Am I An Entrepreneur? How to make the transition from design to business.

I’d like to start my own design business, but don’t know if I am an entrepreneur. How can I start my own design business? Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Find out in this video. Part 4 of the Money Talk workshop. The Final Chapter. If you liked this series, make sure you like my page for updates on upcoming events and live tapings:


1:30 Price the job so that you can afford the best person you know, and then mark it up.
2:00 Don’t walk away from the job just because you don’t know how to do it. Hire someone.
2:38 What are schools missing in the discussion of entrepreneurship?
4:00 What is your worry date? My version of Mike Janda’s “Burn Your Portfolio” concept
7:50 Getting a line of credit and what it’s used for.
11:30 Are you an entrepreneur?
14:40 When should I fire the client?
22:30 Negotiating against yourself.
25:30 Roleplaying when the client expands scope. The importance of having a clear scope of work document.
27:00 How to get more money from the client during the bidding process. Ask for money so that you can deliver great customer service.
29:00 How important are legal documents?
30:45 Do you ever turn down work?

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