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Artscape Launchpad’s Creative Business Design Workshop

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$55 – $99

A one-day instructor-led workshop to help start or grow your creative business

  • Have an idea for a business fuelled by your creativity?
  • Want to generate some income from a creative project?
  • Need to grow an existing creative business or organization?

The Creative Business Design Workshop will give you a quick yet comprehensive understanding of how to turn your creative ideas into a business worth building.

Using the one page Creative Business Model Canvas—a lean and flexible business modeling tool created specifically for creative start-ups—you’ll learn the core concepts of sound business design.

Who is this workshop for?

As always, Artscape Launchpad programs are specifically tailored for professionals who drive the creative and cultural sectors.This includes artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, musicians, craftspeople and peformers of all kinds.

This workshop will benefit any creative professional seeking to learn the fundamentals of business design, test a new business idea, or expand an existing business.

You’ll walk away knowing how to:

  • Design a business supported by loyal and enthusiastic customers;
  • Validate your idea before spending time, money and energy developing something that may not generate revenue;
  • Identify and prioritize income-generating actions and goals;
  • Connect with other creative entrepreneurs to build a supportive community that takes your goals seriously.

Dates & Locations:

Saturday, March 18, 2017: This session will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation–Regent Park, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E, Toronto

Earlybird rate: $59 +HST (Book by February 19)
Regular rate: $99 +HST

Light refreshments will be provided.


Participants of this workshop who wish to pursue their business ideas further, will be eligible to receive 20% off their registration for Artscape Launchpad’s more comprehensive Creative Entrepreneurship Program.


Steven Karpenko is an educator, coach, and advisor to businesses of all sizes in the areas of management performance and leadership. Steven was a Coach and business mentor for six years at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), working with hundreds of companies across Canada. In his ten years as a Senior Instructor at Bishop’s University, Steven was a national award-winning lecturer in entrepreneurship and management. He is the author of the eBook, “From Gloom to Zoom, Regaining Control of Your Business and Building a Winning Life.” (published 2015). Steven’s latest business venture is Athlete Next, a life coaching program to support elite athletes and performers in transition. He is also Founder of My Road Workout, providing health and nutrition advice to people with busy lifestyles.


March 18, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$55 – $99
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CSI Regent Park
585 Dundas St. East
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7 Canada


416-238-2453 X103
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