Last time, we chatted all things creative within your design business. Finding your signature style, creating a killer portfolio and showing off your own brand design. Now we’ve covered the creative, we want to dig into the more practical, business side of design and bringing in clients.Read More
Your website acts as the main advert for your business and we all know by now how important it is to make it work to book clients, make sales and generally run your business. But, I get it, sometimes when you are working on things for your business or projects for clients, your website can become a little neglected and you can forget to make updates.
Well, today I have pulled together a few really quick tweaks that you can do if you have a spare few minutes which will streamline your website and make sure it is working as hard as possible for you and your business.
I am a huge advocate for working on big projects in little chunks so some of these tweaks will take you five minutes and be done, others may take a bit longer but they can also work if you break them into chunks (working on one page at a time or a section at a time). The main thing is you can work on these when you have a spare minute.Read More
One of my favourite parts of building a community around Gatto is finding lots of other designers whose work I love and who are all at different stages of their beautiful businesses. The question I get asked the most from people who are just starting up or going through a pivot is - how do you get clients?Read More
A bit of a personal post from me today and one which I’ve been flipping between writing or keeping locked up inside and that is because it is to do with the taboo subject of money.
A quick disclaimer: I’m happy to talk about money but I know it’s a tricky subject for some people. Feel free to click away from this post if it makes you uncomfortable.
Money is something which I am constantly trying to talk about more with friends and family and also publicly on my podcast. No, it’s not because I’m a nosy beggar (I promise), it’s because it is something which is becoming more and more important in this landscape of small business, freelancers and multi-hyphenated career paths.Read More
In my time as a business owner (nearly three years!) I have tried and tested a good number of tools which can help all areas of business. All of them claim to help you run your business and save you a bit of precious time - but which ones actually workRead More
Running a business is not an easy ride. It is a process of trying new things, seeing if they work, trying different things and so and so forth. I have made so many decisions as a business owner, some good and some bad, which have all impacted gatto as it is today.Read More
I could talk all day about the tools which I use for my business or the programmes which make my life easier, but do we have things which are completely crucial to our business but not business related at all?Read More
Over the past few years, I have worked with many business owners and creatives to overhaul their existing brands into something new and exciting but more importantly, relevant to the business they want to have.Read More
It’s September already, I can’t be the only person who thinks this year is going way too quickly. It’ll be Christmas before we know it! (I’m obsessed with Christmas so I’m fine with that). This month ahead is full of amazing design projects, an exciting personal project and the thing I am most excited for, my first holiday of the year!Read More
It is now widely known that having a mailing list is the best way to gather your followers in one place and make sure you can keep hold of their details even if other platforms shut down. It is a great way to keep in touch with readers, send offers, advertise services and provide exclusive information targeted towards people who are specifically interested in your business.Read More
I’m back again with my second monthly goals post and I have some really exciting aims for August which I think will really help my business and also my life in general! August is the month which will see a few really exciting brand and website launches which I have been working on for a while and also I’m working on some amazing projects which I’m really looking forward to. I’m hoping that August will be an amazing month for me!Read More
A few months ago, I was sat in front of my laptop in my dining room/makeshift design studio and in the middle of schedule some tweets I froze and then burst into tears. Very dramatic, I know. I couldn’t carry on with work, I felt down and miserable and I could feel myself getting ill.Read More