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Online Event

Saturday School Live

Sat 05 Jun, 12.00 - 20.00

Akil Benjamin (Comuzi) and his team of creatives present an online version of M&C Saatchi’s Saturday School with a day of workshops to improve your skills as a creative entrepreneur.

M&C Saatchi Saturday School, supported by Out The Box, has partnered with Somerset House to help you develop the in-house skills you may need as a creative entrepreneur. 
Covering all the basics you may need to run your creative business, from 'Wellbeing at Work' to 'Getting Started with Digital Marketing', M&C Saatchi Saturday School is hosting a day of live events across our online channels. 
As all of the classes are CPD accredited, M&C Saatchi Saturday School can recognise your efforts in professional development offering you an industry recognised certification, which can be used worldwide. 


12.00 - 13.30 Wellbeing at Work
14.00 - 15.30 Business Finance Essentials
16.00 - 18.00 Business Planning
18.30 - 20.00 Getting started with Digital Marketing

Wellbeing at Work

Learn how to manage your mental health effectively at work, be that while running your start-up or during your 9-5 with Andrea Corbett, FOCUS Academy.

In this class you will learn effective ways to manage stress, burnout, and imposter syndrome. This class was designed by entrepreneurs, counsellors and personal development coaches

Business Finance Essentials

Get to learn the basics of good business finances with Richard Fagbolagun Head of Operations and Finance at COMUZI.


  • Local tax requirements (UK)
  • The pros and cons of Sole Trader vs Ltd 
  • Receive an overview on the funding and support options available to small businesses.
  • Registering for tax
  • If you need to get an accountant

Business Planning

Learn how to articulate your business' purpose and develop a plan with Akil Benjamin Director of M&C Saatchi Saturday School, Strategy Director at COMUZI 

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to articulate your business' purpose and core goals.
  • Develop a method to do customer research to inform your new product or service.
  • Find the minimal resources required, personally accessible to you, to set up your business.
  • Develop a go-to-market strategy.
  • Complete the workshop with a business plan to start your business geared towards revenue.

Your business plan will include:

  • A video of your draft elevator pitch
  • A customer research plan
  • A selection of viable next steps for your business

It is also advised you attend the class with a business idea you would like to work on to get the most out of the class. 

Getting Started with Digital Marketing

Learn how to successfully market your product or service with Patrice Stephens Sobers, CEO of Pink Ship

Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of your goods or services to satisfy the needs of individual consumers or organisations. 
Every business needs to successfully market their products and services. With a great product and a clear business plan, you now need to create a brand and get customers! 
This course will take you through the basics of marketing and prepare you to get your company out there.

About M&C Saatchi Saturday School

M&C Saatchi was founded in 1995 and is now the biggest Independent Creative Agency Network in the World.
M&C Saatchi Saturday School is our way of connecting with communities around the world to share our methods of creative business.

In 2020 we opened our doors to support a new generation of creative entrepreneurs, teaching 3500 people. 
M&C Saatchi Saturday School will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of business as you look to become a creative entrepreneur.
Though open to all, in the UK, M&C Saatchi want to also ensure under-represented groups have access to training, opportunities and rewarding entrepreneurial careers.
In particular:

  • Black Women
  • Women of Colour
  • Young people 16- 25

All classes are CPD accredited helping you get recognition for your professional development.