Are you an artist or designer facing difficulties in sustaining your business? Are you overwhelmed by business tasks such as managing production, inventory, and personnel; funding new projects; planning for expansion; or complying with government requirements?
Learn how you can break from the stereotype of the “starving artist” and become a business-keen creative entrepreneur. Yuchengco Museum, in partnership with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and Business and Professional Women’s Network (BPW) Makati, present “Business Savvy for Creatives,” a new two-day seminar-workshop that teaches creative industry practitioners what they need to know about basic business—from identifying the unique selling points of their work to applying for a bank loan. “Business Savvy for Creatives” runs for two days from November 6 – 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Yuchengco Museum.
“Business Savvy for Creatives” is a practical investment for creative practitioners, such as artists, designers, and creative professionals, who want understand the business side of art to make their artistic endeavors profitable and sustainable. Participants will learn basic business skills training through informative sessions, Q&A discussions, and hands-on workshops with successful creative entrepreneurs, business experts, and RCBC officers. Among the topics to be covered are understanding your products and markets, using financial statements in running your creative business, mapping potential markets, addressing concerns with managing resources, creating and plotting a business plan, preparing for special projects, and applying for a business loan. The seminar-workshop will be facilitated by Jeannie Javelosa and Dannie Alvarez of Yuchengco Museum, Renato Carpio of RCBC, and specially invited speakers and panelists such as Oliver Segovia of AVA.ph, Chiqui Go of Mansmith and Fielders, Tony Gonzales of A Greeting Card Company, Zarah Juan of Greenleaf Bags, and Pacita Juan of ECHOsi Foundation.
Seminar fee is P2,500, which includes snacks and refreshments, a kit and materials, a certificate of attendance, and admission to Yuchengco Museum. A discounted fee of P2,000 is available to Yuchengco Group of Companies account holders, plan holders, employees, as well as students. Seminar slots are limited, and registration is required before October 30. For details and registration, contact Yuchengco Museum at (632) 889-1234 or email [email protected]. Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.