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End the Feast & Famine Syndrome in Your Creative Business

“In 2014, about 1 in 5 graphic designers were self-employed,” – from the Bureau of Labor Statistics If you consider yourself one of the 20% of designers who are self-employed, then you’ve noticed that the creative business market is extremely competitive when it comes to winning over clients and staying financially afloat. While, yes, it’s...

10 Negotiation Strategies for Creatives

Design business consultant Ted Leonhardt provides an excerpt from “The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines.” These 10 negotiation strategies will help you make sure you’re getting a fair deal while also remaining in control during client meetings.   1. Build your own Virtuous Cycle. A Virtuous Cycle is a series of...

New, Free Ebook about Negotiation Strategies for Designers

Ted Leonhardt has given some great business advice on the HOW blog before- such as 10 Negotiation Strategies for Creatives and How to Negotiate Your First Salary. Well, this business consultant has even more free negotiation advice. Leonhardt has released an ebook, Nail It. Stories for Designers on Negotiating with Confidence. And you can...