Business Fundamentals for Creative Brains
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Business Fundamentals for Creative Brains


When: Tuesday, Sept. 26
6:30 PM
Where: 2525 Colorado Ave # 100
Santa Monica, California  90404
United States
Contact: Event Coordinator
310-876-0650 x226

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“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” –Andy Warhol

This is a creative industry. And “business” is boring, right? It often feels like creative people are supposed to reject learning about this stuff as a matter of principle. But the most successful people in our industry are actually the ones who can see business through creative eyes. This class is designed to help creative brains get excited, passionate and clear about the business side of what we do, which is a must for anyone looking for a long and successful career in the industry.

Who should attend this class?
Basically, anyone who finds “business” off-putting, but needs to better understand it. “Creative brains” from any discipline are welcome. Creative, Account Management, Strategy, and Media. Especially useful for creatives who aspire to senior roles (or are in senior roles) and really ought to know this stuff better.

Class Benefits

  • Learn business concepts in a clear way that isn’t dry and boring and generally soul-crushing.
  • Get as excited about business as you do about creativity. (Or at least a little bit more excited.)
  • Be better at “speaking client” and selling better work.
  • Insights to create smarter, more effective ideas.
  • Confidence to be a more active and relevant participant in important discussions.
  • Become a stronger agency creative leader or future leader.
  • Better position yourself for promotions.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand basic business fundamentals to help guide smarter work for your clients.
  • Understand how agencies make money and how to make more.
  • Understanding key business language (not buzzwords)
  • Actually kind of enjoy this “business” stuff


Tim Leake (bio)
SVP/Chief Marketing Officer

Greg Smith, C.P.A. (bio)




6:30 PM | Registration, Light Dinner, and Networking 
7:00 PM | Class begins
9:00 PM | Class concludes 


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