There are no shortcuts for professional graphic design. This course helps clients and designers understand the value of graphic design and have more successful partnerships.
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LinkedIn Influencer Sramana Mitra, an expert on entrepreneurship, shares her insights on bootstrapping—starting up a new business without any external financing.
Get QuickBooks Online training to better manage your business finances and keep more accurate bookkeeping records.
Learn how to raise money for your projects with crowdfunding. Discover how to start and run a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Career expert Diane Domeyer explains what designers need to do to stand out in the creative job market.
Prepare for a new way of freelancing in the on-demand economy. Find out how Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit are changing the nature of work, and whether on-demand work is the right fit for you.
Looking to build a business or expand one you're already running? First you'll need to write a business plan. Learn how to define your business, market, product, sales strategy, and more.
Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.
Bootstrap your business. Learn how to launch, manage, grow, and exit a business without taking on significant outside funding.
Discover how to raise money for your startup business by understanding the four big sources of capital, and learn the best ways to market your project.
Learn basic graphic design principles anyone can use to make business documents more visually appealing.
Figure out what to charge for your design services, and learn how to set an hourly rate, create estimates, and make sure you get paid.
Discover nine simple tips to boost your creativity and think about problems in new ways.
Learn to choose the right equipment, set up productivity tools, and keep connected on the go, in this course on setting up a mobile office.
Learn to write and use a creative brief for client-commissioned projects and ensure you have a roadmap for developing great design.
Convey your ideas with confidence and clarity to get the approval needed to move your project forward.
David Hobby talks about his experiences running a photography business that's rooted in photojournalism and the community where he lives.
Transition your freelance design career into a small business, one step at a time.
Learn to protect you and your client's interests and ensure a great creative design with a well-written contract.
Provides tools and insights for self-employed designers just starting out.
Prepare yourself for a new career or transition to freelancing.
Learn to manage a project and balance the goals, schedule, team members, and clients involved in a creative endeavor.
Develop the skill set needed to successfully manage smaller projects.
Grow your professional network and influence by building meaningful and lasting relationships.
Develop your strategic leadership by studying and making insightful connections between your company, your market, and your customer.
Get a glimpse of what it takes to start and successfully run a business in this candid interview with seasoned business coach and author Dave Crenshaw.
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