Announcement I am happy to present you my academic "child" - Business Runes, that was designed to help thinking about the business but in more playful and creative way than traditional boring business planning methods. I use Business Runes by myself and we play them also in group - that is even more fun and great way to get sparkling ideas for our creative businesses!
I am happy to present you my academic "child" - Business Runes, that was designed to help thinking about the business but in more playful and creative way than traditional boring business planning methods. I use Business Runes by myself and we play them also in group - that is even more fun and great way to get sparkling ideas for our creative businesses!
Anonymous on Nov 7, 2011
I am very pleased with the purchase. The picture was intended for the nursery and it fits there well indeed. It should be noted that the quality of the print is very good. Recommended.
Business Runes - for minds in business
The idea for Business Runes© began in the mind of Agnese Aljēna several years before they were actually created. After more than 10 years in the banking industry (so common for many Etsians), Agnese left the banking industry to open her studio for children’s photography. When she did, she found that the guidelines that worked in mass product industries don’t work so well in personal businesses and creative industries like fine arts. No viable information could be found, and after a few years, Agnese decided to research the theme herself and started her PhD studies. Her theme is doing business in fine arts, that include talent, personal brand and business model perspectives. Agnese's goal was to create a tool that can be used instead of boring business plan that can be used by creative entrepreneurs and artists. An idea began to form in her mind.
The prototype for Agnese’s idea was made using children’s blocks. But the owners of the blocks were eager to get them back, so ordinary dice were chosen as a quick alternative. Unlike the children’s blocks, the dice could be carried along in a pocket or bag. This functionality seemed appropriate for the concept, so the dice kept their form.
After a while Agnese decided that some sort of users manual containing short descriptions of each element was necessary to make Business Runes easier to use. Agnese wanted to keep the descriptions small format friendly, and the sight of some mini business cards one day sparked the idea of putting a description of each element on a card. Adding the description cards allowed you to go beyond 3 business elements at a time and form endless combinations of business elements to think about.
Business Runes got their name during a workshop on creative earning where Agnese was doing a pilot test of her idea using the dice and cards with the participants in the training. When they returned from lunch one day, one of the participants (a lovely woman named Agrita) said that she had used a less systematic way of using the 3 dice – just throwing them like runes!
Agnese hopes that Business Runes will help you with everything from big picture business planning, to analysing the small details of your business and brainstorming ideas.
Business Runes are based on traditional business models and theories, but they’re designed to be easy to work with, and way more fun than traditional business planning, for artists, entrepreneurs, and other creative thinkers.
Around the web
Owner, Creator, Photographer
Agnese is the mind behind Business Runes. She is award winning fine art photographer and also writes PhD about doing business in fine arts. Business Runes is a result of her PhD thesis.
Gapados - tins and printing
I love their service and that they are ready to print just several tins if needed.
Printing house used by many Etsy members - I love them because of their fast service and ability to print tiny amounts if necessary
Crafters of wooden games themselves, they help me to print my dices
Accepted payment methods