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CREATIVE
VALUE
INCUBATOR

The 8 week program for brand-led designers and creative challengers that gives you confidence, clients, creative space and cashflow so you love and stay in love with your business

THE CREATIVE
VALUE INCUBATOR

The 8 week program for brand-led designers and creative challengers that gives you confidence, clients, creative space and cashflow so you love and stay in love with your business.

Well hello there!

The Creative Value Incubator is a brand new program to support graphic & web designers and brand-led creatives to grow and thrive

The Creative
Value Incubator is a brand new program to support graphic & web designers and brand-led creatives to grow and thrive

Over 8 weeks, we’ll work on the fundamentals for creative business success which I’ve learned and practiced during my 20+ years in the industry.

Let’s imagine for a second…

You’re working with clients who love and value your work

You’re making money rather than working all the hours and wondering where it all went

You’re not reliant on creative agencies who want creativity on tap and give you the dud briefs

You manage your time rather than feeling pressured by the dreaded timesheet!

You feel confident quoting for projects and communicating your value

Client service feels organised and easy not like a creativity drain

You feel in charge of the creative process, not that the project or client is dictating to you

Not quite how things are shaping up?

Here’s the thing

Creative is a talent you have, business is a skill you can learn

I’m not here to teach you to be creative. We’re always learning, but I’m assuming that’s something you are all over.

For many creatives, it’s the business skills that are elusive. Going out on your own as a creative can be scary. But when you’re bright-eyed and bushy tailed, it’s also an amazing prospect… freedom to manage your own time, pick your own projects and honour your creativity.

But many creatives soon realise it’s not quite as easy as falling off a log. After all, no one’s teaching you how to price your work, manage difficult clients, run a studio or pay yourself properly in Design School – or was I off that day?

There are plenty of courses out there to build your email list, nail your socials or DIY your website, but it’s all tactics. Those things might bring the work, but they won’t help you when you’re working all the hours, managing stroppy clients, have nothing to show for your efforts and feel no one values your creativity like you do.

Brand Coaching Program
Brand Coaching Program

We’re in this together

The Creative Value Incubator is for freelancers ready to go it alone and designers and brand-led creatives who want to go from surviving to thriving.

This program will give you resources, insights and strategies to develop a brilliant business-side to match your clever creative-side.

The program is taught by me, Bec Hughes. I’m a strategy, design, and business development leader who went from agency-land to running my own successful brand and design consultancy.

In our 8 weeks together, we’ll step through my Creative Growth Wireframe which is specifically tailored to the challenges and opportunities for designers and brand-led creatives in business.

What I want is to see other creatives succeed. Feel valued. Feel in control of their time, work and money. Feel that this business-thing was a good idea after all. And they wouldn’t want to be doing anything else but their own thing.

What’s that?

Is this right for you?

The Creative Value incubator is for brand-led designers and creatives who want to get serious about growing their business with integrity and intention…

But reality looks like:

 You’re caught up working in your business and never get the opportunity to invest or work on your business

 Your clients are walking all over you and don’t value your creative work

 You always over-invest and don’t get paid for it, meaning profit is just pie-in-the-sky

 You’re starting to lose your creative mojo because of the daily grind

 You’re over #freelancerlife and want to take charge of your own time, money and work

 It feels like other designers in your industry have their sh*t together but you don’t

 You’re starting to wonder if it would just be better to get a full-time job than go it alone

 You never charge enough and end up feeling ripped off at the end of a project

 Clients are being demanding and unreasonable and you’re tired of the conflict

 Your inbox is overflowing with unread emails and invoices aren’t up to date because you hate doing the admin

In the Creative Value Incubator you will learn…

 Mindset: How to manage your headspace to deal with creative fatigue, difficult clients and difficult conversations so you’re ready to take the rough with the smooth

 Magnetism: Develop your message, service offer and marketing tools to create a business and personal brand that connects with your perfect people so you attract the creative work and clients you love

 Magic in the Method: Learn to sell your strategy and get paid for your process to amplify the value and impact of your work

 Manage & Maintain: Craft a dreamy client service experience from beginning to end so clients keep coming back for more and tell anyone who’ll listen about you

 Money: Become a financial whizz, from quoting with confidence to managing your cashflow and making sure you get a regular pay-day

 Mechanics: No agency survived on a wing and a prayer. They have solid internal processes that ensure everything gets done and no-one falls over. Everyone’s happy!

