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Business Fundamentals - Mini-Course

With Ari Krzyzek and Rabeea Wajeeha 

Are you a design professional ready for the next step in your career? Have you always dreamed of owning your own business but are not sure where to get started? In this tactical 2 hour course, Ari and Rabeea will show you how to setup different aspects of your business and break down the process into simple steps to help you launch your agency with a solid foundation. 🚀
  • 2.5 hours video 
  • 6 hands-on lessons
  •  Design Agency Starter Kit 

Limited Time Offer. Sale Ends Nov 30th, 2021
Regular Price: USD $99

Enroll Now USD $79
Business Fundamentals

Freelancer to Agency Owner

With Ari Krzyzek and Rabeea Wajeeha 

Are you a design professional ready for the next step in your career? Have you always dreamed of owning your own business but are not sure where to get started? In this tactical 2 hour course, Ari and Rabeea will show you how to setup different aspects of your business and break down the process into simple steps to help you launch your agency with a solid foundation. 🚀
  • 2.5 hours video 
  • 6 hands-on lessons
  •  Design Agency Starter Kit 

Limited Time Offer. Sale Ends Nov 30th, 2021
Regular Price: USD $99

Enroll Now USD $79

Start with a roadmap to success

 
Enroll now in the Freelancer to Agency Owner course where you’ll learn foundational principles, best practices, and walk away with tangible resources to start your agency strong and take your business to the next level. Led by agency owners sharing their knowledge and experience. This collaborative teaching process results in a course grounded in lived experience and real stories. 

Mindset


Before starting to build your business, it is important to get a deeper understanding of your mindset and your motivation behind wanting to start your own agency. 
  • Having the right mindset will help you get through the tough times because you will understand your "why"
  • Helps you to take an inventory of your strengths and where you need to develop your skills further
  • Get clarity on your current situation and set future goals
     

Where you are now

Take an inventory of current skills and strengths and identify your weaknesses and gaps 
  • Helps you to better prepare for potential pitfalls 
  • Helps kickoff a journey of self discovery 
  • Builds confidence as you prepare for staring your business

Where you are now

Take an inventory of current skills and strengths and identify your weaknesses and gaps 
  • Helps you to better prepare for potential pitfalls 
  • Helps kickoff a journey of self discovery 
  • Builds confidence as you prepare for staring your business

About your Agency

Take an inventory of current skills and strengths and identify your weaknesses and gaps 
  • Helps you to better prepare for potential pitfalls 
  • Helps kick off a journey of self-discovery 
  • Identify your ideal client

Business and Legal Setup

Knowing how to set up your business and understanding the basic legal structures helps you to better prepare for potential pitfalls
  • Difference between an Agency and a Studio
  • You will better understand the different options available to you 
  • Where to find the legal guidance needed to setup your business for success 
     

Business and Legal Setup

Knowing how to set up your business and understanding the basic legal structures helps you to better prepare for potential pitfalls
  • Difference between an Agency and a Studio
  • You will better understand the different options available to you 
  • Where to find the legal guidance needed to setup your business for success 
     

Agency Setup

Identify the tools and resources needed to set up your business
  • Learn how to set up the contracts and proposals to win the business
  • Determine the software and hardware required to set up your business
  • Identify the crucial team members 

Network and Market 

Getting your first client is often the most challenging part of the journey. In this course, you will learn the way to expand your circle and find clients organically 
  • Learn ways to network for success
  • Solidify your niche
  • Build your brand 

Network and Market 

Getting your first client is often the most challenging part of the journey. In this course, you will learn the way to expand your circle and find clients organically 
  • Learn ways to network for success
  • Solidify your niche
  • Build your brand 

Requirements



Prerequisite:
It is important to understand the product development process and have some practical experience  

NOTE: It helps to have experience in design so that you are better equipped to make hiring decisions and have intelligent conversations with the clients. However, trying to make everything perfect can get in the way of progress. So don't be afraid to take the jump and learn along the way. This Freelancer to Agency Owner course will set you up for success and provide you with a solid foundation to get started.

Who is this for?


Get a jumpstart on building a sustainable income stream for your agency or studio, as well as strategies that will fuel your growth while creating impact for your dream clients.

  • UX UI Designers
  • Graphic / Digital Designers
  • Digital Marketers / Strategist

Meet your Instructors


Ari Krzyzek
Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helping women-led brands in FemTech & DTC transform their website into a platform that unlocks business opportunities. She serves as a branding, UX consultant, and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world, 1871 Chicago. Furthermore, she helps women in tech and design break into the industry and succeed in it by mentoring them for personal branding, career advancement, and entrepreneurship through Interaction Design Foundation and ADP list.

 

Rabeea Wajeeha

Founder and Chief Design Officer at The Blue Creative, a creative design agency based in the heart of Toronto, Canada. She has a broad set of skills developed by working on large-scale data-driven projects funded by the United Nations and USAID and leading projects in the mental health sector to be used by private and public sector clients. 

Additionally, she is the Founder of Teccelerator Ltd and mentors design students globally at Created Academy, Interaction Design Foundation.

Enroll Now


Set up your design agency for success by getting the blueprint that you need to get started. In this course, you will learn all the fundamentals for setting up your business and walk away with actionable steps to implement in your business immediately 

  • 2.5 hours video
  • 6 hands-on activities
  • Design Agency Starter Kit

Limited Time Offer. Sale Ends Nov 30th, 2021
Regular Price: USD $99

Enroll Now USD $79
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