The Em-Stret Space hosted their first Spill-The-Tea session for 2022 last week Thursday which proved to be a success with host Bryan Earles expressing satisfaction after the session.
The session which is held once a month at the E-Space provides an avenue for young people and business enthusiasts to come together to discuss and share ideas on the daily challenges as well as opportunities in the business world.
To officially commence the sessions again for 2022, a team of young vibrant content creatives came together to take part in a panel discussion on the topic of Justified Creatives.
In attendance were content creators who have been working in the creative space for over 5 years with a few who have just ventured into the industry.
Autu Autu from O2 Visuals, Roan Paul of Roan Paul Photography, Joseph Dermba of JD Media and Chan Anivai of Shawk23 were the guest speakers for the day highlighting important issues and challenges faced by present day creatives.
“For us now, protecting our brand and making sure our work output is of the highest quality also contributes to building our brand and creating our client base.”
“One of the challenges for full time content creators working in the creative industry now is dealing with clients who delay in paying for services rendered,” said Chan Anivai, Owner of Shawk23.
“As content creators, there are a lot of sacrifices and time that is put into projects and so it is only right that our time and efforts and commitments are well compensated through the fees we charge,” he added.
The discussion brought to light current challenges and issues that creative business owners face in ensuring that their businesses strive at such a time when jobs are becoming scarce and the creative industry booming with endless opportunities.
Now more than ever, there is a large number of content creators moving within the industry and so it is up to each individual to improve their product or service every time so that they stand out within this sea of creatives.
Autu Autu of O2 Visuals emphasized on the need for creatives to have an open mind and be free to learn from others within the industry and refer and collaborate where necessary so that they continue to deliver on clients’ requirements.
“While it is important for content creators to be honest with their clients on their ability to deliver on any particular project, it also presents an opportune time for creatives to reach out to others who they can collaborate with to deliver results to clients.”
“In this way, they retain their client and also open up opportunities for ongoing working relationships with other creatives,” Autu said.
Business Development Officer and host for Spill-The-Tea, Bryan Earles, said that throughout the year, they will be bringing in more of such passionate individuals to create meaningful conversations around business and in turn create a network of inspired business owners who can tap into the respective markets or industries they operate in and continue to succeed with their businesses.