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Lift Your Game - business workshop for digital games studios

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Ballarat Tech School

136 Albert Street

Ballarat Central, VIC 3350

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A full day business workshop for digital games development studios and practitioners, sponsored by StartUp Ballarat and Creative Ballarat.

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Sponsored by City of Ballarat's StartUp Ballarat and Creative Ballarat programs, this interactive workshop is designed for early career practitioners who would benefit from improving their business skills in order to set themselves up for success as founders or employees in a digital games development studio. It will be delivered by Blue Raven Coaching.

About Blue Raven Coaching:

One of the extraordinary things about people who create games is that they straddle both the creative and technical arenas to produce something that captures the imaginations of players who frequently have no idea how it was done, yet love the outcome, the experience they have, when they play. This is what brought Wendy Young, the director of Blue Raven Coaching, into the game industry. Wendy doesn’t create games. She helps the people who do to create successful studios, successful businesses, enabling them to continue doing what they love to do.

With a background that includes business analyst, certified scrum master, and business coach, plus a Bachelor of Computing (UTas) and a long-ago Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) from Macquarie University, Wendy brings a unique perspective to the game industry.

About the workshop:

This is an interactive workshop with content and implementation interwoven throughout the day. The intention is for participants to leave with a solid plan and the next steps for implementing it.

In this workshop we will explore:

• What you want from your studio and why.

• What “being in business” means, and how to make the transition from being a technical/creative expert to being a successful business owner.

• The parts of a business: What you need to focus on now, and what you can put a pin in for later.

• Business terms you need to understand and how they relate to your studio

• Systems, governance and regulations you need to consider, including when and where to get professional advice.

• Market research and understanding your customers.

• Generating, managing and maintaining revenue

• Identifying and managing risk.

• Quality Assurance and best practice

• Habits to help you succeed in business.

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