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.

Freelance Tax Refresher

Image from the New York Public Library Digital Archives Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / August Belmont. It’s that time a year again. The season we either love or hate — tax season. We absolutely loathe this season if we owe anything. But if the government issues a refund, then it’s a...

Give me your best number…

I love recapping a year in numbers. There’s something about fitting a whole year into a neat little blog post that makes me feel like anything is possible. In my latest post, I shared my favorite numbers from 2014. Here are some of them: responsive websites designed + developed – 30 conferences attended – 3 (WordCamp, Web...

Share the love with your freelancer network

About a week before the Thanksgiving holiday I had an additional reason to be thankful — a bit of extra cash I didn’t have to do a lick of work for. Okay, that’s not completely accurate. I did do one small thing to earn this “free money.” I hit the forward button in my...

CFC –> CFBC –> Creative Business program of #HOWLive

Tomorrow (Feb 3) is the early bird deadline for HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago (May 4-8) and you may have noticed that the word “freelance” is gone from the entire event. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean CFC is gone – it’s just evolved into something better. Many of you objected to the...