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Stop the Scope Creep!

If you’ve ever worked on a project that seems to never end… that keeps being pushed further and further away from the finish line… then you, my friend may have been personally victimized by scope creep.

It all starts out innocently enough — an additional revision round here, another page there. But when you say yes to too many additional requests without revising your scope, you can end up doing a ton of extra work, and not get paid for any of it.

In this episode, the gang dishes on all our best tips to stop the creep from starting in the first place, as well as helpful tips you can use if its already getting out of control.

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design consultation calls

Why Your Consult Calls Aren’t Working (& How to Fix It!)

One of the best ways to get new design clients to sign up with you is to get them on the phone. This is where you can pitch your value, and get them to see you as the pro they wanna work with.

So why, then, do so many of these calls fail so miserably? Why aren’t they bringing in as many clients as they should? In this episode, the gang will troubleshoot your consultation/intro/discovery calls and give you the 3 big pieces of advice that will turn it around for you.

So listen closely, this episode is GOLD!

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johnny cupcakes

Building Brand Loyalty With Johnny Cupcakes!

We’ve had many great guests over the years, but we were very excited to sit down with Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes this week to talk about how he’s managed to master the art of building brand loyalty — and how YOU can do it too!

This one was good guys… and we can’t wait to share all of Johnny’s golden nuggets of wisdom with you.

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the dos of running design business

The DOs of Running Your Own Design Business

Last time around, we ran down the biggest mistakes and pitfalls that many creative entrepreneurs make when starting and running their design businesses. This week, we’re switching gears, and it’s all about what you actually SHOULD be doing — from mindset shifts, to practical steps you should be taking, this episode is a must-listen for you design biz owners out there!

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The Don’ts of Running Your Own Design Business

Whether you’ve been running your own design business for years, or if you’re just in the process of considering it, this episode is for you!

Listen as the gang breaks down some of the most common mistakes designers run into as they get their creative business off the ground, as well as common mistakes they can make for years into their run.

Since this is the first part of a 2-part episode, tune in next time for the flip-side of this discussion — the ‘do’s.

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losing a big fish design client

The Downside of Big Fish Clients

While having a big client sounds like a dream come true for any designer, it can put your business at serious risk, often with little to no advance notice. What happens if/when they decide to go in a different direction, or go through a regime change, or just fold up shop altogether?

In this episode, the gang discusses what to do to avoid this happening to you in the first place, and what to do if it does happen.

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2019 logo design trends podcast

2019 Logo Design Trends With LogoLounge’s Bill Gardner!

I can never believe it when a whole year has passed, and it’s time to once again sit down with our old pal Bill Gardner, founder of LogoLounge.

Listen in as we talk all about the newest crop… what works, what doesn’t, and what might soon be on its way out. We had lots of fun with this episode, I think you’ll feel it too as you listen!

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offboarding design clients

Client Off-Boarding & Project Wrap-Ups

A few episodes back, we talked all about how to properly onboard a new client, and kick off a project. But what do you do when the project is over?

In this episode, the gang discusses what we’ve been doing wrong in terms of vague endings, and how we plan on wrapping up projects in a crystal clear manner that leaves nothing up to the imagination. Whether you want to leave the door open to more work with a particular client, or just want to put an end to the scope creep that can come with ambiguous project endings, this episode is a must-listen!

We also tackle a listener question about how to organize all those miscellaneous design assets we use over and over again.

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graphic design tools

Design & Business Tools We Can’t Live Without

As a designer, we have a very particular set of skills. But what about the tools that we use every day that help us do what we do?

In this heartwarming episode, the gang goes over their must-have tools in 3 categories:

  1. Business
  2. Design
  3. Inspiration

Lots of fun stuff here, so gather round and give it a listen!

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Answering Your Questions: All Audio Edition!

We’re finally back to answering your listener questions, and this time, we had a bunch of audio questions to get through! They cover a wide variety of topics, and we wrap up answering a few last-minute questions submitted on instagram.

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