How to open design studio: Initial stage
Dreaming is perhaps a very good thing but for someone people it’s not enough. So why not have the realization of your dream or idea into the actualization of a business?
Now I am talking about how to create your own design studio and what you need for this dream to be realized.
Task 1. Choose a name for your future studio
It’s time to think of what your business will be called. The brand name of your design studio is one of the key primary parameters which will make an influence on your customers and showcase your spirit.
The standard variant for a name of your brand is a combination of your own or family name. It’s a good choice in most cases because you can do it easily. Also the story behind your family can bring additional power to make a stronger brand.
Task 2. Prepare and create business related things
- To make your business run more smoothly and timely you will need the following:
- set up a business bank account
- accountant for your business
- provide registration of your new company
- register domain names, business email, phone and other
It is very important to address these matters before you reveal your services to the market. When you offer design services to clients all these things must be done.
Task 3. Save money for future
The most common mistake is the extensive wasting of money when you start your business. You must follow simplicity within your working environment including your equipment. Do not buy expensive pieces of furniture, luxurious computers, office and other things like this. Instead you need to save this money for the near future needs of business.
Task 4. Update your skills to high level
The consolidation of existing skills and learning new high level skills in your professional field can bring your young business into good state. Your current level of professionalism must meet the client’s expectations and even exceed them. Direct contact with clients in the beginning can be very useful and it will definitely help to form your company’s structure on a later stage.
Task 5. Tell about your fees freely
The designer must release their own fears about the fees for his work. For example, some designers feeling uncomfortable when they are sending their invoices to clients with the prices for their design work. They wishing to get from client the predefined budget i.e. how much client want to pay.
Task 6. Pursuit your work
Actively hunting for new work is necessary for new business. You don’t need to be passive and wait until work comes to you without you taking effort to obtain it. This is the best strategy to move to the top.
Task 7. Bring your studio to online market
Setting up an online presence is not easy work and consumes a lot of time. Writing content for your website, collecting photos to make your website attractive is long term work and needs to be closely paid attention to. However, result is worth efforts.
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