The Hand Talks

Jumpstart your Business

by The Hand

Our MD, Natasha Ellard-Shoefield, was delighted to be asked by Creative England to run a Business Development webinar for Creative England as part of their Jumpstart your Business series.

It was fascinating to spend some time in the company of creatives both in the process of setting up their own businesses, and in early stages of business. The session was focused on a number of key areas:

  • Business growth and success
  • Developing a strategic roadmap/plan
  • Generating leads to win new customers
  • How to retain the existing customers

There were some great questions from the audience and some themes that emerged from the discussion were:

  • The reality of being a business owner vs doing what you love every day
  • The need to create a strong proposition (and stay true to it)
  • Getting your head around the new business process and not being afraid to ‘sell’
  • And of course, our personal favourite, the importance of roadmapping!

All in all, it was a fantastic session that we really enjoyed being part of. We wish all the participants the very best luck for the future and look forward to seeing those businesses emerge on the scene!