Business planning for a different time…A 4 week course to help you develop the tools and insight to live well and make a living in this ‘new normal’. 

About the course

With musicians, promoters and others in the jazz sector very much alert to the fact that Covid 19 is going to impact our lives and livelihoods for many months to come, and require us to flex, improvise and think differently more than perhaps we’ve ever done, this course is designed to help you invent your future. 

Perfect for those of you who need to re-set, to re-imagine your venture or career in light of the pandemic, or who simply need some help focusing on strategy amidst all the uncertainty we face, this is business planning training for a different time. Course leader Julia Payne will help you think about how you can live well and make a living in this ‘new normal’ we – and all our audiences and customers – are having to adjust to. You’ll get inside the following: 

Why a plan

and how to make planning less daunting

What business planning is

and how on earth we can do it now

Messy thinking and tidied up plans

right brain vs left brain planning

How to make sure it starts with you

where you want to go, what’s important to you, and what you are for

Superheroes in disguise

strengths, weaknesses and making a change

Sketching your landscape and finding your tribe…

looking around to get ahead

The strategy stuff…

debunking the strategic jargon and getting the ideas down

Belt and braces risk…

What are the risks? And how would you deal with them?

Making the money work

how to budget not fudge-it

Making this work for you…

how to turn your plan into action

Over 4 3-hour modules, delivered via Zoom, Julia will share a host of useful insights, resources, tips and tricks and real life examples.  Playful and creative but designed to make a real difference, there’ll also be an emphasis on small group work, peer learning and sharing collective experiences. 

About your trainer

Julia is Director of the hub, a creative social enterprise she founded back in 2002 with the aim of building the capacity of her peers in the independent music sector. With a background in the jazz sector (she worked at The Stable, the Barbican and Jazz Development Trust earlier in her career), she’s worked with hundreds of artists, freelancers, promoters and venues to help them build their careers and businesses and identify what ‘good growth’ looks like for them.

The details

The four sessions will take place on the 9/16/23/30 November 2020. The deadline to apply is 1st November at Midnight. We will let successful applicants know by the 3rd November.

Each sessions will happen on Zoom, between 14:00-17:00, including screen/comfort breaks. 

To take part, you’ll need to be able to attend each session, and also be able to commit to doing a small amount of preparation/homework in between sessions. 

How much will it cost to take part?

£5 per session for non members and free for members (if you’re not already a member, we are offering free membership until the end of March – Head to our joining page to find out more)

Sign-up for the training session!

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