies and pressures of running a creative business. He now enjoys passing on this experience as a freelance businesses advisor to a growing portfolio of creative businesses.
Tracey Johnson (Creative Industry Finance)
Tracey Johnson is a creative and digital specialist with a broad knowledge and experience across the different sectors based in Yorkshire. She supports starting and growing businesses to help accelerate their success. She also co-founded MADE NORTH, a project to promote and support design and craft in the north of England.
For more information and tickets, click here.

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