How to start your own design studio

1. Find the right partner
As in life, business should be viewed as in ‘opposites attract’ scenario. What you absolutely don’t need is a carbon copy of yourself, so take time to identify the areas in which you come up short and then find these abilities in a potential partner.

2. Agree a vision
You and any prospective partner need to have an agreed vision of the business. This means writing out and agreeing how the business will operate, what type of work you will take on, your plans for growth and a profit share scheme that factors in a sale fee should you ever receive a buy-out offer.

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