Starting and running a business is no walk in the park. But with the right mixture of research, drive, and grit, you can set yourself up for a profitable future. Learn more about business fundamentals to get started.
You’re probably leaving money on the table. Luckily, there’s one money-makin’ approach that we know you can tackle right here, right now. Let's do this!
Potential clients *do* have options, they often *know* they have options, and you won’t get very far pretending that they don’t. You get a lot farther by understanding your competition, making yourself more visible, niching down, and leveling up.
That’s right, y’all, being found *by* your clients vs. chasing them down. We want the opportunities to come to you, to knock on *your* door.
Before you can start marketing yourself and your services to an ideal client, you’ve gotta have a strong idea of who that ideal client is, what they’re like, and what they’re looking for.
What is your superpower? Even if you don’t think you have one, we’d like to take a look with ya and see what it is that makes you, dare-we-say, Marvelous? (Don’t come for us, Disney, it’s too good of a pun!)
As creatives, we are blessed with the unique ability to just… “wing it!” Eyeliner, buffalo cauliflower, and all kinds of new creative endeavors– we can wing it, and we can do a dang good job at it, too! If there’s one thing we should never wing, though, it’s our businesses.
Ready for your most productive work day yet? CEO of Baron Fig, Joey Cafone, shares his top tips for a productive work day.
Learn how to write a web design brief to keep your projects on track, and keep clients happy. Read on The Futur blog now.
When a project goes beyond the original scope, asking for overages can be awkward. To avoid this, start to look at your time as a resource.
Feeling stuck selling $50 logo designs? Take it from us: your pricing structure won't change until your mindset does.
More than anything, your client wants to make sure their needs and wants are heard. Make sure you're listening to understand before you devise a solution.
Asking for the sale can be nerve-wracking. But before you ask for the sale from a client, there are three things you need to ask yourself.
You've scheduled a meeting with a prospective client. Now what? We break down the first two major components of a first meeting.
We’ve all been there– one minute you’re vibin’ with a potential client because you know you have what it takes to help them meet their objectives. All seems well until the convo suddenly gets a bit awkward when they hit you with… DUN DUN DUN! An objection!
Are you a designer looking to refine your business chops? Check out these ten business books all creatives need to read.
Client meetings can be intimidating, but we all have to do them as creative professionals. Here's how to take the pressure off of client meetings.
In sales, one of the most important steps to being confident is sheer humility. It's OK to not know everything when pitching to clients.
Check out our recap of our very first Futur Pro Group meetup here in LA. You may or may not catch FOMO.
What do you do when you have no work? Reinvent yourself. When times are tough, you'll have to adapt to the changes.
Meeting a client for the first time? We break down four client profiles to take note of before your next meeting.
The Futur Pro Group meets up in Santa Monica for the first meetup of 2020. Take a glimpse into how the Pro Group gets together.
Wondering how to show confidence to prospective clients? Hint: you don't have to know everything.
How do you get paid for your design thinking? Here's how to sell strategy without any design or visuals.
CEO of SalesHood, Elay Cohen, shares how to prioritize for productivity each day, and how you can start now.
Talkin’ about money is tough stuff, especially if you tend to see yourself as a designer rather than a business person. Not to worry, we're here to help you learn how to price your work with confidence!
From one creative professional to another, here are our recommendations on how to get more clients.
When you're freelancing, it can seem tough to find bigger clients when you're on sites like Upwork. Here's how you can land higher-paying clients.
We hate to be the Bad News Bears, but people straight up do not like to be sold to. Fortunately for you and everyone else in the business of selling things, people do love it when you solve their problems. So that’s what we suggest you do instead.
In this article, we’re going to teach you how to deal with the most common client objections. You’ll learn how to anticipate, embrace, and respond to every one you hear.
Referrals are great, sure, but networking is necessary. Find out how to build rapport with potential clients and take the pressure off of meetings.
Fabian Geyrhalter's sharing his process and framework to help you build a brand for yourself and your clients in 24 hours or less.
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Wondering how to get more out of your conversations with clients? The trick is figuring out how to be a great listener.
Ask the right questions to make sure you're getting to the heart of your lead's problem before you ask for the sale.
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Melinda Livsey of Marks and Maker is here to tell us how she started charging $5k for strategy. Grab your pen and paper!
If you're a creative looking to sharpen your craft or add some business chops to your belt, you might be wondering if our courses are right for you. See for yourself.
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