I’ve been over on my blog every day this month talking about all the things for which I’m MOST grateful. One of my greatest blessings in life is sharing with other professionals in the business of design my experiences and hard-won wisdom about building a thriving firm. I inspire confidence in these designers by empowering them to fulfill their highest potential, and they inspire me by thinking BIG and sharing their hopes and triumphs.
That’s why I’m excited to announce that our first Camp Tobi Fairley event for the new year is:
Designer MBA Camp: January 8-10*, 2013
*Please note: this is a change from the originally-announced dates!
Designer MBA is a business education for design pros. In it, we share the lessons I’ve learned as a business owner in the design industry. From fees to contracts to public relations, I offer tried and true tools and strategies that can give designers the confidence they need to professionalize their processes.
- Have you been considering joining a Mastermind program,
but don’t have the time or budget?
- Have you ever wanted to engage with a group of like-minded people to discuss your business successes and failures, without the threat of competition?
- Have you wanted to learn from an expert in your field who has tested the market to learn what works and what doesn’t?
- Have you wanted to share ideas with industry peers and learn from their mistakes?
If you answered yes to any (or all!) of these questions, then you will love being a part
of Camp Tobi Fairley‘s Designer MBA Camp!
And if you just want to come alone, that’s ok too. You can sign up here!
And I because I’m SO overwhelmed with gratitude, I want to extend a very VERY special offer to you today. Right now, if you sign up for Designer MBA you can BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!! Yes, I said:
An offer this good can only last until we use up all of our “FREE” reservations, so ACT NOW and SIGN UP for Designer MBA!
To create this three-day, intensive training, I’ve selected the most crucial elements of the valuable content taught in my transformative Mastermind group consulting sessions.
Some key topics we will cover include:
Charging What You’re Worth: Fees vs. Hourly; Creating Rock-Solid Contracts and Financial Documents; Budgeting for Growth; Dealing with Difficult Clients, Making Your Firm “Lean and Mean” to Maximize Profits; What to Buy, Where to Buy It and How to Get Buying Power; When to Grow, When to Hire and When to Outsource your Design Support Needs (like CAD, renderings, etc); Getting Published; Marketing Success Strategies in Print and Social Media; Critiquing your Work so it’s Magazine Ready; Tobi’s Mega Goal Setting Workshop; and Tobi’s Top Time Management Tips for Maximizing Your Efficiencies and Minimizing Your Costs; and much, much more!
You may have heard about the results members of my Mastermind consulting groups are seeing, and now here’s your chance to learn many of those exciting and life-changing business strategies straight from me! Don’t spend another moment making less than what you are worth! You can’t afford to NOT take your business to the next level!
Hear what others are saying about their experience:
After design school, hands down, this is the best class you can take.
Tobi is so generous with her time and her knowledge. I walked in frightened about the future of my business. I knew all the mistakes I was making, but had no idea how to get out of the hole I had dug. I walked out a confident designer! I have the tools to restructure, and am rebuilding for success. Thank you MBA camp!
My biggest takeaways were:
that I can say no to clients that aren’t my “ideal client”. That I now have a system to find my ideal client and to realize that I need to be comfortable charging what I am worth. I need to think about my area of expertise and promote that area of my business. There are areas that I need to remove from the services that I offer
planning the numbers to reach my financial goals; great ideas for services that can increase $ while waiting for larger projects, defining my niche; fees and charging and being up front with screening initial inquiries; actually doing a formal presentation to show what the client actually receives
My favorite part was:
how approachable and honest, helpful and generous Tobi and her staff were
The Designer MBA Course was:
life-changing and eye-opening, especially for a small business owner
amazing, life-changing, scary, fun, exhausting, challenging, inspiring
Something I achieved in this course that I couldn’t learn anywhere else was:
looking into myself and business so deeply and in such a short time – so reflective. What other designers are really billing/making/struggling with. I love these women!
So are you ready to make this “life-changing” decision for your professional future?
Click Here to reserve your seat NOW!!
Don’t miss this hands-on, intensive, three-day training! The cost includes your tuition; transportation from hotel to camp each day; breakfast, lunch and snacks during 3 days of camp; and 2 fun evening events with drinks and hors d’oeuvres Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Need to know about logistics? Book your flight and hotel and we’ll take care of the rest. Please note, travel expenses/airfare and hotel are not included. Camp will conclude at 2:00pm on Friday afternoon October 5th, so travel from Little Rock National Airport (LIT) on Friday is recommended at 5pm or later.
You can view a list of hotels on our camp website in the right column under “Hotels”.
If you book your room at The Capital Hotel or The Peabody (1-800-PEABODY ), ask for the Tobi Fairley special rate! These hotels–along with the DoubleTree Hotel–are located in downtown Little Rock and are just across the street from each other. The limo will be collecting all of the students from this area each day, so if you choose to stay somewhere else, simply make sure you arrive promptly for pick-up!
DESIGNER MBA CAMP ITINERARY
January 8th- Pick up from The Peabody Hotel at 8am. Return to hotel in the evening after a cocktail event.
January 9th- Pick up from The Peabody Hotel at 8am. Return to hotel in the evening after a cocktail event.
January 10th- Pick up from The Peabody Hotel at 8:30am. Class will conclude at 2pm and you will be transported to Little Rock National Airport (LIT) for your flight home.
Ready to take a courageous step forward for your professional future and attend Tobi Fairley’s Designer MBA Course? Click HERE to sign UP!
Cancellation Policy – We have a NO REFUNDS policy. We will extend an in-store credit in the event of an emergency that prevents your attendance. Please note an in-store credit can also be applied to a future camp.
Tobi Fairley Design Camp thanks our event partners:
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