Advice for the Recently Redundant

This is the first in a series of posts for those who have recently left the corporate world and are considering their alternatives. We will make a number of assumptions about such folks including: you have 10-20 years experience demonstrable success in your chosen field and a clear skill set be it in sales, marketing, Read the full article…

What’s the difference between your ideal rate and the minimum you’ll accept?

In the last post on the subject of how you price time, we looked at what your ideal daily rate would be. In this post we’ll look at how you might actually offer a range of rates (you might not publish this but you might negotiate it) depending on what the work is and how Read the full article…

Improved project function for invoices and receipts

You can now assign invoice and receipt items to a project rather than a whole invoice/receipt. Which means that you can have a more accurate data on where every penny goes. To enable this go to SETTINGS > PROJECT SETTINGS > Option 6: Set your preferences Don’t forget to click “update” to save your changes.

design stirs lust but high-class customer service lasts

Following on from Sarah’s hotel experience in ‘Don’t over promise, do over deliver’, I spotted Graham Button’s guest post for Fast Company about his designed experiences.  After being let down by a different design led hotel he said goodbye – “They blew it, by paying the stylist more than the staff. All form, no function. Bad design.” read article… Are Read the full article…

What is a Small, Medium or Large customer or project for you?

What would constitute a small, medium or large order of your products? For example if you are a product designer with 8-10 items in your range: –    what would make up a typical small first order from a new shop? Should there be a minimum order below which it is not really worth your while? Read the full article…