On Saturday 2 February 2013 myself and Debbie Blott of The Decor Cafe will co-host a very special workshop focused entirely on starting up your own creative business. Whether you want to sell painted furniture, offer your services as an interior designer or garden designer or want to start an online store - this is the workshop for you.
We will be discussing all aspects of starting a successful creative business from our own experiences - you can learn from our mistakes and we'll share all our top tips for success with you. Plus, you'll be among others in exactly the same boat as you - something I know I wish I had when I was starting West Egg Interiors.
The workshop will take place at Debbie Blott's home in Putney where we host furniture painting workshops once a month. For those of you that have attended the workshops before, you'll know we strive for an inclusive, relaxed and informal working environment because we believe this inspires productivity, ideas and general all round happiness!
The outline for the workshop is below, spaces are very limited (only 6 places available) so, if you'd like to attend please don't delay as it is first come first served and we don't want you to miss out.
Workshop: Start Up Your Creative Business
Location: Putney, London - at the home of The Decor Cafe founder Debbie Blott.
Date: Saturday 2 February 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm.
Co-hosted by Louisa Blackmore and Debbie Blott.
We will teach the following areas:
* The Biz Side - all the practicalities of starting up
* How to Succeed Online and how to set up an e-commerce site
* Marketing on a Budget
* Branding including creating your own vision board
* Social Media - how it can make your business a success
Cost: £150 and this includes:
* 6 hours of teaching by Louisa and Debbie
* A specially curated goodie bag with notebook/pen
* All refreshments
As you may know, in 2011 I set up West Egg Interiors which is an award winning online interiors store. I feature on the expert panel in Period Homes & Interiors magazine, contribute regularly to national interiors magazines and resarch and write all the content for the west egg blog. Debbie Blott set up The Decor Cafe in 2010 to help people create the home they love. The Decor Cafe runs regular homes and gardens workshops including furniture painting, interior design, garden design and much more. Debbie has years of experience in marketing and branding for companies such as Dulux. We don't pretend to have all the answers or know everything, let's face it, who does? What we do have is our shared experiences, honest advice and inspiring approach to sharing information to help you succeed in your chosen creative business.
If you're interested in attending this super special workshop, please book your place online via this link or visit www.westegg.co.uk and click on workshops.
UPDATE: This workshop is now sold out, we have added an additional date for Thursday 28th February 2013 to keep up with demand. Click here to book your place!