Funding for your creative business?

I often wonder why more creative entrepreneurs don’t go after outside funding to capitalize their business.

Is it because you have to write a business plan and you just don’t know how? Or because you have to “pitch” it to investors and so many creatives don’t like to “brag?”

If you’re in or around New York on September 10, check out this micro-conference hosted by the DIY Business Association:

Get Funding ASAP! (Or Maybe Not Just Yet)

Do you need money to jumpstart your business, hire employees and independent contractors, rent work space, or take things up a notch? Save hours (or even months) of research for business funding options with expert advice and insights about a variety of funding options. With so many routes to take, how do you know which one (and at which point) is best for you?

Successful entrepreneurs (including those who distribute funds to other entrepreneurs) share their stories and the pros and cons of small-business loans, credit cards, venture-capitalist funding, day jobs, slow growth, donations, etc. (Cocktails and a networking DIYTogether Incubator Group are included in the ticket price.)


Sounds great, doesn’t it?

I’ll be there and hope to see you there. More details here.

2 thoughts on “Funding for your creative business?

  1. Ken Dyier

    Any chance of that or something like it coming up to New England?
    I live in Central MA. For folks who don’t live here, the thought that there might be territory west of Boston is incomprehensible. But there is an inhabited space beyond “The Hub” and there are creatives here that could use that kind of specific attention.

  2. Ilise Benun Post author

    Ken, I’ll pass it along that you are interested in that topic in NE, but in case you don’t know, next year’s Creative Freelancer Conference will be held in Boston, June 21-22, 2012. So save those dates and hope to see you there!