My 4 Best Free CAD Packages Review

credit: flickr.com/nanagyeiFree is a much discussed topic. After all because everyone is so attracted to the word free, software manufacturers will market their products as this. There soon follows a pay button to which obliges users to follow to begin using the product.

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Top 4 Freelancing Mistakes Which Will Cost You Money

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When I ran my business I found it an extremely rewarding process. The fact that I wasn’t obliged to work for someone else in a 9-5 job, motivated me to work more. I would start work earlier and often work late into the night. My work was my own and so was my time. Continue reading “Top 4 Freelancing Mistakes Which Will Cost You Money”

How to Change Your Life – a Users Guide

shoes A little over 4 years ago I changed my life completely. Along with my wife, we abandoned the life we had in Australia, along with its security and stability to go to live in France. We sold almost everything we owned. What was left fitted into a couple of packing crates. Continue reading “How to Change Your Life – a Users Guide”

6 Steps to Becoming a Super Positive Winner

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Do you see yourself as a negative person or a positive one? A glass half full or a glass half empty. I find it’s not so black and White. I have been trying to run the rule over myself a bit lately and think that I am somewhere in between. Positive on some areas but certainly not about everything. I am critical of others from time to time as well as with myself especially when I see mistakes that could have been avoided. Continue reading “6 Steps to Becoming a Super Positive Winner”

8 Hints To Increase Client Rapport Immediately

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Why do some designers get all the best work while others are only thrown the scraps from the client’s plate? Here are 8 tips to help improve your client relationships over the long term. Continue reading “8 Hints To Increase Client Rapport Immediately”

6 Ideas To Save On Start-up Costs

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So you have decided to finally go-out alone. Scared? You should be! This is where it gets tough. Much tougher than when you could hide behind your computer all week. This is where you need to go into offices packed with successful business people, sell yourself and win. Good luck you’re gonna need it! Only kidding… Continue reading “6 Ideas To Save On Start-up Costs”

4 Secrets To Keep Clients

trustDid you know that it costs you more money to find new clients than it does to keep them? The clients you have now could be the future of your business for years to come. They can come back for repeat sales. They can refer their friends and family. Continue reading “4 Secrets To Keep Clients”

5 must dos before starting your design company

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Before I ventured into the world of business, I realize that I was a bit of a novice. Despite my years of design experience, I didn’t know where to begin with all of the tasks which go hand-in-hand with starting a business, I had previously taken for granted. Continue reading “5 must dos before starting your design company”