Visual Business Planning 2

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This workshop series is for all creative, right-brained thinkers and even those who hate to plan!

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A Big House Event supported by Real Creative Futures Digital

Please note: If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support from The Big House, you may be placed on a waiting list and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Big House Events Team.

This is part of a series of 6 workshops. Please check you are available to take part in all workshops before signing up.


How to use your own creative process to craft a plan that works for you.!

Producing a written, traditional business plan can be a struggle, yet we all need to plan to achieve our goals. This workshop series is for all creative, right-brained thinkers and even those who hate to plan! Each workshop uses practical, visual tools to take you through the planning process, in bite-sized chunks. You’ll share ideas with fellow creatives and follow your own creative process to craft that works for you.

Thinking BIG

Workshop Two: Designing Your Business Model? – Business modelling using the ModFin system.


Ellen O’Hara is a creative business coach and has been working with artists, designers, makers and other creatives to start and grow successful businesses for the last 17 years. Ellen previously held roles at award-winning craft incubator Cockpit Arts, the Prince's Trust and Arts Council England and began her career in management consultancy at Arthur Andersen.

As well as providing one to one support, Ellen has designed programmes for Nesta, Arts Council England, Innovate UK, British Council, Clore Leadership Programme, Crafts Council, National Arts Council Singapore and Business and Arts South Africa.

Gil Thewlis has been an independent business and executive coach and consultant since 2000. 60% of her work is in the creative and cultural sector working individuals and organisations and with Crafts Council, Creative United, Nesta, British Council, and coaching within The Clore Leadership Programme. She has also worked with Business Links, Growth Accelerator and various other business support schemes.


This event is free, but space is limited. You must be enrolled with The Big House and/or RCF-D. Space is limited, so make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place.

PLEASE NOTE: The Big House events are free to you, because they are funded – however there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are very popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend it is very important that you cancel your ticket on Eventbrite as soon as possible, to enable someone else to take your place.

If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support you may be placed on a waiting list - your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from RCF-D Team.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events Team at or telephone 0115 924 8630.


The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, you will find the appropriate form at: Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in.

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NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand. This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Tuesday 25th February 2020

9:30am - 10:30am GMT

39-41 Gregory Boulevard
New Art Exchange
, NG7 6BE ,

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