Get Creative

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Welcome to SBEC’s new webpage specifically designed for business owners within the creative sector.  In order to compete for talent in the regional and international labour market, Brampton can improve its competitive advantage through healthier and more vibrant cultural and creative industries.  A strong creative sector helps to drive productivity and economic growth through knowledge based activities (R&D; commercialization of ideas.)  A vibrant arts and culture scene creates a unique destination.
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Brampton City Council is committed with a five-year economic development plan to pursue and promote the development of a creative economy in the city. Areas of focus include cultivating entrepreneurship.
 This page is under construction in 2013; please check back regularly for additional resources for both Arts & Culture ventures and Knowledge-Based ventures, or contact us at: bec@brampton.ca
 
 
Ecommerce Sites for Artists:
Etsy - Etsy is a social commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies
 
Art Fox - ArtFox is an online platform allowing professionals, groups and companies to expand their opportunities in the art industry.
 
Art Fire - ArtFire is an interactive online community designed to bring together buyers and sellers of artistic goods
 
Big Cartel - Big Cartel is a simple shopping cart for clothing and tee designers, bands, record labels, jewellery makers, crafters, and other artists.
 
Storenvy - Storenvy is a social marketplace for indie shoppers and sellers.  It allows sellers of artistic goods to set up fully customizable online store, with a feature-rich store admin panel, and is completely FREE.
 
Creative venture sample business plans available free online at:
1.       Search online resources
2.       Business
3.       Business Plans Handbook
4.       You will be prompted to enter your 14-digit library card ID; then click on Proceed
5.       You will now be logged into the Gale Virtual Reference Library
6.       Scroll down to the business section, and click on Business Plans Handbook         
7.       Use the search tool within the Business Plans Handbook Series to search by keyword, i.e. “consulting” “graphic art” “renovation” “jewellery”