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Event: Are you a Productivity Ninja?

How to be a Productivity Ninja Event on 12th November 2014, at BCU Parkside, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham.

Book your ticket here!

Information overload is a big problem.  We’re all overwhelmed with the amount of information and potential distraction we face in our work.  It’s no longer enough to just focus on your time management: it’s time to think about how you manage your attention and focus, your projects and actions and your choices and habits.  A Productivity Ninja is calm and prepared, but also skilled and ruthless in how he or she deals with the enemy that is information overload.  This 1.5 hour seminar will show you how to keep a zen-like calm as well as an agile ruthlessness, just like a Productivity Ninja.

The ticket price includes a signed copy of Graham Allcott’s best-selling “How to be a Productivity Ninja” book.

This event is organised by Think Productive and hosted by BCU.

 

Enterprise Stories

There are lots of stories about successful entrepreneurs but fewer examples of the challenges of entrepreneurship, particularly from the cultural and media industries. My colleague, Nayan Patel and I have been working with some students at Birmingham City University (BCU) to investigate enterprise from the student perspective. On Friday 13th we will present our project at the International Enterprise Educators Conference (IEEC).

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Creative Enterprise Conference 2013

Register here for the Creative Enterprise Conference 2013! The event will take place on Thursday 2nd May at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham, UK.

Speakers include Ruth Leary who will discuss her work on the NESTA funded Happenstance Project and Clayton Shaw of Sampad who will present his experience of developing a sustainable cultural enterprise.

The event is organised in partnership with Enterprise Educators UK and with Digital and Cultural industries consultant, Lara Ratnaraja.

For more information about the event please contact  annette.naudin@bcu.ac.uk or check the conference blog.

Tunde visits Sampad and takes a creative leap!

When I was first told I was going to interview someone for our Cultural Entrepreneurship blog, my heart skipped, mainly because I had never interviewed anyone before (except you count interviewing your friends about sports and music a real interview). However, the day came and I was totally excited because I had the opportunity to do what I hadn’t done before and it also gave me the opportunity to ‘travel’ and see the other side Birmingham. So I hopped on the bus armed with my phone for recording, my already prepared questions and my pen and paper for writing.

Continue reading Tunde visits Sampad and takes a creative leap!

Collette Waudby – A Cultural Enterprise Case Study

Collette Waudy Ltd started in 1995 as a jewellery designer-maker in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.Here she talks about her experiences of running a business within the creative industries.

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What is entrepreneurship in the creative, media and cultural industries?

This blog will try to explore the nature of entrepreneurial work for those working in small businesses, as freelancers and social entrepreneurs.

I will collect and publish the stories and real life experiences of  entrepreneurial individuals in the creative, media and cultural industries. This will include advice, anecdotes and the challenges they encounter.