 Momentum: Build your profile as the in-demand creative you want to be – no more creative project feast or famine

Business Coach for Creatives

Are you ready to become the creative & business billie whizz you’ve been dreaming about?

Are you ready

to become the creative & business billie whizz you’ve been dreaming about

This is where you’ll find structured, practical, actionable support for your creative business from someone who’s been there… right there is your shoes.

 8 week program of structured, focused content specific to business growth in the brand-led creative industry

 Weekly live sessions to take you through the content for the week ahead and ensure you get the most from it

 Weekly 60 minute Q&A to keep you crystal clear and on track

 Downloadable resources, videos and workbooks to support each of the content modules

 Closed Facebook group so you can connect and share your thoughts and questions with me and other like-minded creatives

 A regroup and implementation week with no additional content so you can reflect and put things into practice

 12 months access including all new content and updates

Business Coach for Creatives

What’s on the inside…

Week 1 – Reboot

In this first module we’ll take a moment to breathe and have a wide angle, helicopter view of your business. This will help you understand what really needs focus and to set goals that reflect what you want.

>> Pinpoint key areas for growth

>> Clarify your personal and business priorities

>> Create an aligned vision and goal setting

Bec Hughes Creative Business Coach

Week 2 – Self

In week 2 we’re going to set you up with the foundations for a strong self-belief and mindset to take your business forward. So much of business success is actually what you think and believe.

>> Tackling thought gremlins such as comparisonitis and imposter syndrome

>> Balance your creative and business time, and preventing creative burn-out

>> Managing difficult client situations and conversations

>> Setting and sticking to your non-negotiables and boundaries

Week 3 – Strategy

In week 3 we’ll focus on the strategic spring board for your creative business. You’ve invested so much in building brands for your clients and now we’ll dedicate time and rigour to building your own unique and magnetic creative brand.

>> Define who you’re for and your special sauce so you 100% play to your strengths

>> Build strong strategic brand foundations with my Brand Compass Strategy framework

>> Develop your magnetic personal brand so you can confidently connect with your perfect people

>> Give shape to your message, tone of voice and creative perspective so you can develop content with purpose

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Week 4 – Solutions

In week 4 we get into one of the areas I’m most passionate about and believe is pivotal for elevating your value as a creative in business. We will develop your unique creative approach and give you the tools to package and share that In a way that raises your confidence, conviction and perception as a high value creative.

>> Define your creative approach and package your strategic offer

>> Work on your consultant mindset so you develop conviction and confidence as a creative leader

>> Price your creative solutions for profit

>> Create assets that are crystal clear when communicating your value

Week 5 – Regroup

We’ve tackled a lot so far. This week will give you the opportunity to regroup, and reflect on what you’ve achieved so far. You will have space to fine-tune and revisit some of the areas you’d like to spend more time on. This is about getting you results so I’m not interested in rushing you.

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Week 6 – Studio

In week 6 we will set you up with the processes and systems so your studio runs like a well-oiled machine. A well run studio is the fuel for every other part of your creative business. It will keep you sane, give you creative space to create your best work, give your clients a great experience and ensure you manage your money well. 

>> Maximising your creative time and adopting effective productivity practices

>> Transparent processes and clarity to control scope and manage your profit 

>> Seamless workflow and project management tools

>> Best practice tools and systems to manage your financials

Week 7 – Service

Clients are often won on creativity, but they stay and recommend you based on service and experience. In week 7 you’ll learn how to become a client service gun so you can fill the role of trusted advisor and learn to lead the client rather than them leading you.

>> Client management principles 101

>> Managing difficult client conversations and getting the best project outcomes

>> Create a memorable client experience

>> Put in place the tools and systems for an effective, transformative and profitable creative process

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Week 8 – Scale

In week 8 you will start to build growth momentum in your business with the tools and action plan to raise your profile and create strong connections with the right people. This is where you will step up as a creative leader and be seen for the value creator you are.

>> Developing an aligned marketing plan and creating your marketing calendar

>> Essential marketing tools to elevate and expand your impact

>> Build a lead generation funnel to create a steady flow of pre-qualified clients

>> The 9 R’s for building momentum in your creative business

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