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Starting Your Own Communication Design Business

In this white paper, Lara gives readers an overview of:

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• Developing a Business Plan
• Financing your Business
• Getting your EIN and DUNS Numbers
• Important Business Relationships
• Pricing and Contracts
• Acquiring the Right Equipment
• Building a Staff 
• Attracting Talent
• Marketing and Networking


About the Author:

Lara Kisielewska founded Optimum Design & Consulting in 1992 after completing a BS in Graphic Communications Management and Technology at New York University and working toward a masters’ degree in Magazine Publication Management from NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Lara co-founded Linux Magazine in 1999 and VoIP Magazine in 2004, and her communications experience in technology spurred Lara to start a second business, Xand Marketing, in 2005.

Lara is a past President of the NY Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild (2000–2004) and the NYC Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (2004–2005). She held the position of National Guild Secretary from 2005-2012 and has held the position of National Guild Vice President since 2012.

Learn the nuts and bolts of starting
your own communication design business.

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Taking your creative career to the next level means you need to be up on a myriad of topics. And as good as your art school education may have been, chances are there are gaps in your education. The Guild’s professional monthly webinar series, Webinar Wednesdays, can help take you to the next level.

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Visit our webinar archive page, purchase the webinar of your choice for $35 and watch it any time that works for you.


 

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