How to grow your design business

Image credit: Brennan & Stevens

When designers set up a business, it's usually because they want to design, not because they want to be business people, but neglecting to get to grips with things like finances, taxes and client management can hugely affect your bottom line, and potentially your creativity. 

At a panel at today's OFFSET conference in Dublin, we heard from designers and those who run schemes to help creatives grow their businesses. They offered up tips and tricks on how to focus on your business. Here's what they had to say...

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.