Business planning is a critical success factor for design studios

Like most small business owners, designers either don’t have a business plan or the’ve shelved the one they produced when they started out.

The task of writing the plan was traumatic enough let alone keeping it up to date.

The fact is that many business plans don’t actually help the business owner – they are a task that an advisor told them they had to do.

This is where the one page business plan has value. It is quick to produce, easy to update and it gives a day-by-day guide for the business owner to manage their business.

The course contains seven sections and seven video lectures with supporting downloadable PDF sheets that can be used to help you develop a strategic approach in your design studio.
This E-course is delivered online and is facilitated by Greg Branson.
Greg has had 30 years experience in running a design studio, building it up from two people to 13. He has developed design strategies that result in a substantial increase in studio business. He will guide the workshops and share his knowledge of best practice strategic design.

Who should attend this E-course

The workshop is suitable for studio owners, managers and account executives in graphic, product, interior or digital design studios.
The workshop can be taken in your studio at any time and pace that suits you. You can choose how many people attend the workshop.

Greg Branson explains the content and why you should register for this E-course.

All the facts

Where: In your studio
When: At a time to suit you
What: 90 minutes / 7 video segments
Presenter: Greg Branson
Who can attend: You or your whole team
Mentoring: One session once your plan is completed
How much: $150 + gst
More info: Email Greg or phone 0412 762 045


By the end of the program you will:

  • Have a succinct, dynamic business plan.
  • Translate your vision into a plan to continuously market your studio.
  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Recognise your opportunities and threats.
  • Establish a financial plan for the business.

The E-course content

This E-course has seven lectures and seven videos. Each Lecture has Further reading lists, Links to web based material, Downloads to help you put it into practice and a Q&A email link to Greg Branson to ask questions.

  • About this E-course – explains the E-course and how to use it.
  • Writing your vision, mission, values and purpose statements.
  • An example from a real studio vision, mission, values and purpose statements.
  • Defining the opportunities and threats for your studio.
  • Defining your strengths and weaknesses.
  • SWOT from a real design studio.
  • Setting a strategy based on your vision, mission, values and purpose.
  • Setting tactics for new business development.
  • Setting sales goals and budgets.
  • Writing your one page business plan.
  • Review – shows all of the activities needed to get the most from this E-course.

Duration: Approx. 90 minutes

Mentoring support

Once you have completed your one page business plan send it to Greg via email.

Greg will then get in touch to organise a skype mentoring session to discuss your one page business plan.

The investment

The E-course cost is $150 + gst for lifetime access.


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