Be a Design Entrepreneur: How to Start a Graphic Design Business

Whether you’re starting your own graphic design business from the ground up or striking out on your own as a freelance designer, you’d likely be classified as a design entrepreneur. Here, you’ll find the best info, inspiration and resources on the subject, and discover best practices in how to start a graphic design business, how to get new clients, how to maintain creativity in business, social media advice and much more. And, of course, you’ll hear from some of the most prominent minds in the field—and learn the skills so that you can be one, too.


6 Techniques for Selling Without Begging

This article was originally featured in HOW’s 2014 Creative Business issue. Find the full issue in MyDesignShop. The problem is clear: You need more business. Not because you aren’t busy, but because then you could be choosier about which clients you work with. But if there’s one thing firm owners and entrepreneurs hate, it...


Is Freelancing Right for You?

Not everyone is cut out for freelancing. Learn the 10 skills and personality traits you need to succeed as a solopreneur, and decide whether a freelance career is your best bet. Whether you’re moonlighting on the side and feeling insecure about your job, have always wanted to run your own business, or just want...