Making creativity pay… a guide to running a business for creatives.

The Mango Lab is one of the creative businesses featured in Alison Branagan’s latest book The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers.

The thought of starting up a creative business can be a daunting one. The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers will help any artist or designer who wants to set up in business. Featuring a foreword by Sir James Dyson, the book includes profiles of established artists and designers, dozens of apt quotations, illustrated mind maps, useful exercises, diagrams and resources, and is printed in the latest dyslexic friendly font. The book also includes a detailed business glossary, a full list of professional bodies and free accountancy software available for download. An ideal guide for a wide range of artists and designers, from printmakers and painters to product designers and photographers.

making creativity pay • earning a living • self-employment vs employment • starting
up a business • money management • business planning • building networks •
presentation • self-promotion • funding & sponsorship • intellectual property &
legal issues • negotiation tactics & contracts • records • invoicing • taxes & basic
bookkeeping • future trends • innovation • trading via the internet

This book cuts through the clatter and the jargon of business, giving clear, simple
advice about how to make a success out of your art practice or creative company.
Sir James Dyson

The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers is available through The Mango Lab (call to order) and the following stocklists: Waterestones, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Serpentine Gallery and Amazon.

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