The Art of Business – A Series of Events in ...

The Art of Business – A Series of Events in Portsmouth as part of Global Entrepreneur Week

Aimed squarely at the creative sectors of Portsmouth, November 18th – 21st will see The Art of Business; 4 days of best practice, innovative talks and workshops aimed at inspiring and developing those taking their first steps in business in a world where technology and economic recession has created challenges and opportunities. The 4 days are for artists and creative people working in Portsmouth and South East Hants.

The Art of Business will cover 4 themes over the 4 days:

Writing – The Business of Writing. Monday 18th November at Aspex Gallery from 6.00pm
Finance – Where’s the Money? Tuesday 19th at Aspex Gallery from 10.30am
Technology – Creative with Technology. Wednesday 20th at Portsmouth Guildhall from 2.30pm
Marketing – Standing out from the Crowd. Thursday 21st at Solent Innovation from 6.15pm

Confirmed Speakers and Workshop Leaders for the 4 days are:

Writing: Sean Tyler, an award winning Hampshire-based playwright, who has had multiple plays performed in New York. Tom Sykes is an acclaimed author of an Observer Travel book of the Month. Sean will address overseas commissions and Tom will be speaking about his experiences of travel journalism and creative nonfiction, both online and off, as well as how to find writing opportunities abroad. There will also be Helen Wallen, local, professional copywriter whose recent blog site has been nominated for several awards. Sarah Cheverton of Portsmouth Writers Hub will be compering the event.

Finance: Henrietta Norton, Creative Producer who uses art as a tool to encourage insight and conversation. In 2011 she co-founded We Did This, a crowd funding platform.

Technology: Dan Thompson, artist and writer based on the South Coast. Founder and director of Revolutionary Arts and author of Pop up Business for Dummies. In 2012, he was included in the Time Out and Hospital Club’s Culture 100; a list of the most inspiring and influential people in the UK’s creative industries.

Marketing: Dave Giles, Independent Music artist and promoter. Dave has created inspirational events with his ‘Living Room’ and ‘Upload’ tours with artists better known on YouTube than other mediums. There will also be panel comprised of people working locally in the creative sector that will discuss how technology has influenced their businesses. The panel will consist of; Steve Courtnell of Pie and Vinyl, Sammie Venn of Furie Belle (jewellery and accessories), Lynne Dick (Director of Making Space, a craft development organisation based in Havant) and will be chaired by Carl Leroy–Smith, Architect and Chair of Portsmouth City Image Group.

To book tickets for all these events and for more information, please go to www.entrepreunite.eventbrite.co.uk

The 4 days are part of a global initiative, Global Entrepreneurs Week (18th-24th November 2013) which is taking place in 115 countries since its inception in 2004. Portsmouth has responded by hosting the first ever Entrepreneurs Unite week.
Solent Innovation supported by Portsmouth City Council, Shaping the Future, University of Portsmouth, Parity Trust and UK Business Angels are all partners. There are a wide number of events confirmed for the week with a Business Awards event, Start Up event, Silicon Island Business Angels Conference, Raspberry Pi sponsored event, Pitch and Win, and Schools and Colleges throughout the Region are putting on a whole series of events during this week.

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