My longest client has just celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the start of her business. . . . .
From small beginnings of just one class a week . . . . for a children’s music and activity group for pre-schoolers from birth to five. . . . .
. . . . she worked tirelessly telling all her “mummy” friends about her class to encourage the spread of her business. . . . and then came to Wild Ideas to ask about establishing some professional brand consistency. . . .
About seven years ago I went on a training course in Belper, Derbyshire at The Lion Hotel.
I think it was on one weekday morning for a few weeks, and was aimed at helping small business get some help.
In truth I remember very little about it now, except a few of the people who were on the course with me. . . .
. . . and one guy in particular, who many years later, after reading my blog, has come to me wanting to give his photography business a promotional boost by getting some professional flyers and a website.
So, its nice to know that I am here when people need me, even if it is 7 years later. To be fair if you don’t need any design then you can’t use the services of a designer, can you?
Anyway, as ever when I blog about real actual projects, with real actual people, I hope it will help you to imagine your own projects coming to life, as and when you need them.
And I hope the design tips I include help to provide you with some positivity and inspiration towards finding your own “inner designer”.
OK, So my friend, James Lewellen is the proud owner of his own business.
He got his 250 FREE business cards to get himself started, from you know where, (error number 1)
and even managed to “design” himself a flyer, in word, and get it copied 500 times at his local print shop.
He is really proud of it, he used one of those online templates. (error number 2)
I am always trying to learn new things, and in the same way that those of you who enjoy rendering this, I too have a couple of blogs that I like to follow and learn from.
One of my favourites, and the one I find greatly valuable is a guy called Peep Laja, and it is to him I must credit this weeks learning.
Reason number 1: You can’t afford not to
Because its got a hidden message in the headline, that will be valuable to improving your business marketing and if you don’t read it you will never know what that is, which may put you at a disadvantage with your competitors! Continue reading →