Create a Meaningful Business Plan

Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses, Program 1

As creatives, we’re special, right? We’re content makers and risk takers; lucky to be doing the thing we love as our job, but with so much of our selves in our work, often feel cut to the bone at the merest of criticisms.

We’re so special we often think we can operate outside the norms of business. This belief may work for us for a while, but it doesn’t position creatives for sustained success, no matter how unique the talent or vision.

Chicago Creative Coalition is honored to have Brad Farris, principal advisor at Anchor Advisors, work with us on creating a meaningful business plan. Anchor Advisors is a Chicago-based business consulting firm that empowers business owners to take control of their business before their business starts to control them.

Brad guides business owners through the pitfalls and joys of growing their business. As a speaker, he is known for providing valuable information in a way that is immediately actionable. Brad is passionate about business and helping business owners find better ways to do things, make more money and enjoy life more. Find Brad on Linkedin, and Twitter.

At this program, be prepared to work with actual figures and realistic expectations about your business expenses and revenue. What does your typical project look like? Does it generate $1,000, $8,000; does it last a week, a month? Brad will walk us through the thought and action steps that will help us realize our business goals. At the end of the evening, each of us should emerge with a custom business plan, and positioned to take the next steps to financial success.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6 pm – networking & noshing (light refreshments)
6:30 to 8 pm – presentation & program

Columbia College Career Center
754 S. Wabash, Room 357
convenient to numerous El stations
metered street parking and various parking lots with evening discounts nearby

Please bring a state-issued photo ID. It is required when entering Columbia College campus buildings.

$10 for members of Chicago Creative Coalition
FREE to students, alumni, faculty and staff of our host Columbia College
$5 for other students
$20 general admission

Thanks to Columbia College for hosting the Advanced Basics for Creative Businesses programs!


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