Music Potential Legacy Sessions

So You Wanna Be a Creative Entrepreneur?
The Legacy Sessions

28 & 29th September 2018

Are you a budding promoter, do you organise clubnights? Do you produce your own radio show? Do you design logos for your friends? Are you a DJ? Do you want to run music workshops for young people?

Come and learn how to become a freelancer and understand self-employment

Work for yourself | Be your own boss | Start your own business

Develop a business plan, get your head around funding Win some cash towards your business idea

Two-day training opportunity for budding young creative entrepreneurs

Day 1: Friday 28th September

  • Panel discussion with inspiring creative entrepreneurs, sharing their career and business journeys to date
  • Small group work with panelists, offering participants further opportunities to ask questions as well as pitch their own business ideas and gain feedback
  • A networking lunch
  • Learning about different business structures, with a particular focus on freelancing and understanding the key skills required such as self-motivation, time- keeping and managing relationships
  • Learning how to write and present a business plan (practical activity with guidance)


Day 2: Saturday 29th September

  • Learning how to create and manage a budget effectively (group work including forecasting and explanation around cashflow)
  • Learning about important processes, for example, policies and procedures related to DBS, tax and public liability insurance (this session will be led by a creative industries accountant or tax adviser)
  • A networking lunch
  • Panel discussion with inspiring creative entrepreneurs, with a focus on how to secure funding and available funding options
  • Learning how to complete a funding bid (practical activity with guidance)

Led by inspiring successful creative industry professionals

During the two days participants will complete an outline business plan and a short funding application. They will also be offered an opportunity to win some funding based on the strength of their funding bid, in support of their business plans.

Made Possible by Capital XTRA's Music Potential
For the last 4 years Capital XTRA'S Music Potential has helped young people aged 18-25, not in employment, education or training to improve and develop crucial skills necessary in developing their talent and enhancing their employability prospects. Capital XTRA'S Music Potential is part of The Big Music Project and is funded by The Big Lottery Fund. The Legacy Session aim to create a lasting legacy for Music Potential graduates by helping them to develop their own
freelance jobs and set up their own businesses.

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