my future creative business

Following on from a previous post I am now working on assignment 2 for which I’ve to write a 1,500 – 2,000 word enterprise proposal.  To aid us we are using the brilliant NestaToolkit an interactive resource which helps you plan, build, and start your new creative business.

So what is my creative business idea – well here goes…………….

 to provide  a creative textile base where people can learn create and grow

My idea is to create a studio space where recent textile design graduates can print.  After graduation there are no available spaces for hand screen printing textiles especially using reactive and acid dyes and then to have steaming facilities. The DCA in Dundee has amazing printing facilities for paper printing and although it is possible to print small sizes and quantities of textiles using  acrylic paint and textile binder these don’t have the same handle as fabrics printed the way we’re taught.

So over the week I’ve been studying book one

GETTING OFF THE GROUND – HOW TO SET UP A CREATIVE BUSINESS 

using this helps you to define the values you’d like your business to embody and develop a mission statement.

My values have been split into sections and have been changed twice this week and will no doubt change again! Choices include the following

AchievementAdvancement and promotion

Art

Aesthetics

 

Challenging problems

Change and variety

Creativity

Co-operation

Community

Competence

Competition

 

Decisiveness

 

Ecological awareness

Economic security

Excitement

Excellence

 Fame

Financial gain

Freedom

Growth

 

Harmony

 

Helping society

Helping other people

Honesty

Humour

 

Independence

Influencing others

Integrity

Innovation

Intellectual status

 

 Job tranquility

 

Knowledge

 

Leadership

 

Market position

Meaningful work

Money

 

Personal development

Physical challenge

Power and authority

Public service

 

Quality of what I take part in

 Respect

Recognition

Reputation

Responsibility and accountability

 

Supervising others

Status

Stability

Self respect

 

Time freedom

 

Wisdom

Work life balance

Work under pressure

Work with others

Working alone

Mission Statement – to provide  a creative textile base where people can learn create and grow.

With this in mind I then went on to look at evidence modelling which is intended to help you look at what impact your business may have on the world in terms of enhancing, revival, replacement and backlash.

we now have to look at where we see our SWOT’s!

ok this is tricky 

Now I’m off to design me some fake evidence!!! Got to think where I’d love to see my work/ my studio featured – no doubt about where – off to design

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