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Why your small business must invest in cyber security

You'd be forgiven for thinking that, since the internet has been around for such a long time and is used for everything including (and perhaps especially) business, that it's safe to use. And maybe this is why some business owners don’t invest...

Posted by: Creativepool Reporter
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Workshop

How your small business can grow with the help of iPhone apps?

When you’re running a small business on your own then you need all the help you can get. The powerful apps discussed here will help take your organizational and management skills to the next level. Calendar apps for better self-management and...

Posted by: Martha Jameson
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Workshop

Small or large business? Where to start your creative career

Starting your career can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Many graduates have their hearts set on making their name in a global company, with Google, Facebook and Apple all ranking in the top companies that young professionals want to...

Posted by: Forward Role Recruitment
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Workshop

How healthy are your freelance business finances?

Working as a freelancer in the creative industry is highly rewarding, but it can also be a daunting process to keep on top of your finances being out on your own. There’s lots to think about including whether the rules of operating as a sole...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

From freelancing to owning a business and beyond - #MemberSpotlight

In one way or another, freelance designer and creative Hiten Thaker has been in the creative industry for the best part of 20 years. A highly focused and entrepreneurial professional, Hiten has worked for a plethora of high-profile clients and you...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Nick Lawton on running a family business

Low-skill roles can teach you a lot and leave you with tons of insights. One key takeout is definitely how to hate low-skill roles with a passion. Nick Lawton was lucky enough to do some cold-calling in London some time after uni, and that made him...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Pleasure in Small Things with Dmitry Pushkarev

Dmitry's story is one of jaw-drops, twists, turns and dreams. Born a soldier, grown a policeman, turned carpenter and then 3D modeller, we are fascinated by the range of experiences Dmitry has lived in his life and we are impatient to share them with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

3 in 4 small businesses will be forced to shut down by September

Being one of the world's largest creative communities, Creativepool is in a unique position to understand how the creative industry is struggling in self-isolation for the Coronavirus lockdown. We had the power to make a difference by asking about...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

How writing can help you grow your business and shape your world

Every brand needs a strategy. Without one, you have no clear path from where you are to where you want to be. It’s easy to waste time, and hard to make decisions, because everyone has a slightly different idea of what success looks like....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Top 3 new business tips for agencies

"Don't shoot where it is, son. Shoot where it's going to be." - Gangster Squad Many people who own agencies or small businesses are fully conversant with the product or service they offer, which is great and to be expected. The problem is that just...

Posted by: David Alexander
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5 ways to go green and save your business money

Transforming a business into a more environmentally sound operation is becoming a prevalent trend across all industries today. Embracing sustainable, renewable energy sources is crucial in helping our planet in the fight against disastrous climate...

Posted by: Elena Willson
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Workshop

From Freelancer to Business Owner: How do you get there?

We’ve advised and helped many candidates make the switch from a permanent position to freelance when the right thing has come along and vice versa. We’ve previously shared some first hand advice for both, the switch from freelance to...

Posted by: ADLIB
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Leaders

Crossing Borders: How business stumbled over design

We live in the age of design. We've seen Accenture buy design firm Fjord, making the international consulting firm the latest member of the club of multifaceted companies that are integrating studios. Accenture isn't doing its design savvy moves...

Posted by: Harry Elonen
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Leaders

Slack make a big difference with a small change

On August 25th, the corporate group messaging site 'Slack' unveiled a new way for developers to connect to their service: the 'Add to Slack' button. It was the culmination of a great deal of work, but it was a seemingly small detail that proved to be...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Leaders

Business Roundup

BBH - Tesco In yet another big move under new CEO Dave Lewis, Tesco has replaced Wieden + Kennedy as its advertising agency of record with BBH. The appointment, which is worth £110 million, means that BBH will be severing ties with rival...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

The top ten business card designs

From the most intricate folding cardboard and metal cards to contact details printed on balloons, the humble business card has developed into an art form in itself. With different cards out there trying to stand out and grab your attention more so...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

When busking meets big business

In the eighties and nineties I lived in London and throughout that time, London Underground put buskers on a par with the small, grey, dusty mice running between the rails. That is, vermin ripe for extermination. Okay, maybe not extermination, but...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Leaders

Jake Barrow on greatness from small beginnings

COVID-19 has pulled everybody's focus out of balance. But the drive of Jake Barrow is unfaltering, which shows how great of a leader he is to his team. 'Sic parvis magna,' as it appeared in a popular video game series. Jake was born in a small...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Emma Sexton on running your business in COVID times

Who would have thought, one year ago, that success in 2020 would be measured by the capacity to survive a pandemic? We know Emma Sexton as the CEO and founder of creative agency MYWW, founder of the Inside Out Awards, creative expert in residence at...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: The big, small, tiny and tall films of Chris Light

From directing skeleton crews in the middle of Sierra Leone's jungles to creating abstract visuals for fashion shows, over the last decade Chris Light has spent making films, he’s had a lot of fun. As part of the film production company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Designing for small spaces - Facing the challenge

When I was young, my uncle gave me his stamp collection. I was instantly captivated by all these beautiful miniature artworks from across the world. I would spend hours poring over them, organising and reorganising them, by colour, or by countries...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Why grad teams should think twice about joining a small agency

Think Small. One of the greatest ad campaigns ever created. But forget cars, I’m talking about small agencies. I know what I would be thinking as a shiny new ad grad reading this, but hear me out fledgeling creatives. When you embark on your...

Posted by: Rickie Marsden
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Leaders

Why flexible working is good for creative business

Letting creativity reign in the workplace is key to establishing an engaged and innovative workforce, and it’s an even more important behaviour that needs to thrive in the creative industry. The challenge for companies is to figure out how they...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Get Unlikely Business Lessons from Mailchimp

Email marketing platform Mailchimp has launched a new original video series charting the success and failures of three very different entrepreneurs. Introduced through the company’s new business entertainment platform Mailchimp Presents and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why your business should invest in influencer marketing

With many businesses still reluctant to invest in influencer marketing, dispelling the misconceptions is the first step to unlocking its full potential. A recent study reported that 80% of marketers plan to continue or increase their influencer...

Posted by: Aaron Brooks
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Workshop

Why winning new business is difficult, misunderstood and vital

It may surprise some of you to learn that the job of creating new business opportunities within an agency, or any company for that matter, is the most difficult, misunderstood and vital. Here are three reasons why. Winning new business is...

Posted by: David Alexander
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Leaders

Advertising is not a craft, it's a business - Sir Martin Sorrell

The former founder of agency network WPP has hit out at creatives in the advertising industry by suggesting that too many are living in the past. Sir Martin Sorrell spent 33 years building WPP into a global powerhouse with the network welcoming the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Finance Sector New Business Wins

Taking the lead in providing production services for the financial services industry With three fantastic new business wins adding to our already strong roster of finance sector clients such as JP Morgan Asset Management, M&G Investments, Investec,...

Posted by: LEAP
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Features

Think Big, Go Small: Why influencer marketing isn't about reach

Despite what many marketers and PR agencies still believe, influencer marketing is not a popularity contest. Whilst it’s clear that the use of influencer campaigns continues to rise, with 87% of marketers using them in their strategies, there is...

Posted by: VAMP
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Leaders

How our office disco loo boosted business performance

A view from Mike Cullis... I’m a big believer that a workplace should both reflect and inspire the spirit of a business because it has such a fundamental impact on teams of people, quality of work and, ultimately, success and profitability. Soul...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications

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