When launching a business there are days that you have to wear the owner, accountant, lawyer, graphic designer, AND logistics department hat all in the course of three hours. That can be overwhelming and stressful for the creative business owner. Trust and believe, the first three years of business I was wearing all types of hats. Then I learned how to hire a part time staff member and acquire interns to help facilitate my business needs quicker. However, there are days that I still need to get the ball rolling on my own. I wanted to introduce you to a life hack that will save you time and money. They were created by two cool small business owners.
This segment of your relationship with your graphic designer is brought to you by the school of hard knocks and painful lessons learned. When I started my venture into designing for business owners I was naive and excited. Believing that people would honor their word if I honored mine, I did not have contracts, down payments, kill fees etc. Everything was working well with the first several clients but then I learned why you have to have a contract. One month in particular, I had three wonderful clients lined up that I had completed several hours of work for.