Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting a great start, part of Running a Design Business: Starting Small.
The best way to ensure that the project will go smoothly and that everyone will …be happy is to get a great start. Here are a couple of strategies that may …help you. A thorough kick-off meeting is crucial. …It's truly the barometer for how the entire project will go. …In this first meeting, you can make a reasonable assessment of their needs …their budget, their ability to make decisions and their collaborative skills. …In the resource files there's a sheet entitled, Questions to ask at a Kickoff Meeting.…
Use it to make sure you're getting the best start. …This personal interaction gives you valuable clues as to the political …dynamic that will come into play as the project progresses. …Discuss at length to reach consensus on the most important messages the design …must communicate. And make sure all the stakeholders agree …on them. These will become the criteria upon which …the design ideas will be judged. Everyone should be in agreement as to who …the target market is, and what the project goals are.…
- Naming and structuring your business
- Keeping records
- Cultivating business relationships
- Hiring employees and subcontractors
- Creating schedules and managing deadlines
- Understanding industry trends
- Avoiding the pitfalls of spec work
- Promoting your business through social media
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. A Solid Foundation
2. Structure and Form
3. Getting Work
4. Developing Contracts
5. Keeping It Running
6. The Trends
7. Looking Ahead
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