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Business of Design Breakfast : Melbourne

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The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale Street

(Underneath the Wheeler Centre)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Running an Australian design business is hard.

Solo operators do everything from buying toilet paper to strategy, design and client service. Mid size studios add people management and financial juggling to the mix. Either way, time is the most limited resource.

The Business of Design breakfasts give you 90 minutes of mentoring per month. We'll discuss ways to take control of your business. It's a meet-up limited to 20 like-minded designers, run by two of Australia’s most experienced design business mentors. It's practical advice about topics such as time management through to find new business.

And we always leave 15 minutes for AMA's: 'ask me anything'. Nothing is off-limits. Pick our brains about what we know about running an Australian design studio. If we don't know, we'll find out.


I have been attending Carol and Greg’s monthly breakfasts for two years. They are tremendously informative, inspiring and welcoming. Whether you are from a large design studio or sole operator, everyone’s input is valued.

The sessions are very informal and relaxed, with plenty of opportunity for everyone to contribute to the discussion. Carol and Greg’s expertise in design business and management is outstanding, between them they have got the whole field covered. Offering invaluable insights into their approach across all areas of design. I always leave with a new nugget of practical information that I can easily apply to my business.

Adele Del Signore, Frank Design Melbourne.

Content of each session

The content is driven by the participants. If you have a challenge, bring it along so we can discuss solutions.

We've talked through challenges like self promotion: how to identify what your studio does differently to another. And how to write a design value proposition so you can articulate your different to a client. And of course new business. How to develop a sustainable new business strategy. How you can keep the clients you have an find new ones.

Ask me anything: The last 15 minutes of the session is your chance to ask Greg and Carol any question you have about managing a design business.

In the month after this breakfast we work with you via email to develop your strategy.

FAQs

Who are Carol and Greg?

Greg Branson and Carol Mackay are co-founders of the Design Business Council. Together they ran Mackay Branson design before using that experience to found DBC.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Moat is across the road from a parking venue (under QV). It is 100 mts from a tram stop in Swantston street and 300 mts from the Melbourne Central underground station.

What do I need to bring into the event?

Bring any questions you might have and something to take notes.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email carol - at - designbusinesscouncil.com with any further questions.

What's the refund policy?

We understand that time commitments change at the last moment, deadlines loom, and clients yell, but as we need to commit to numbers for the Alex, a refund is only available 7 days out from the event. Your ticket is transferable. If you get stuck, perhaps there's someone else that may be interested in attending in your place?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, once we have you registered your place is confirmed.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, we understand that commitments change. Feel free to transfer your ticket to someone else if you are no longer able to attend. We would appreciate you letting us know.

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Location

The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale Street

(Underneath the Wheeler Centre)

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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