Agency owners have a lot on their plates. The market is changing, and it’s happening fast. Stuck between freelancer rates rising and client budgets dwindling, we’re seeing more and more agencies closing their doors. Not to mention the pressure we feel from low-priced international competitors. But fear not! By positioning your firm correctly, clearly defining your rates, ideal clients, and services, we think you will thrive.

Pitch Evaluation Worksheet

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Creative ideas can be tough to sell. You’re trying to convince someone of something that doesn’t exist yet. More than that, you’re trying to prove what value it will bring to them by working with you.

Accessing the worksheet is easy and free. Simply enter your name and email below and you’ll be automatically redirected to the downloadable PDF. We’ll also email you a copy, just in case.

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BUSINESS CONSULTING WITH CHRIS DO

Chris will give you straightforward, no-nonsense, clear advice on how to grow your creative business through strategic selling, value-based bidding, branding, and positioning.

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CORE STRATEGY KIT

Defining brands and designing websites taken to the next level. That is what CORE is all about. This is what agencies like Blind are able to do. It is not taught in school. We show you how.

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THE PITCH KIT

Stop guessing what the client wants. Ask better questions, focus your design, and know exactly what to put into your pitch.

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Check out other tools that can grow your business.

WHAT TO WATCH


We’ve selected a few must-see videos for agency owners, starting with a great Ask Me Anything with Chris Do about running your design business like a boss.

Our YouTube channel is bursting at the seams with hard-to-tackle subjects like building a great team, lead generation, closing big sales and increasing your minimum engagement. It’s all out there for you, free!

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“We’ve added a third partner, changed our positioning to a strategy-driven agency and just landed our biggest client ever – at least 5 times bigger than any before. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!”

– Elise J.

WHAT TO READ


THE ANATOMY OF A FIRST MEETING

You’ve scheduled a first meeting with a potential new client. Fantastic! What do you do next?

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ESSENTIAL READING FOR CREATIVES BOOKLIST

Here’s out list of the top books you must read if you’re an aspiring or practicing creative professional. The best books on business, design and creativity as curated by Futur founder Chris Do.

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MASSIMO VIGNELLI BEST QUOTES

Massimo Vignelli was a graphic designer, industrial designer and architect. At one point, he ran one the largest design firms in the world.

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WHAT TO HEAR


GROW YOUR BUSINESS

What steps do you need to take to achieve your business goals? How do you grow your creative business? Melinda Livsey is back for another deep dive into breaking down her goals as a creative entrepreneur.

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SCHOOL OF MOTION FOUNDER JOEY KORENMAN

Chris sits down with Joey Korenman to talk about his journey from designer to educator, and opening the online education platform School Of Motion.

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