Short and inspiring trainings made by experienced designers, for creative entrepreneurs to make their projects take off!


Business Plan


Analyse your projects potential, design the structure for their success.

Is there a project you want to turn into a lasting breadwinner? Are you a creative entrepreneur or freelancer and struggle to find a business methodology that is made for you? Join this training and get the right tools for your ideas to reach financial viability.

In simple and inspiring steps, this class provides the elements and the frame for your projects to progressively sustain your professional ambitions. You will learn to develop the ingredients of a business plan in your own way, for any partner, investor or fund to understand and trust your strategy.

Thanks to this last training, you will get a clear overview of what you do, where you are going with it, and design the documents to get people to support you or collaborate with you. This program is strengthened by The Commune's defining feature: a community of creative entrepreneurs in the (re)starting phase of their careers, sharing their struggles, successes and feedback at each class.

Profile: Designers and all creative freelancers / entrepreneurs.

Recommendation: Bring clear and concise descriptions of your studio and main project or take the Creative Direction training to develop it with our help. To make the best out of this class, we advise to take the Project Plan and Studio Management trainings as well.

Time: 3 classes of 2 hours given to small groups (see dates, availabilities and registration on the forms below)
Language: English
Costs: 75€ excl.VAT / free for our Full memberships / - 50% for our Starter memberships / prints included
Location: The Commune / 1st floor / Keilestraat 5A / Rotterdam


The Commune is known as the springboard for young creative talents in Rotterdam. Made by designers for designers, this incubator offers facilities, trainings, events and equipment which are tailored to the needs of starting creative freelancers. Meet its founders, members and large circle of friends by attending one of The Commune events, or by scheduling a visit!