Ten Lessons Learned as a self-employed Graphic Designer

Next May (2012) will be my 20th year in business!  Many things have changed since 1992, but I have 10 specific things I’ve learned since I started my business that continue to help me succeed today.

10. Plan well and be organized.

9. Don’t do what you aren’t good at – find help!

8. Continuing Education is extremely important.

7. An empty checkbook is a great motivator.

6. Bill collecting can take some creativity.


4. Friends are more important than money.

3. Client Relationships really matter.

2. You can move a business across the country.

1. I’m braver than I thought!

to be continued…

About Becky Bayne

Becky is an independent graphic designer with over 20 years of experience. She and her husband live outside of Nashville, TN where she enjoys creative photography, gardening, and baking for her family.

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