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5 Ways N17 Creative Callings Can Help You & Your Business


Are you based in the Tottenham CEZ area? Do you have your own business or would like to start one? Then you need to know about the free business support initiative – N17 Creative Callings.

N17 Creative Callings (N17CC) was set up at the end of 2019 to ensure continual development and growth of creative businesses and start-ups in the Tottenham area of north London. Fashion-Enter Ltd and Collage Arts are working as one to deliver hand-holding mentoring support and business advice that aims to make businesses in the area grow and prosper. 

Since the project began we have supported a range of individuals with business planning, further tuition and skills development. Freelance sub editor/content editor, Graham Parker, has expanded his skill set to include a Level 4 qualification in Digital Media. Lauren Morrison has been given business planning and manufacturing advice on her childrenswear brand Mi-Bambino, she was also advised to utilise her trend forecasting skills with a second business; Fashion-File. And Layla Sargent received N17CC support to set up her online network for makers and fashion professionals, The Seam.

What N17 Creative Callings can do for you…

Jenny talking to N17 CC participant Lauren

One-to-one business mentoring

We review your business to date and identify strengths and weaknesses. We discuss future direction, additional learning, business plans and set out achievable goals. We have experienced business mentors with knowledge in several creative sectors.

Financial advice / direction

Budgeting is a big part of running a successful business especially when it’s a small business and costs need to be kept tight. We have financial experts that can advise on all aspects of financial planning.

Additional skills development / tuition

Fashion-Enter Ltd has a fully equipped Fashion Technology Academy & Tailoring Academy that offers a wide range of industry skills. If your business is in another creative area our partner College Arts has a spectrum of skills development and enterprise programmes for artists, musicians, film makers, writers and more.

Product development

We can advise how to turn that initial sketch into a retail ready product. We can cover all the production stages, from raw material to costings, to the legal paperwork required, as well as advise on how to deal with manufacturers and ensure that they are ethical.

Networking – putting you in touch with the right people

Remember the saying – ‘it’s not what you know but who you know!’ It’s always good to network and get your business out there. Both Fashion-Enter Ltd and Collage Arts are involved with industry events and exhibitions.

Visit the N17CC website to find out more about the programme.

If you would like to get involved in this free, supportive programme please contact us at:


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