Maker/Creative Business Surgery
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Maker/Creative Business Surgery

Having worked across the creative, cultural and tech sector, many of Erica Wolfe-Murray’s clients have been makers and creators. This business surgery aims to answer those with a business problem they are keen to explore.

Growth, contracts, pricing, IP, marketing - you name it and we’ll try to address it.  With both her creative and financial hats on, she’ll be answering questions and trouble-shooting with the help of the rest of the audience.  A problem shared is a problem we can all sort out!

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Innovation Made Simple : Talk & Workshops
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Innovation Made Simple : Talk & Workshops

Our new innovation workshop - see what you can create in just one session.  Fast-paced, smart but really simple, this workshop aims to help you find innovative product/service ideas and ways of working in your business.  

Erica Wolfe-Murray runs innovation studio, Lola Media, and has developed new ideas and found new revenue streams for countless clients.  Let’s get you stretching your thinking.

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How to Age Bravely
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

How to Age Bravely

When was the last time you sat down to really look at what you wanted to be, to do? With time ticking away so fast, are you really on the track that you want, making the most of who you are and seizing every day?  And what does ageing mean anyway?  

Innovator/business expert and author, Erica Wolfe-Murray is back to repeat one of her most popular talks asking what ageing bravely looks like and how you can really shake it up.

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The Business of Fitness talk and workshop
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Business of Fitness talk and workshop

With the exponential rise of the health & well-being sector in the commercial world, what does it take to develop your own business in this noisy marketplace?

Is there still a place for freelancers, for small studios? And how do you get heard, competing with the bigger players? What does it take to launch your own business and carve out a niche?

Renown innovation/business expert and author Erica Wolfe-Murray and Vicki Anstey, the UK’s leading barre expert and owner of top-ranking barre studio, Barreworks, fresh from her recent appearance on Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins, discuss what it takes to launch and grow a fitness business in the current marketplace. What are the key challenges, opportunities and ways to develop a business to ensure it stays as fit as its customers?

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Barre Summit
May
25
11:30 AM11:30

Barre Summit

  • Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance (map)
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Erica Wolfe-Murray will be speaking at Barreworks’ inaugural Barre Summit, aimed at high achieving fitness professionals from across the barre, yoga, Pilates and ballet industry about ‘The Business of Barre’.

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The Power of New Business with the Design Business Association
Apr
25
1:15 PM13:15

The Power of New Business with the Design Business Association

In the face of a constantly evolving design industry and complex socio-political climate, bringing in top value clients through new business development will make a significant impact on your bottom line.

Planning your new business approach early in the year will ensure your pipeline is full and targets are hit early on. Being aware of the latest developments in the industry and client world will help you maintain and nurture high level relationships and win more new business.

Keep up with changing client needs and buying behaviour with a considered and consistent new business approach. Our panel of industry experts, will share how to define and refine your new business strategy and create powerful new opportunities.

Industry experts include :

Robin Bonn, Founder, Co:definery

Hilary Gallo, Author

Lucy Mann, Director, Gunpowder Consulting

Alex Sibille and Dan Sudron, Co-Founders, The Future Factory

Erica Wolfe-Murray, Founder, Lola Media

Source:: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-power-of-new-business-half-day-seminar-tickets-58362365406

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Being Media
Apr
6
2:30 PM14:30

Being Media

If you're anywhere in the south-west on Saturday 6.4.19, come and join the BeingMedia event at the Being Human warehouse. I'm looking forward to joining other speakers including @Lynnefranks, Pete Lawrence of Campfire Convention and host, Gaynor O'Flynn of @beinghumanltd #BEINGMEDIA. @MagalleriaBath and @Hole_and_Corner will be there too.

Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/being-media-tickets-58350104734

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Growing Creative Companies - Money Matters
Mar
28
12:30 PM12:30

Growing Creative Companies - Money Matters

Whether you are launching a creative start-up or are growing your established business, getting to grips with the money is mission critical. How you charge, how you buy, finding new revenues, building profitability, creating value - you have to spin all of these plates constantly. Having been both a creative head, a financial director and now author of business growth book 'Simple Tips, Smart Ideas', Erica Wolfe-Murray is talking money - tips, ideas and advice aplenty in this lunchtime session. Can you afford to miss it?

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Growth School: Simple Tips, Smart Ideas to help grow your business
Feb
7
12:30 PM12:30

Growth School: Simple Tips, Smart Ideas to help grow your business

Venue TBA (map)

The creative industries are responsible for driving £101 billion worth of value in the economy and unprecedented growth. But little of this revenue seems to filter down to the myriad micro/small businesses and freelancers who make up the bulk of companies within our sector. Often tied to a relentless ‘hamster-on-a-wheel’ service model, they are working harder than ever for little reward.

Determined to break this cycle and to help small ventures grow and develop resilience, Erica Wolfe-Murray is bringing her unique growth toolkit and new ways of working to share with Bristol Media members at a fast-paced working breakfast/evening session. Developing new value models, using a list of over 50 ways of earning revenue as well as helping companies own, harness and better exploit their intellectual assets and IP, she will share some easy-to-implement ideas to help you evolve your business.

With all of this and more featured in her new book, Simple Tips, Smart Ideas to Help Grow Your Business, launching mid January 2019, the simple frameworks, quick tips, and raft of case studies let you open it at any page to find an idea or new model to apply to your business today. And most of them are free to do.  

With over 200 clients in the creative, cultural and tech sector in the past few years alone, she has been both a creative head and FD so works with both perspectives firmly in mind. Clients range from established software developers Softwire to newbie freelancer app Taxo’d, from design studios Re and NB Studio to iconic pattern developers Patternity, from 70s/80s RPG fan fiction archive, Lone Wolf, to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She runs workshops for the Creative Industries Federation, YCN and Not on the High Street.

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Simple Tips, Smart Ideas: Top tips to kick-off your growth plans for 2019
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Simple Tips, Smart Ideas: Top tips to kick-off your growth plans for 2019

Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew (map)

Leading innovation and business growth expert, Erica Wolfe-Murray will be running through some of her top tips and easy-to-implement innovations at this fast-paced talk, all drawn from her new book ‘Simple Tips, Smart Ideas’. Join her to pick up some inventive business growth ideas whether you are a freelancer or have been running your venture for a while. Having worked as both a creative head and financial director, Erica is adept at harnessing both aspects of a company to generate growth. For Soho House members only.

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TYPO Berlin
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

TYPO Berlin

TYPO Conference (map)

Trigger a Revolution: Let's Seize Control

We're delighted to be speaking at TYPO in Berlin.

Unexpected revolutionaries, Erica Wolfe-Murray and Alex Mecklenburg fly below the radar. Yet both are deeply committed to challenging how creative companies ‘do’ business.

With extensive industry experience, their bold approach to creative commercialisation tackles industry fears head on.

They range freely from the big picture down to the smallest detail. Embedding creativity across an organisation’s total operation, whilst applying the same imaginative zeal to contracts, IP, intellectual assets, revenue models, ways of trading targeting them all in their determination to see creativity fairly and properly rewarded.

Inventive, direct, happy to overturn all the norms as to how creative companies can both grow and develop better resilience – their stories will inspire, raise questions and challenge you to launch your own commercial revolution.

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