Hobbyists, artisans and entrepreneurs

Martin Bouette, Florence Magee
  • Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, May 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/jsbed-02-2013-0022

Entrepreneurial profiles of creative businesses

What is it about?

This article explores the entrepreneurial profiles of craft businesses in Dublin (Ireland) and their experience of business support by specialist and non specialist publicly funded organisations.

Why is it important?

This article highlights the fact that not all creative businesses have the same business goal and that only a portion of them have entrepreneurial "growth" goals in line with those of publicly funded business support organisations.


Madam Florence Magee (Author)
Guilin University of Aerospace Technology

This article is important for me as a programme manager on publicly funded programmes for creative businesses. It offers a better understanding of the spectrum of goals micro businesses persue as opposed to the official state discourse on growth in the creative industries. It also challenges what makes good business support, both in terms of use of ressources and of impact.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Martin J Bouette and Madam Florence Magee