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Comprehensive guides to business start-up and enterprise skills for artists and designers.


Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers

New Second Edition
By Alison Branagan
With Illustrations by Tim Bradford
ISBN: 9781350153899 Reprinted 2019
Bloomsbury Academic

The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers

This second edition, (slightly updated) version of the best-selling, comprehensive handbook The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers will appeal to a wide range of artists, makers, designers, and photographers looking to set up and establish an arts practice or design business within the visual arts and creative industries. With fully revised content, three new chapters, and profiles of contemporary artists and designers from around the world, this guide leads the reader through the most important aspects of setting up and growing a profitable enterprise. Providing the vital knowledge and tools to develop a vision and achieve business growth, topics include: – Building networks and successful negotiation tactics – Promoting an engaging social media presence – Business planning and money management – Overview of legal, tax and intellectual property issues – Setting up a website and trading online – Exploiting innovation and future trends As well as specially tailored enterprise exercises and useful diagrams, this latest edition features apt quotations and indispensable resources including an extensive glossary and a list of key professional bodies and organisations based in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and South America. This handbook is printed in a dyslexic-friendly font and includes new illustrated mind maps and colour pictures throughout.

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Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2020

Text & ISBN 978-1472947512
Bloomsbury Yearbooks; 113 edition
Editors Alysoun Owen and Eden Phillips Harrington

Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this Yearbook is the essential resource on how to get published.

It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines. Alison Branagan is a contributor to the Writers and Artists Yearbooks since 2018 ‘How to Make A Living: Money Matters’.

Making Sense of Business

By Alison Branagan
With Illustrations by Tim Bradford

ISBN: 9780749454869
Kogan Page Ltd

Making Sense of Business: A No-nonsense Guide to Business Skills for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Making Sense of Business is a practical enterprise skills book, with useful content for visual artists and creative professionals. Topics Include how to focus, networking, making sales, presentation, negotiation, time management, and creative thinking, amongst many. As well as apt quotations, the book contained many useful exercises, and mind maps illustrated by Tim Bradford. With a foreword by Sir James Dyson.

For more information please visit Kogan Page UK, Kogan Page USA, Amazon UK or Amazon USA. Making Sense of Business is also available as an eBook on Kobo.

A Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers

By Alison Branagan
With Illustrations by Tim Bradford
ISBN: 978-1-4081-2992-0
Kogan Page Ltd

The Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers: 100 Things You Need to Know

A Pocket Business Book for Artists and Designers contains concise answers to 100 questions any arts graduate, or self-employed artist, designer or creative professional would like to know the answers to. Topics include self-promotion and key business, legal and money queries. This guide is printed in the latest dyslexic friendly font – FS me on pale cream paper, with a foreword by Sir James Dyson.

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Stockists include Bloomsbury, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Serpentine Gallery, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Foyles and Waterstones, also available as an e-book from Kindle, Google Books and Kobo.

“A Pocket Business Guide for Artists & Designers’ is a crackingly good book” – Art Business Today

Opportunity Centred Entrepreneurship

By David Rae
Contribution Alison Branagan Pages 163-165
Design Essentials for new Businesses
ISBN 978-0-230-27518-8

Opportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship connects theory and practice in a whole new way. Other entrepreneurship texts are primarily research and theory oriented, and simply tack on real-world examples, while this book offers a stronger practical approach. It focuses on learning for, rather than about enterprise.

For more information on this book or to purchase a, eBook version please visit Palgrave.

Making Sense of Business – Korean Translation

By Alison Branagan
Kogan Page Ltd

New Korean translation and reprinted with a new title in 2012 ‘Management Handbook for the Successful Leader’.