DIY Design Firm Diagnostic

Diagnosing the main causes of design firm performance problems is the first step in fixing them. I can be hired to run an initial diagnostic for your firm, or you can use the materials here on this site to identify some of the main issues before initiating a consulting engagement.

Here are some links to key tools and articles to get you started.

For Freelancers
Where is Your Freelance Path Leading?
Freelance Readiness Survey
Hourly Rate Calculator
5 Reasons Marketing to Everyone Will Kill Your Creative Business (External link Millo.co)
Can a Designer Become a Business Owner?

For Design Firms
Design Firm Health Calculator
Finding the Time to Think
Can a Designer Become a Business Owner?
Help! I Hired Help! (External link HOWDesign.com)
Agency Branding: Time to Hang Up the Beret (External link HOWDesign.com)
The Sharp Edge of Positioning
Is Your Blog Juice Not Worth the Squeeze? (External link HOWDesign.com)
Solving the Cash Flow Crisis
Time, A Nonrenewable Resource