EVENT: GLIDE Bootcamp for Creative Entrepreneurs

Free help to start your own creative business

GLIDE Creative Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

GLIDE for creatives who want to start a businessThe GLIDE Bootcamp for creative entrepreneurs is a week of free, online specialist workshops. It will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of starting your own business, from concept to company to brand growth.

Designed by creatives for creatives, the programme is aimed at anyone aged 16 and above that is interested in starting a limited company or registering as self employed.

The first bootcamp runs from Sept 13th-17th. Workshops are from 9am-1:30pm daily, and cover:

  • Pitching your idea
  • How to price your service(s)
  • Identifying your customer base
  • Tools for the job
  • Brand identity and marketing
  • Business planning and growth

To be eligible you must be aged 16 or over, have a legal right to work in the UK and be able to commit to the full 12 hours of workshops.

This incredible opportunity is FREE. Register to secure your place and do feel free to share with your networks. 

The Creative Entrepreneurs Bootcamp is delivered by always possible as part of the GLIDE project, on behalf of Buckinghamshire New University and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 Programme.


The Workshops

Mon 13th Sept 09:00 – 13:30

  • Introduction to the day and programme
  • Pitch It Right – A workshop to help with communicating what your business offers and what problems you are solving for customers
  • Price with Confidence – Good pricing means being competitive while making the profit you need. This workshop will help you make sense of pricing structures

Tues 14th Sept 09:00 – 13:30

  • Introduction to the day. Recap and Q&A from the day before.
  • Your Perfect Customer – This workshop helps you look at who is, and isn’t, buying from you and why.
  • Tools for the Job – In many ways, your suppliers are as important to you as your customers. This workshop shows you how to identify the equipment, technology and expertise you need to drive your business forwards.

Wed 15th Sept 09:00 – 13:30

  • Introduction to the day. Recap and Q&A from the day before.
  • Standing Out in a Crowd – This workshop will cover key elements of brand identity, creating and communicating your value proposition, and how to effectively communicate your brand story to your audience.
  • Developing Online Audiences – Come and hear from Jody Raynsford, an acclaimed copywriter who knows how to create simple and compelling messages online.

Thurs 16th Sept 09:00 – 13:30

  • Introduction to the day. Recap and Q&A from the day before.
  • Fine-tune Your Business Plan – This workshop is aimed to help potential business owners focus on some of the most impactful elements of their business plan.
  • Confidence with Data – This session has been designed to take the ‘fear of the unknown’ away – to give you the confidence to know what data you have and know if / how and when you might use it.

Fri 17th Sept 09:00 – 13:30

  • Introduction to the day. Recap and Q&A from the day before.
  • The first three years: what to expect when growing your business – When you’re establishing your business, you rarely have time to take a step back, review your progress and think about where you’re heading. This workshop looks at the first three years of running a creative business, with guidance, tips and exploration of the risks/opportunities.