The Creative Blueprint: How to start a business from scratch

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14 Jun 2018

6.30pm to 8.30pm

FREE. Booking is essential. To book your ticket, register on Eventbrite here.


Do you want to find out how to turn your creative ideas into a business or social enterprise? Are you unsure about how you can balance your ambitions with work or study?

Well, we'll show you how to get started and get those innovating ideas off the ground even if you're broke or have limited resources! 

This will be an interactive Q+A session, with Amos Eretusi and Paula Akpan, that will focus on how to set up a business from scratch! We'll share some great efficiency hacks to help you juggle life with your side-hustles and give you some exclusive insights as to what it takes to build a sustainable business. 


Amos Eretusi is a social entrepreneur whose previous experience has led him to work with FUSE ODG on their UK Tour and events supported by ASOS, Southbank Centre, BFI, Models 1 Agency and more! He is passionate about supporting creatives on their journey into the creative industries and is currently pursuing his next business venture: The Kusp, a gateway for the next generation of creative talent. 

Paula Akpan is a founding director of Black Girl Festival, the UK's first arts and & cultural festival celebrating black women and girls. She's the social media editor at gal-dem, an online and print magazine comprised entirely of women of colour. She's also the co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project, an award-winning photography campaign and international workshop programme.


For all accessibility requirements or for more information about the event please contact Lora Ghany at or 07872816806.

**Please note, this event is for current UAL students only.

Careers & Employability help UAL students to make a living doing what they love and strive to support those underrepresented in the creative industries. This event is open to all but we’re particularly interested in welcoming Home (UK) students that are currently studying on an undergraduate course and whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a university degree, or students who come from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.  If this applies to you and you’d like to know what other opportunities are available you can get in touch or sign up to our newsletter here.
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