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The Creative Entrepreneur: Learn by Doing Series

The Creative Entrepreneur: Learn by Doing Series is a step-by-step hands-on classes that will teach creative individuals earn extra money doing something they are passionate about, using the skills they already have.

Participants may choose to enroll in the entire series or attend any topic separately.

Finding The Business That’s Right For You

Course Details


More and more people want to start their own business and are asking: “What is the best business idea to start?” Anyone can come up with a good idea, but a profitable idea entails a different kind of thinking. A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of yourself and the opportunities available to turn that vision into reality.

Finding The Business That’s Right For You the first course in The Creative Entrepreneur Series, is a 1-day “no biz jargon” step-by-step workshop that will guide you through a process of finding the profitable business that’s right for you.

Topics Include:
  • Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Setting Your Vision
  • Discovering Your Super Powers
  • Recognizing Opportunities
  • Generating Business Ideas
  • Defining Your Product or Service
  • Validating Your Business Idea
  • Creating Your Business Model
Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone who wants to turn their creativite skills into a side business idea that people are willing to pay for.

  • An employee who want to retire from the corporate world or just earn extra income from a side job;
  • A homemaker who want to start a home-based business;
  • A creative with no business background who want to turn their skills into a profitable business
Start A Side Business: Doing Something You Love

Course Details


Many creatives are natural born entrepreneurs but lack the business savvy to make it profitable or scale it up.

Build a business around your lifestyle. Whether you have a product or a service idea, you will learn the entrepreneurial mindset to get you started.

Start a Side Business doing something you love is a 2-day crash course that will teach passionate individuals the fundamentals of starting your own creative venture, or earn extra money on the side using the skills you already have.

No biz jargons here, just plain and practical lectures, case studies, exercises and ready made templates to start you off in the right path, while avoiding the common business mistakes.

Topics Include:
  • Your Business Idea
  • The 1 Page Business Plan
  • Building A Portfolio
  • Creating A Price Structure
  • Online Marketing Strategies
  • Looking for Clients
  • Writing Proposals
  • Writing An Elevator Pitch
Target Audience

This course is specifically designed for the right-brain dominant creatives who want to learn the fundamentals of starting a business venture in a non-business like way.

  • Creative Professionals / Hobbyists
  • Artists / Musicians
  • Business Owners
  • Professionals
  • Full-Time or Part-Time Employees
  • Stay at Home Parent
Blogging and Facebook Marketing 101: Build and Grow Your Personal Brand or Business

Course Details


Whether you’re a digital creative, a freelancer, or a business owner, having online presence is a must to be relevant in today’s marketplace. You can’t expect clients, employers or customers to call you out of the blue and engage your services, hire you, or buy your product. The only way for people to know who you are and what you do is to tell them.

Blogging and Facebook Marketing are the most cost effective strategy you can use to promote your personal brand, your product, and your service to as many people as you can who might be interested.

Learn Blogging and Facebook Marketing the fast way in this 2-day course with simple to understand lectures and hands-on exercises. Limited number of slots per batch. Register today!

Topics Include:

Day 1 - Blogging

  • Why You Should Blog
  • What You Should Write About
  • Understanding your business
  • How to Write A Blog Post
  • SEO and Keywords
  • Setting up and Publishing Your Blog
  • Promoting Your Blog on Facebook
  • Bonus: How To Make Money from Blogging

Day 2 - Facebook Marketing

  • How Can Facebook Build Your Brand
  • Setting up your Professional Page
  • Facebook Advertising Overview
  • The Ultimate Facebook Marketing Strategy
Target Audience

This course is specially designed for both newbies who want to publish their first blog post, and novice bloggers who want to take their blogging to the next level.

  • Digital creatives who want to promote their personal brand, product, or service;
  • Small business owners and marketers who want to grow their business;
  • Anyone who just have something to say and want to share it to the world.
DIY Wordpress Website: The Easy Way Using Divi Visual Page Builder

Course Details


Having a website for your business is essential to take advantage of opportunities. Having a personal website on the other hand can be a great strategy for showcasing your skills and expertise.

Do-lt-Yourself WordPress Website is a 2-day step-by-step hands-on workshop that will teach non-techies how to build a complete, fully customized, ready to launch website for your business, blog, or portfolio from scratch that looks great on any computer, tablet and smart phone. No coding or design experience necessary.

The Divi Builder is a visual drag and drop page builder that can be used for any WordPress theme. It is the easiest and quickest way to get your site up and running in no time.

Test drive the power of Divi in this 2-day workshop and experience why it is the most popular website builder for WordPress in the market today.

Topics Include:
  • Getting a Domain Name and Hosting
  • Install and Configure WordPress
  • Free vs. Premium Themes
  • Install and Configure Divi Theme
  • Creating Pages
  • Customizing Website
  • Uploading Content
  • Essential Plugins
Target Audience

This course is designed for non-techies who want to build a fully customized website either for business or personal use.

  • Creative Professionals / Hobbyists
  • Artists / Musicians
  • Business Owners
  • Professionals
  • Full-Time or Part-Time Employees
  • Stay at Home Parent
Fees & Discounts

Take all 5 courses, or take only the courses you want.

Course Schedule Price
Finding The Business That’s Right For You (1 day) to be announced ₱1,450
Start A Side Business: Doing Something You Love (2 days) to be announced ₱2,450
Blogging and Facebook Marketing 101: Build and Grow Your Personal Brand or Business (2 days) to be announced ₱4,950
DIY WordPress Website: The Easy Way Using Divi Visual Page Builder (2 days) Oct 28 & 29 (Sat and Sun) ₱4,950
Take all 5 courses (20% discount) or pay only 9,400
(Savings of 2,350).
The instructor

Carlo Mesina is an entrepreneur, business coach, and a freelance web and brand designer.

He is the founder of Brand By Design Co. (www.brandbydesignco.com), a branding and web design company that helps small businesses stand out from the competition.

Carlo also teaches business and hospitality management classes at the DLS-College of Saint Benilde graduate and undergraduate programs.


  • See schedule below

9 AM to 5 PM


The fee depends on whether you want to take the full workshop series, i.e., all 5 courses, or just take the individual courses. Please see Fees & Discounts

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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