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If you are making a living selling creative products and services, we are here to assist. We work with a wide range of individuals, whether you are a sole business owner, employ others, or are employed.

The CDI aims to help you build on your strengths, and gives you support in areas where you need it. We assist you to grow into a confident and successful creative, continually developing your business, your income and your impact in the marketplace.


Our approach is person-centered and aims to meet the individual needs of creative business people who are motivated to make money from their products and services. There is no set starting point in your journey with the CDI, except for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. Once you’ve decided that you would like to access our support services, you need to register with the CDI.


Register with the CDI to receive relevant updates and details. You can also attend our Getting To Know You workshop which will serve as the ideal starting point for your journey with us.


If you are running your own business you know first hand how challenging it can be. You need to develop your branding and customer relationships, grow and manage the quality and range of your offering, as well as manage staff, invoicing, cash flow and day-to-day administrative tasks.

Running a business is about so much more than just making and selling a product or service. The wheel below shows that this is just one of the eight elements that a business needs to thrive. As a creative individual you are the driving force behind your business and each element. In each segment rate yourself and your business from one to ten, with ten meaning you are strong in this area, and one meaning this area needs more attention. Each area is equally important and all are interrelated. Assessing your strengths and limitations in each of these areas is a first step in taking charge of your business growth and identifying your support needs.

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