Start Your Own Graphic Design Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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It’s time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There’s no doubt you’ve imagined it—placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don’t go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they’ve learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: • Discover your market and their needs • Choose a business environment that works for you • Create a business brand that gets noticed • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable client relationships • Set your fees • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur’s expert advice—and design your own successful graphic design business today!
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How to Start a Home-based Graphic Design Business

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493006843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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DIVThis book will include all the information you need to get started at home with your own graphic design business. To expand the focus of this subject matter, we plan on including information on designing blogs, apps, and the like to take this book a step ahead of the competition. /div
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Graphic Design Business

Step-by-Step Startup Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 942

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It's time to make your mark in the world of graphic design. There's no doubt you've imagined it-placing your name and logo on business cards, taking creative control and being your own boss. Why not turn your fantasy into reality? Whether you want to start a part-time graphic design business, a full-time operation or build a substantial company with a full staff of graphic designers, everything you need to get started is at your fingertips. Learn the basic requirements, startup costs, day-to-day operations and even what to do when things don't go as planned. Industry experts and successful graphic designers share what they've learned and give you the motivation and priceless tips and tricks to help you reach success. Learn how to: Discover your market and their needs Choose a business environment that works for you Create a business brand that gets noticed Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals Develop profitable client relationships Set your fees Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Combine your creativity with Entrepreneur's expert advice-and design your own successful graphic design business today! The First Three Years In addition to industry specific information, you’ll also tap into Entrepreneur’s more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you’ll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. • Pin point your target market • Uncover creative financing for startup and growth • Use online resources to streamline your business plan • Learn the secrets of successful marketing • Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them • Take advantage of hundreds of resources • Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists • From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. BONUS: Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit! Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compliled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.
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The Business of Graphic Design

A Sensible Approach to Marketing and Managing a Graphic Design Firm

Author: Ed Gold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823005468

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Auth: University of Baltimore, 24 designers explain their approach to business.
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Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Author: Richard Blonna

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572249315

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

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Many people who suffer from anxiety, worry, stress, or who are simply stuck in a rut do not have a diagnosable mental health disorder, yet can benefit from the help of a mental health professional through life coaching. Approximately 20 percent of therapists now offer life coaching as part of their practices, and many more are interested in offering this service. Life coaches help people live purposeful, more values-driven lives—a goal that happens to dovetail with that of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a proven-effective psychotherapeutic approach that is quickly gaining favour among mental health professionals. Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy integrates ACT with life coaching to help clients develop psychological flexibility and overcome the mental barriers that keep them from achieving their goals and living according to their values. This guide discusses the similarities and differences between coaching and psychotherapy and explains how ACT techniques can be adapted for use with life coaching clients. It also includes ACT-based activities and exercises that life coaches can use with clients. A must-read for every certified professional life coach or therapist interested in life coaching, this book can boost readers' practices and help clients get results.
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Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162153412X

Category: Design

Page: 384

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The ultimate source for beginning professionals, working professionals looking to make a change, and entrepreneurs wanting to go out on their own, this friendly guide details every business aspect of commercial graphic design, including how to: • Create a portfolio • Make initial contacts • Develop a financial plan • Set up an office • Acquire supplies and equipment • Price your own work • Market on the Web • Nurture a growing freelance business • And much more In a market-by-market survey, the author devotes entire chapters to selling one’s work within every venue, including magazines, ad agencies, book publishers, greeting card companies, small business, and Web sites. This is the most useful book on the market for honing the business skills of freelance illustrators and graphic designers. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
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The Designer's Commonsense Business Book

Author: Barbara Ganim

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891346180

Category: Art

Page: 208

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It's time for you to go freelance, and Barbara Ganim is here to teach you all the nuts-and-bolts of business. You'll learn practices they didn't mention in art school - practices that will mean the difference between squeaking by and enjoying a successful career as your own boss. Ganim helps you through those initial insecurities of setting up shop and shows you how to map your way through the maze of business concerns: networking, pricing, self-promotion and keeping records. With her advice, you'll be able to set and meet long-term goals for yourself and your business, whether you want to remain a one-person shop or expand and become the head of your own advertising agency. In this guide, you'll learn about loans and alternative forms of financing for your business; the latest tax information; organizing your work space for maximum efficiency; computer hardware and software; preparing electronic mechanicals; getting the most out of your computer; solving and preventing production problems; collaborating with and hiring other creative professionals; working with an accountant; recession-fighting business strategies and setting up a retirement plan that works for you. Icons throughout the book make it easy for you to locate special tips, important warnings and time-saving techniques. You'll discover sidebars that discuss particular business problems, and you'll also find instructions for setting up a one-year promotion plan for your business; a step-by-step guideline for managing projects from start to finish with minimum hassle; checklists for successful portfolio reviews and presentations and ready-to-use business forms that will help you make your operation more organized and efficient, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. You've got the style. Now get the business savvy. Grab this book and start the freelance design career you've been dreaming about!
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Get It Done When You're Depressed

Author: John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP.,Julie Fast

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063193X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 2268

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Shake the blues away. Everyone knows that depression can lead to guilt, sadness, frustration, and in the case of 15-20% of people with depression, suicide. Because we live in a culture that rewards (and often worships) productivity, when a depressed person can't meet the expectations of society, the depression becomes worse and a vicious cycle begins. The goal of Getting Things Done When You're Depressed is to break this cycle. Readers will learn: - How to prepare yourself mentally for working while depressed - How to structure your environment so you can work more easily - How to work with others - How to prevent depression
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Start Your Own Net Service Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 6947

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Today’s billion-dollar e-commerce industry, plug-and-play technology, and savvy web surfers are just few of the reasons why internet-related services are in high demand. There has never been a better time to build your net service business—let us help you get started! Detailing four of today’s hottest web service businesses, our experts show you how to take your enthusiasm for the internet and turn it into a lucrative business. Learn step by step how to apply the basics of building a business to your internet specialty, including establishing your business, managing finances, operations, and so much more. Plus, gain an inside edge with insights, tips, and techniques from successful net service CEOs and other industry leaders! • Choose from four of today’s hottest web services—web design, search engine marketing, new media, blogging • Discover your clientele and their needs • Build a virtual or traditional office setting and team • Create a business brand that gets noticed • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable partnerships • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Gain an edge on all that the internet has to offer—start your net services business today!
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