Studios relying on referrals to grow can slowly lose control of their business. Much better to have a strategic plan for growth, targeted industry sectors and a new business process.
We can all lack motivation. Now, more than ever, designers spend many hours working remotely. This article shares how to keep yourself motivated.
Onboarding is the opportunity to (re)share your vision, your values and your thinking. So why only do that with new employees?
Unfortunately bad clients are not easily identified. They are not labelled, infact most bad clients look and act exactly the same as a good client.
Many creatives suffer from perfectionism. It’s not a positive trait, in fact perfectionism is really setting yourself up to fail. This article explains why.
We have made ourselves so accessible to clients — they can call/text/email/slack to contact us anywhere, anytime. It’s hard to manage.
‘Spotters fees’, ‘kick-backs’ and ‘hidden consultancy fees’ – they’re all secret commissions and they’re illegal under the Crimes Act.
It’s easy for designers to be overwhelmed by their workload but thinking like an emergency department of a hospital can help.
We all know it’s easier to get more work from existing clients than find new clients. Here are three great examples of creatives doing just that…
Recently I was a guest on a Streamtime Webinar talking about DIY business healthchecks.
We discussed the reports you can pull from project management software to check valuable profits aren’t leaking.
This is the stuff I wish I had have said…
So, this is our life now – working remotely and meeting virtually. So much seems to have changed but in reality most designers still have the same services to offer the same clients.
It is unprecedented times and it’s easy to feel overawed by the scale of this pandemic. But the same way you eat an elephant – bite-by-bite, is the same way that design studio owners can survive.