We created the Business of Design learning experience with two goals in mind: it has to be easy to fit professional development into your day, and the course material should be built around your personal objectives. That’s why we’ve developed each of our courses as a short, topic-specific module. Each one is very time efficient, and you can combine the courses you need to design a BOD curriculum that’s just for you.
You can see what BoD has to offer by browsing our course directory.
15 Step Project Management Strategy
Only a disciplined process can truly liberate your talent and skill. Kimberley shares her own 15 Step Unique Experience, a proven, step-by-step process for managing a project from first consultation to final thank you.
Business Planning, Strategy & Foundations
Whether you’re launching your career or transitioning a business you’ve be building for years, crafting a sound business strategy is essential to reaching that next level of success. These are the fundamentals.
Charging, Invoicing & Collecting
It’s not always fun or easy, but getting paid for your work is what makes design a business. Learn about logging and tracking billable hours, charging for your time and expertise, sending invoices and collecting payment.
Doing your best work starts with having a client who trusts you completely. Learn the art of building strong relationships with your clients, managing their expectations, resolving conflicts and talking money with confidence.
Contracts & Legal
Whether you work on an hourly fee or flat fee basis, these courses provide specific guidance for crafting a detailed, thorough contract to best protect you, your business, and your clients.
Design & Decorating
A successful design practice is a business, but creativity is still the heart of what you do. Discover how mastering the latest design trends and technologies and following the tastemakers can keep you at the top of your game.
Income, Expenses & Analyzing Finances
There’s more to protecting the health of your business than checking your bank balance. These essential skills will help you build a strong financial foundation, from basic principles to advanced strategic and financial planning.
Marketing & Branding
Before a new client meets you, they meet your reputation. From creating your own marketing strategy to using social media platforms and blogging with purpose, learn how to build a brand that tells the world why you’re great.
Supplier & Trade Relations
To turn great ideas into amazing spaces, you can’t work alone. Meet industry and trade experts, discover the latest trends and technologies, and learn how to manage high performance teams that work in harmony.
Systems, Operations & Checklists
The busier your practice becomes, the less you can afford to wing it. Learn how to streamline and systemize day-to-day operations to improve efficiency, make delegation easy, and bring consistency to your client experience.
CEU Courses (IDCEC Approved)
Now earn all of your CEU requirements from the comfort of your own home or office. Available exclusively to our Business of Design PREMIUM + Annual Members.