In a society kept apart by the Covid-19 pandemic, industries like the creative sector need to stay connected to keep creative juices flowing—and this can be achieved by blending one’s artistic business pursuits with the right digital technology.
This was the key message of creative industry leaders at the recent webinar “Animation Fusion: Digital Entrepreneurship for Creatives,” spearheaded by the Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) in partnership with Globe Business.
To help creative businesses maximize their potential, even when facing a crisis as unprecedented as Covid-19, creative entrepreneurs were advised to adopt a “jack of all trades” mindset—and to let go of the usual belief that being an artist-entrepreneur means being an expert in only one field or craft.
This can be achieved by constantly learning new skills and exploring different mediums to express their artistry using digital tools that allow them to try new styles and techniques and make their processes more efficient.
Tim Genato, MSME Group Business Development Manager of Globe Business, emphasized the importance of using digital solutions to fuel creative work while managing the business.
“Creative entrepreneurs are more productive if they can work from anywhere. However, some of their key challenges involve the lack of decent internet connectivity, which leads them to search for places with free WiFi which could be a cybersecurity risk,” says Genato. “At the same time, this also affects their productivity and ability to deliver their output to clients.”
That’s why for these kinds of enterprises, especially the MSMEs, he identified four digital tools to run a creative business smoothly: a stable network connection, cloud solutions, collaborative platforms, and an efficient payment system that has cashless options. Genato says that all these tools are made more accessible by Globe Business, as they continuously find ways to empower MSMEs through solutions for every stage of the business.
For connectivity, Globe Business offers Mobile Plans, Fixed Fiber Internet (Broadband Internet), and Direct Internet that provide users with reliable bandwidth to facilitate virtual meetings, (heavy) file sharing like final artworks, and constant communications essential in bringing to life great creative ideas.
To improve day to day operations and create more efficient ways of working, Globe Business has a slew of productivity solutions to enable creative teams to work more collaboratively with each other online.
Through Globe Business’ Cloud Services, important business files and sensitive information critical to creative strategies are kept safe and secured on the cloud. You can also protect your business against cyberattacks with Globe Business Cybersecurity solutions, which offers advanced endpoint threat prevention, and insightful detection and response capabilities.
GCash for Business provides the enterprise cashless payment options to consumers and helps facilitate transactions faster such as salary disbursement to employees and payment distributions to suppliers, ensuring the financial stability of the business.
In addition to connectivity and digital solutions, Globe Business extends training services to its partners to ease their adoption of Globe Business ICT solutions; provides access to insights, tips and resources through Globe Business Academy helpful for business strategies; and grants exclusive rewards and benefits through its loyalty program Upstart that contribute to business resiliency and growth.
“Digital entrepreneurship is the only way to thrive in the midst of these uncertain times,” said ACPI president Miguel del Rosario. “The little physical things that we had to establish connections with others at work are now gone; we need to replicate these environments in the digital setup.”
Power up your creative business with the right digital tools from Globe Business. To learn more, call 121 or sign-up now at Globe Business’ work-from-home solutions to talk to an account manager.
To know more about ACPI, visit https://www.animationcouncil.org/.
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