Business articles

The law: stuffy, complex and boring. You're a designer; you're bleeding edge; you laugh in the face of 'the rules'; if you wanted to be hemmed in you'd have become a banker. Right? Well if that's the way you think you're heading for a fall. Design...
The success of a business often depends on how easy the shopping mechanism is for the end user. Whether you are selling goods online, or in a conventional store, at the end of it all the payment system has to be hassle-free and easy to use, otherwise...
Working with clients can be tough. There can be a lot of back and forth communication and many requirements. Every client has their different level of standards and can make bouncing from project to project a bit difficult. One client's idea...
Whether you're just starting out or have hit a dry spell, there may come a point in time where you have to find a way to make your money without design clients. Let's face it, the search for clients can be harsh. There are tons of different avenues...
When it comes to printing, whether business cards, posters, greeting cards or invitations, you will invariably be presented with a multitude of mind-boggling options. You can opt for digital, die cut, thermography, lithography — the...
[This is a sponsored review for Izzonet] There are a lot of options out there for building an online store if you don’t want to self-host or start from scratch, Shopify; BigCommerce; Volusion; and IzzoNet. It’s important to carefully...
Anyone who writes about web design or runs a web design blog (like this one) is bound to get questions from new designers on a pretty regular basis. And most of us try to answer those questions as time allows (which, unfortunately, isn't as often...
When you think of customer service, be it as a freelancer or a large corporation, you probably think about rectifying problems promptly and with great finesse, exceeding customer expectations, and delivering promises on time and on budget....
Some days work sucks. We start out with good intentions, but our energy levels are low and we go from constructively improving our website to surfing the App Store looking for new games to play. One response to this kind of procrastination is...
A startup, by definition, is an entity with limited resources. Those resources could be budget, time, talent, or anything related, but what is certain is that there is indeed some form of limitation on resources - otherwise it wouldn’t be...
Being a business owner, entrepreneur or even just a freelancer can sometimes have its slower moments. When things get a little dry or you want to really increase your business, you've got to do some networking. Networking often leads to...
I was getting ready to quit my job and start a new company. It was one of those moments where you psych yourself up and rack your brain for any good excuse not to go through with it. Sort of like that moment right before you go off the tall diving board...