THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN

We’ve written a book containing all the information needed to start, manage and grow a design business. It’s written by Australian design practitioners for the Australian design market.
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NEED A KNOWLEDGE BANK?

Greg Branson is the ‘Design Chairman’ – a knowledge-bank on the business of design. He helps chart your course and then meets with you monthly to help plan, implement and manage your business.
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INHOUSE TRAINING

We’ll come to your studio to run tailored workshops for you and your team. We can help build design management skills, improve studio performance and generate new business – the choice is yours.
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WANT JUST A TASTE?

We’ve written online courses that deliver succinct, detailed and practical training relevant to Australian studios. All content is aimed at improving design studio management. You can do them in your time, at your pace.
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Selling design value to clients

STOP SELLING HOURS, SELL VALUE
Selling design by hours is not a sustainable business model. This workshop explains how to make the change to selling value.
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Designing demand workshop

WANT TO GET MORE WORK?
This workshop is perfect for studios that want to get more work from existing clients and attract new clients.
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The Design Business council

WANT TO CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS?
If you want to change your business model, grow, move into a new industry or attract better staff, this is the perfect workshop for you.
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From vision to new business strategy

WHAT’S YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE?
This workshop starts by clarifying your vision and ends with a focussed new business strategy based on your competitive advantage.
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Design value proposition

DESIGN VALUE PROPOSITION
The Design value proposition E-course is your pitch for new business – it’s tailored to your skills and experience and your clients’ needs. It identifies your competitive advantage.
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One page business plan

ONE PAGE BUSINESS PLAN
The One page business plan E-course shows you how to quickly develop a business plan that fits on two sides of an A4 sheet. It’s easily updated as your situation changes.
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JOB PRICING FOR PROFIT

JOB PRICING FOR PROFIT
The Job Pricing for profit E-course shows how to develop accurate job costing from the true running cost of  your studio and how to increase profits by selling design value.
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Selling more design for print

SELLING DESIGN FOR PRINT
Selling design for print, a 12 week program for studio owners, design managers and account service. DBC research is used to develop campaign pitches to clients.
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