Business Support

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Business Consultancy for Organisations

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Business Mentoring for Freelancers & Organisations

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Our business support service helps our clients to build customer-centred companies, organisations and projects with sound business models essential for their sustainability, impact and growth.

Our business support services include:

We work with all types of creative businesses at all stages of maturity that are looking to (re)define and implement their growth strategy.

When working with creative start-ups, we make sure that they quickly move from the idea-stage through to effective prototyping into the market, generating revenue and growing their customers’ base.

Business Consultancy for Organisations

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Business Support

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Business Mentoring for Freelancers & Organisations

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Daily Rate

 

One full day of consultancy support allows for analysing and defining the needs of your organisations or business to ensure its stable growth. We help you to devise a plan, but the implementation will be up to you.

With no additional charge we will be available for another week to answer your questions and offer our advice should you get stuck with implementation.

Daily Rate: €750 per day

Weekly Rate

 

We spend one week with you and your strategic team, analysing and defining the needs of your organisation or business to ensure its stable growth. We devise a SMART implementation schedule and will work with your team to make sure that all agreed operations and processes have been put in place and can be run by your staff after we leave.

With no additional charge we will be available for another three weeks to answer your questions and offer our advice should you get stuck with implementation.

Weekly Rate: €3000 per day

Additional Consultants

 

Should your organisation or business require an additional consultant in a specialised field, we will help you to find the right person. The rates vary depending on the requirements, but our recommended rate is €750.00.

The aim of the Strategic Consultancy is to improve the strategic capability of your creative business or organisation by assisting you in the development and implementation of strategic activities of the company.  It is designed to facilitate organisational or business growth as our consultants can act as coach, mentor, facilitator, analyst, negotiator or operator for you and your team.

You will get best results from the STRATEGIC BUSINESS CONSULTANCY when your project is a new assignment of strategic significance to your company or organisation such as a specific strategic review of one or more business functions or implementation of a new strategic initiative at a corporate or functional level.

Our Consultants can help you with a range of business activities such as:

  • The commercialisation of new services and products
  • More targeted audience engagement, more sales and better marketing
  • Expansion into a new field
  • Strategic business planning
  • Attracting funding options
  • Improved logistics and financial control
  • Better staff management
  • Management succession

Business Mentoring for Freelancers & Organisations

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Business Consultancy for Organisations

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Business Support

The Creative Entrepreneurs Academy at the Centre For Creative Practices

Standard Business Mentoring

Block of 4 hours

Online or in-person, at times to suit you. Recommended two sessions of two hours every two weeks

Price: €280 + VAT

Advanced Business Mentoring

Block of 8 hours

Online or in-person, at times to suit you. Recommended four sessions of two hours every two weeks

Price: €500 + VAT

Premium Business Mentoring

Block of 12 hours

Online or in-person, at times to suit you. Recommended six sessions of two hours every two weeks

Price: €1000 +VAT

We offer structured business mentoring, tailored to your needs, focused on achieving real outcomes.

Our Business Mentoring services will provide you with affordable and convenient EXPERIENCED, INDEPENDENTand PRACTICAL support. We will help you to find solutions that work for your creative business and allow you to make progress faster and with more focus than you could on your own.

We analyse how you plan and run your creative business focusing on its further growth and sustainability. We look at the WHY, WHAT & HOW of your creative business or project. We determine how to create significant value for your customers or audiences and how in a smart, creative and profitable way you can deliver work that people want and you are proud of?

We help creatives to identify what makes your businesses both DIFFERENT and NEEDED as when well-defined these two qualities increase your profitability and impact.

The gaps between the sessions give you a chance to implement the agreed elements, test whether the solutions work and ask questions at the next session. The meetingsare conducted online using either Zoom.Us, Skype, Go-To-Meeting or in person (transport cost applies for clients located more 100 km from our premises). Your mentor during the mentoring programme will also be available to answer your questions between the sessions via email or over the phone.

If You Ever Find Yourself

  • struggling with your strategy
  • failing to form a clear mission for your organisation
  • want some input into your creative programming
  • need to put together a budget,
  • have problems with the governance or the legal structure
  • have a project you need help with
  • struggling to find your Why
  • want to talk to someone who knows the creative sector
  • would like to start a creative business but do not know where to begin

Feel free to contact us; we are here to help!

 

OUR METHODOLOGY

 

In our business consulting and mentoring work we follow the following rules:

“Effective coaching builds awareness and removes the excuses. Coaching will help you replace those excuses and limiting beliefs with empowering dreamsand boost your self-confidence. Coaching can help you identify your values, discover your “why,” set goals, increase your self-esteem, and find a balance in life and business.” ― Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

“A good Coach asks great questions to help you remove the obstacles in your mind and to get you back on track in work and Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.” – Napoleon Hill

“One reason, so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins

WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO GET YOU TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!
WE WILL PUSH YOU TO ACHIEVE IT – OUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOURS!

The Team

Monika Sapielak

CEO

Entrepreneur and Innovator with 25 years of work experience as CEO, Manager, Cultural Leader, Mentor & Educator.

Recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as Main Awardee of the Arthur Guinness Fund.

Co-Founder of the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy that provides tailored entrepreneurial training and coaching to individuals and companies working in the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Founder & CEO of ArtConnected – a SaaS that matches Creative Opportunities with Talent.

Co-founder and CEO of Centre for Creative Practices focused on integrating, promoting and mentoring migrant, experimental and emerging artists. Curator of its yearly flagship event called New Voices of Ireland Series.

Regular guest speaker and lecturer at conferences, in higher education institutions and for the media in Europe and in Ireland. Monika’s recent talks include University Business Forum, in Oct’16 in San Sebastian; Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, University of Pecs, Hungary, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Monika’s mentoring and coaching expertise includes Start-up support, Business Strategy, Value Proposition and USP; Stakeholders Relationships; Fundraising; Audience  & Customers’ base development; Market research.

As a seasoned and dedicated fundraiser Monika supports creative organisations, projects and individuals in accessing local and EU funding.

Ian Oliver

Head of Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship

Ian has over 15 years’ senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the Arts, creative and technology Sectors and 4 years’ experience working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Arts Offices, Arts Organisations and Venues, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Ireland, auditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions.

Currently Ian is working on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change.  He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.

Ian's experience includes developing and implementing business / career / marketing strategies, marketing, business development, digital media, digital content creation, communications, project management, developing business, marketing and digital media strategies and implementation, project development, management and budgeting, resource management, team development and cohesion, training and training distribution methods for clients, staff and stakeholders.

Ian regularly gives papers on Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship including:

  • What is Creative Entrepreneurship, Trans National Creative Exchange, Solent University Southampton, October 2015;
  • The Role of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Developing Talent and Opportunities, Slovak Government as part of their EU Presidency, Bratislava, September 2016;
  • Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts, 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Pécs, Hungary, November 2016;
  • Developing a Creative Model Canvas, 3E Conference, Cork, May 2017.

Who We Work With:

Find Us

Address
The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64

Hours
Monday–Friday: 10:00AM–6:00PM

Contact
tel: +353(0)858895499
email: jo@creativeentrepreneurs.ie

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