Is your creative business giving you the life you want?

The quality of your life is largely influenced by the quality of your business. Since you started it, you’ve invested a significant amount of time, money and energy – but has it returned that investment? Do you have quality time to spend with your friends and family? Are you working on creatively fulfilling projects and getting paid what you deserve?

Having worked in the creative industries for more than 10 years, I have seen plenty of people (myself included) build a business and try to fit their life around it, instead of designing the life they want and building a business to support it. This often leads to a poor work-life balance and being overworked and underpaid. Worse yet, it can lead to being well paid but creatively unfulfilled!

In 2015, a series of unexpected events changed my perspective on life and I decided I was no longer going to do boring, meaningless work just to pay the bills. I committed to building a business that I was proud of and that added significant value to the people I worked with.

With the help of some of the worlds most successful coaches and entrepreneurs, I’ve now put everything I have learnt into a framework that I use to help my clients build successful businesses that is both financially rewarding and creatively fulfilling.

In this workshop, I am going to be sharing some of the most powerful concepts and strategies I have in order to give you some real clarity and focus within your business.

By the end of the workshop, you will have the strategies to:

  • Become a vital part of your clients business so you create a consistent stream of work
  • Stand out in an oversaturated and competitive market
  • Find clients you really want to work with and get paid what you ask
  • Do work that brings you fulfilment and doesn’t just pay the bills
  • Step off the income roller coaster

I will also be giving attendees the opportunity to book a free discovery call where you will be able to get specific advice about any challenges you are currently facing and learn about opportunities to attend one of my longer courses.

Who is this event for?

This is event is perfect for established freelancers and small business owners working in the creative industries who want to take their life and business to the next level. You should have at least five years of relevant industry experience.

Who is this event NOT for?

The workshop isn’t for start-up business that don’t have a strong portfolio of work or a strong industry background. This is also not for anyone looking for a magic bullet or get rich quick scheme. These are strategies and frameworks I have spent years developing and testing and I have seen them create amazing results for people, but they require time, effort and ambition.

What other people have said about the workshop: 
“Went to one of Matt Essam’s workshops last night. Invaluable – so many smart, tailored, zero-bull solutions for freelancers trying to find their feet, he gave my chaotic work mind a bit of structure & I came home with lots of golden nuggets.” – Nina Cresswell – (Journalist and Copywriter)

“Mind blown in the best way by Matt Essam last night! If you haven’t attended one of his events, and you’re a freelancer in the creative industry, I really urge you to! I’m already putting into practice some seriously powerful techniques and feeling extremely inspired by my own business. Thank you Matt!” – Emma-Louise Trotter -( Creative consultant)

“Over the past couple of years, Matt has been pivotal in changing the way I both view, and present myself, as a photographer” – Bill Ward (Actor and Photographer)

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