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COMPASS Workshops with Craft Scotland

Deadline: 21/04/2020

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These workshops are offered by Craft Scotland. For more information, please contact them directly.

Craft Scotland have a number of workshops for makers as part of their COMPASS development programme. Multi-workshop discounts are available.

COMPASS: Principles of Finance & Funding workshop

Closing date: 4pm, Tuesday 10 March 2020

This COMPASS workshop has been tailored to guide makers through the financial and legal fundamentals needed to run a prosperous craft business.

Learn how to record and manage costs, cash flow and profitability with Alasdair McGill, from accountancy service Ashton McGill. Alasdair will share his knowledge and experience of working with micro businesses to SMEs to guide you through the key financial aspects of running a successful business.

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 COMPASS: Brand Storytelling Workshop & Panel

Closing date: 4pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020

At its heart, marketing is telling engaging stories to connect with your customers. This workshop will give you the tools to tell your maker story through content, branding, campaigns, websites and social media.

This tailored workshop will give you the tools to tell your maker story through content, branding, campaigns, websites and social media. Hear from Head of Communications & Digital Veronique AA Lapeyre (Craft Scotland), Marion Parola (Bespoke Atelier) and Kesley Johnston (Brand Manager).

The afternoon talks will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A hosted by Veronique AA Lapeyre.

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 COMPASS: Maker Journeys in Focus workshop

Closing date: 4pm, Tuesday 21 April 2020

Three established makers (including Laura Spring) speak about their journey and what brought them to where they are today.

Hear about the key decisions that shaped the way their business runs today, who and what has influenced them throughout their career and crucially, the lessons they have learned along the way.

Learn valuable skills and techniques for small business survival and explore potential routes to market with designer/makers.

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COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s learning and development programme created specifically for makers. COMPASS focuses on developing craft talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to create a sustainable craft practice. COMPASS offers a unique mix of active learning, residentials, mentoring and 1:1 specialist advice. Find out more on the Craft Scotland website.