Register now for Center for Practice Management webinars
AIGA Center for Practice Management webinars provide insight and hands-on tips for handling the most pressing issues facing business owners and freelance designers today.

Led by AIGA board member Shel Perkins, each session will begin at 11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern and last 60 minutes—including a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

These online seminars are offered exclusively to AIGA members for $55 each, or $270 for the entire series. Sign up for one or all:

March 19: Income Taxes for Freelancers
Whether or not you’re new to freelancing, chances are that you have some questions about how to calculate and report your income taxes. This is the place to ask!

April 22: Copyright and Trademark Basics
Understand and protect your intellectual property with this overview of two core issues for design and marketing firms: copyrights and trademarks.

May 26: Terms and Conditions for Design Contracts
Every time you perform services for a client, you have a contract whether you know it or not. Find out how to make sure that it’s fair.

July 2: Calculating a Freelance Rate
Many designers spend at least part of their careers as freelancers. How should you go about calculating a fair price for your services?

August 5: Insurance Basics for Designers
Chances are, your office won’t burn down and your employees won’t be seriously injured while scanning slides. But as a prudent businessperson, you must arrange for adequate protection, just in case.

September 8: Setting Rates for a Firm
This webinar will explain and contrast several approaches to calculating a standard billing rate that are widely used by creative companies.

(Curious to see what the webinars are like? Watch the free “Good Advice for Bad Times” archived presentation.)

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable business insights from Shel, a successful designer, design manager and consultant to creative firms. Register today!

By Robin Tooms
Published March 9, 2009
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