Business of Design Seminars 2016 // Book NOW!

Business of Design is a dynamic seminar and workshop by leading South African design professionals, aiding artisans, designers, manufacturers and small to medium enterprises in the design and fashion industries to significantly expand local and international markets.

The design industry is one of the fastest growing communities in the creative sector. We at the DI believe that indigenous knowledge couple with design and innovative entrepreneurship are the keys to economic growth.

Although emerging talents have learned and developed creative skills, many have limited knowledge and experience on how to run a business. Business of Design is here to help. Their seminars will cover the following:

 

FOR YOU

·         managing yourself, your time, your team – being a leader

·         dissecting trends and implementation

·         inspiration, resources and design direction

·         building a unique and dynamic brand

·         growing your company into an asset of value

 

FOR YOUR BUSINESS

·         comprehensive pricing, order analysis and sales growth

·         financing cash flow, invoicing and payments

·         business and accounting systems and software packages

·         product development, licensing and copyright

·         testing, compliancy and adhering to industry standards

 

FOR YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH

·         marketing and approaching the press

·         website and online social platforms

·         approaching retailers locally and internationally

·         alternative routes to market

·         export, international standards, preparing for shipping, agents, international trade shows

Business of Design is bought to you by four key industry leaders who, between them, have 80 years of in-depth experience in the industry: Trevyn and Julian McGowan of SOURCE, Southern Guild, GUILD and Design Network Africa, and Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick, the creative duo of 100% Design South Africa and Platform Creative Agency. Laurence is a co-founder and director of Loads of Living, Cathy, a former magazine editor and Trevyn and Julian were recently voted in the 100 most powerful figures in the art and design industry by USA-based Art and Auction magazine.

JOHANNESBURG CONFERENCE
17-18 AUGUST 2016

THE FORUM, BRYANSTON

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CAPE TOWN CONFERENCE
23-24 AUGUST 2016

INNER CITY IDEAS CARTEL, 71 WATERKANT STREET

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http://www.businessofdesign.co.za/