We help creatives build sustainable creative businesses

We offer strategic, practical advice

Working alongside creatives

We mentor and we coach creatives

Call it what you will, we work alongside creatives to solve problems, address challenges and achieve objectives.

We know the Australian design industry. We’ve run our own business, over the past decade we’ve worked with hundreds of creative business owners and we’re active in AGDA, Creative Women’s Circle and Never Not Creative.

And our offer is flexible. We offer creative business coaching for one-off problem solving or as a program of regular meetings. We offer mentoring solo, or as part of a group in monthly roundtable sessions. And we offer it face to face or online. The choice is yours.

Sharing what we learn

We research and we write weekly

We actively research, then share insights in a weekly article and on LinkedIn. While you’re working in your business, we’re looking globally at how other creatives manage their businesses.

We write publications – The Business of Design, still the only book available about starting, managing and growing an Australian creative business. And we keep it current by producing annual digital updates.

We research and we regularly publish practical, succinct ebooks focussed on the basics of owning and running a creative business.

Supporting the creative industry

We build communities

We help build creative communities. Many creative businesses are micro-businesses or solo operators, making ownership a lonely endeavour.

We run monthly free networking breakfasts for designers to meet to discuss their creative business. And we host online roundtable communities who meet monthly to share experiences and get mentoring on their major issues.

And we founded a Design Business School – a business school for designers where the content is written specifically for Australian designers by Australian design practitioners.

Don’t miss out

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