East Africa’s creative industries can contribute massively to their economies and promote freedom of expression if given a little push in the right direction.
A lot of creatives end up in strife because there is no clear path to follow when it comes to running businesses that are new to an economy that has been largely dependent on the formal professions and careers.
An extensive under study of our tribe members (MoTIV Community) has enlightened us on the need to provide resources that will stimulate business growth, diversify support to creatives and create a major shift in how Creative and Cultural Industry Businesses (CCIBs) are run.
We are availing our community of creatives with top notch training and a practical pathway to start and scale their businesses sustainably.
The Creative Business Academy (CBA) seeks to skill owners of creative businesses and initiatives with the aim of building capacity within the Creative and Cultural industries.
This program is an initiative of MoTIV Uganda which aims to create 300,000 jobs within Uganda’s Creative Sector, supported by the Mastercard Foundation under their Young Africa Works strategy to ensure 30 million young people in Africa, particularly young women, secure dignified and fulfilling work.
Through a series of short courses and masterclasses on offer, creative entrepreneurs who go through the Creative Business Academy will be able to directly apply their learnings in order to escalate community building and attract financing with the goal of building the creative and cultural ecosystem.
The programs on offer are in direct response to the needs of the members within our community.
Creatives who want solutions to the following questions
1. So I have a gift/talent/interest/ idea, how do I get started ?
2. Now that I have started, what next?
3. Should I register my business? Why? How?
4. How do I identify and retain clients for my business?
5. How do I handle booking and filing tax returns?
6. How do I establish that I am making profit?
7. How do I price my products?
8. How do I handle digital marketing?
9. How can I source funding for my business?
Source * https://cba.motiv.africa/