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MADE in South Bristol: Exploring Creative Enterprise

Kick-start a creative business with MADE in South Bristol.

MADE in South Bristol: Exploring Creative Enterprise offers a crash course in starting a business, with your creative ideas at the centre. The 12-hour programme guides participants through the design/ideas process, the basics of business, and physically prototyping ideas. By the end of the programme, you will have an understanding of how you can create a business from your idea, and the confidence to develop further.

This course is tailored for individuals who are interested in starting a creative business or want to explore enterprise in a supported space. Perfectly suited to newcomers and those with different levels of expertise and knowledge.

*This programme is not suitable for existing creative businesses or registered sole traders. Please see our page on MADE in South Bristol: Business Support *

MADE in South Bristol: Exploring Creative Enterprise is FREE to take part in and open to people aged 18+ living in South Bristol.

What’s the experience like?

David took part in the first round of Exploring Creative Enterprise workshops in 2020.  He said, “[MADE in South Bristol] was great because you got to mix with other people online, who are similar to you, who are all interested in learning […] MADE was a positive experience right from the word go, it was pitched just right for me and I enjoyed it.” Read David’s story here.

The programme

Exploring Creative Enterprise is a 12 hour course spilt over 3 days, all of which provide a balanced experience, support participants to let their idea shape a potential business, and encourage peer to peer learning.

What is in the course?

We have designed five key activities to give you an overall picture of enterprise and, most importantly, help you reflect on how an enterprise could work for you. The course covers and introduces:

  • Ideas and Values
  • Design and Prototyping
  • Identifying Customers and Markets
  • Money matters (the need to know costs)
  • Goal Setting

The course starts with a virtual kick off session where you will meet your course peers, facilitators and be introduced to the programme and the Factory.  Previous versions of the course have been delivered online using Zoom and Miro (and online whiteboard tool). Future sessions are planned for in person and online delivery.

When is it taking place?

The next round of MADE in South Bristol: Exploring Creative Enterprise will take place in March 2022. 

Want to get involved?

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest, please contact Creative Enterprise Project Manager Ties Benguedda at to arrange an informal chat.


MADE in South Bristol is delivered by KWMC The Factory as part of South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES), which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and West of England Combined Authority Investment Fund. SBES is delivered in partnership by Bristol City Council, YTKO, School for Social Entrepreneurs, The Prince’s Trust and KWMC The Factory.

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