Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Hiring employees, part of Running a Design Business: Starting Small.
I can't say enough about how great it's been to work with terrific people, and …have them be part of my studio. In a small firm, you're working very …closely with your staff. On a daily basis, they'll witness the …inner workings of your company. And in many cases, your personal life. …You'll be spending more waking hours with them than you will with your loved ones. …To find great people, designers often reach out to their colleagues for recommendations. …Using this process, be very specific about the qualities you look for …creatively and professionally. Occasionally, colleagues will send me …requests like, I'm looking to hire someone.…
Know any great designers out there? I find these requests very difficult to …respond to. Making an effort to define your needs …will help others help you. You should look for attitude and talent …which can be a little more difficult to discern than skills. …Trust your intuition, factor in recommendations from colleagues. …But ultimately, only time spent together, determines a good fit. …
- 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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