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Destination Sistrunk Cultural Center to host the popular “Business Skills for Creatives” series this June


Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Fort Lauderdale’s Destination Sistrunk Cultural Center is set to host the “Business Skills for Creatives” series this June. This four-part educational event, designed specifically for artists and creative professionals, aims to provide the essential business knowledge needed to advance their careers.

The series will unfold over four consecutive Saturdays at 1033 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Due to limited space, advance registration is required, and participants are encouraged to sign up early.

The program promises a mix of lectures, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops led by industry experts and thought leaders. These sessions are designed to cover a range of vital topics, from drafting compelling business plans and creating effective marketing campaigns to mastering the art of sales.

The culmination of the series is a practical business plan clinic and workshop hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center. Here, attendees will have the unique opportunity to have their business plans reviewed on the spot by professionals.

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Registration for the series is now open, with a fee of $100 that covers the entire program, light refreshments, and free parking. Those interested can register online or contact James Shermer at 954-357-7502 or jshermer@broward.org.

Detailed Program Schedule

Session 1: Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

  •     Understanding Your Current State
  •     Exploring Priorities
  •     Writing the Business and Action Plan
  •     Defining the Product or Service – Building a Mix
  •     Pricing and Practice
  •     Choosing a Business Structure

Session 2: Saturday, June 8, 2024 – 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

  •     Protecting Your Rights
  •     Introduction to Building a Marketing Plan
  •     Understanding Consumers and Researching Markets
  •     Building a Communication Strategy
  •     Raising Capital and Resources

Session 3: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

  •     Making the Sale
  •     Distribution Outlets
  •     Civic Engagement
  •     Operational Accounting and Finance
  •     Paying Taxes
  •     Revisiting the Business and Action Plan
  •     From the Trenches: Stories of Successful ‘Artrepreneurs’

Session 4: Saturday, June 22, 2024 – 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

  •     Working Effectively with Lenders
  •     Developing a Brand
  •     Business Plan Clinic and Workshop

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