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How to put creativity at the core of your business

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How to put creativity at the core of your business

Returning to tried and tested ideas is the easy option when you're feeling tired, time’s a ticking or the deadline is looooming. But what if you took a giant step back and thought of another way of doing things. Perhaps you recognise there is a need for reinvention, you’ve started questioning the old ways of doing things, imagining new ones and you need a plan to get others on board. 

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How to choose a designer

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How to choose a designer

After exploring the topic of whether designers should be friends with clients, or just friendly recently, it’s a good place to lead from and discuss how to choose a designer to work with.

You’ve identified a business need for a designer - perhaps to create a brand identity, re-brand an existing one, launch a brand magazine or design a website - but how do you go about finding the right person to fulfil that need?

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Moving to a co-working space

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Moving to a co-working space

After almost a decade working from a home office and loving doing so, I’ve decided to switch things around and move into something more akin to a co-working space for part of the week. You might be thinking well that sounds very ‘on-trend’ but here are the real motivations behind the change:

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Lessons learnt looking for laptops

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Lessons learnt looking for laptops

I went laptop shopping a few days ago. This is not something I do often so quite frankly I was a bit excited and clearly an interested potential purchaser when I headed into my local independent Mac shop. Entering the empty shop (bar 3 staff), we headed purposefully for the 2 models I was interested in. 

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What are the tricks to a good meeting? 

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What are the tricks to a good meeting? 

Make them fizz! No, I’m not advocating cracking open the bubbly for every Tuesday morning meeting. I’m talking about the feeling that’s created in the room, the simple pleasure of meeting face to face, leaving with a smile on your face and a brain sparking with new ideas.

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