What to do before contacting a designer

A lot of times people come to me when they have a business idea and I am always really excited when people share it with me. However, the crucial part of setting up a business isn't a logo or website. The most important thing is to figure out what you want and how to do it! So if you come to a designer without really knowing what you are looking for, it's going to be hard to communicate what you want.

I provide a brand discovery book and a questionnaire to find out what your business is about and how I can help you. However, a few times I have worked with previous clients they are scattered with their ideas. 

 
 

Your first steps:

  1. What makes your business unique
  2. What's your niche and target market
  3. What do you want to achieve and what is your mission
  4. What parts do you enjoy doing and what do you need help with
  5. Do you need to learn a new skill
  6. How will you sell your product and services
  7. Have a name! Post on how to find your business name will be coming soon!
  8. Find your tagline: a sentence that describes what you do and how you help you target market
  9. Create an elevator pitch: make sure that you can explain what you do easily
  10. Have a few clients first. You might have to help a few people our or produce a few products before getting more clients
  11. Define each of your services or products
  12. What's your process: write down each step when getting a new client
  13. If you need a contract make sure everything is clear and check with a lawyer
  14. Set up your business! Countries do this differently so search up someone who can help locally
  15. Find an accountant to help you with creating a system