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Episode 20: Starting A Design Business

Episode 20: Starting a Design Business

Have you been wanting to start your own design business and wondering how to get started?

If you’ve been waiting for an episode about starting a business, you’re in the right place.

In this episode, I’m taking you through a list of everything you need to get set up to start your business. From networking and building a team to setting up software and marketing, I’ve got you covered.

If you’ve already started your business, think of this episode as a checklist for you to go through, and if you haven’t, you can use this episode as a framework to get started.

I’m so excited for you to start this journey and I can’t wait to see where it takes you!

Topics We Cover in This Episode: 

  • How designers usually get started 
  • What you need to learn in the early days 
  • Why you need to be talking to people about your design business
  • Choosing a name for your business
  • How to make connections 
  • Who you need on your team 
  • The importance of building good relationships
  • Setting up and organizing your office 
  • Getting familiar with and keeping track of your numbers 
  • Software and systems you need to have in place 
  • Why marketing is so important

Please know that you can’t do all of these things upfront and then get started. There are some things that you need to do upfront, but other things take time to establish and you can work on them as your business grows. A thriving design business doesn’t emerge overnight, it takes time and hard work, but I promise it’s worth it. 

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Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:

Episode 17: Moving Upmarket Part 2

Episode 18: Where Is the Money?

Episode 19: Design.Peace.Freedom with Guest Sarah Conti

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