Accelerate your Creative Business

January 14, 2020 by Perthshire Creates

Whatever your creative business vision is for 2020, join a growing community of creatives who have benefitted from The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Creative Accelerator

What is it?

The Famous Grouse Ideas Centre Creative Accelerator is a 12-week programme that will give you the tools to develop your business, and more importantly the confidence to push forward with your ambitions for your creative practice and business.

Where is it?

Based in the Creative Exchange, Perth’s new WASPS studios, the course covers topics like business modelling, storytelling for business, crowdfunding, finances, pricing strategies, personal wellbeing, sales, design led thinking, digital marketing, customer profiling, and branding.


The Creative Accelerator will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30-4.30 for 12 weeks from 2 March until the 27 May, with a one week break in the middle.

Who’s it for?

Anyone looking to develop a creative business of any size. Previous cohorts have included jewellers, photographers, illustrators, game developers, fine artists, knitwear designers, stage fighting specialists, videographers, digital marketers and more. We understand the creative mindset and tailor the business advice and language we use to really help our creatives navigate their way through what can sometimes seem to be the alien world of business.

What is it like?

We get incredible feedback from our Founders who have been through the course. Here’s a wee taster of what people have said.

Thank you so much. Being part of this programme was such an amazing experience and it had a profound impact on myself and my business. – Jessica, Yogido

Being part of the Accelerator Programme has been incredible for me personally and professionally, I have been challenged to think and act outside of my comfort zone but not in a horrifying way but with very safe navigation from brilliant leaders.  I can’t recommend this course enough, yes it is full on, but it is so worth it and will literally accelerate you into a position of success! – Nathan, VIM Media

I’ve learnt so much and so grateful to have met all these inspiring people. I know for a fact I wouldn’t have done half the things I have over the last 4 months if I wasn’t on this course. This journey has allowed me to build on my skills, believe in myself and continue to set those ambitions sky high. –  Jolene, JAG Knitwear

How do I apply?

Whatever your vision is for your creative business, find out if the Accelerator Programme is for you and get in touch with course manager Lynne on, or call her on 07787 518392 to chat about the programme.  The Accelerator Programme is run by Elevator UK.