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Talent Is Not Enough: Business Secrets For Designers, Second Edition by Shel Perkins

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Chapter 07: Becoming a business

The transition from being a freelancer to being a design firm involves a number of important steps. This chapter is an overview of the various start-up requirements for small businesses: choosing an ownership structure, choosing a name, dealing with local business issues, and, lastly, becoming an employer. As you go through this transition, you’ll encounter a variety of challenges for the first time. The process will be much easier for you if you seek out and use expert advisors.

If you’ve been successful as a freelancer and you enjoy independence, you may want to establish your own small design firm. Usually this does not happen suddenly — it involves a gradual shift away from subcontracting and toward direct ...

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