I cannot recommend this ebook enough! So thankful to have found this at a pivotal point in my own freelance practice. With daunting things ahead I feel so much more prepared to take them on because of what this ebook has walked me through.
What a life saver!! Being a start up can be daunting and damn difficult to get everything just right. Not an ounce of wank in this read, it was absolutely relevant and relatable. The voice was honest, real and inspiring- I felt like I wasn't alone in the business of mine. Some serious 2018 motivation provided by Smack Bang!! The workbook in conjunction with the e-book is an essential resource anyone who is their own boss.
As a graphic designer with my own design studio, running the business side of things can be tricky and complicated. New creative entrepreneurs may have all the talent and passion in the world to start their ultimate dream company, but the practical reality of business is just something we don't get taught in design school. When I boldly declared to the world that I would go and chase my dream of starting up a design studio, I often found myself hunched over my computer, feeling confused, scared and overwhelmed by all the "other" stuff that I needed get right in order to build a strong scaffolding for my business. Things like legal bits and pieces, trying to work out my 5 year business plan, talking money with clients and trying to work out my ideal client were all a tangled mess in my head. This is where the Calling The Shots EBook and companion Workbook comes in. Each chapter is dedicated to one aspect of running and/or setting up your creative business. The guys at Smack Bang have done a stellar job in distilling all the information down into simple, practical steps that you can implement quickly. Its one of those books that I found myself dedicating time to each week to skill up and complete the activities in the worksheets. It has helped me get crystal clear on the longer term vision and structure for my business and is a hands-down brilliant resource for creative essentialists.
Well holy shit, that was an amazing read. I have been running my own business for 2 years and wish somebody had run me through even just half of these tips in the beginning. I’ve felt so unproductive or inefficient at times with the hundreds of different hats you wear being your own boss. This e-book has literally answered all the mysteries, relieved my frustrations and given me more direction. Not to mention really freakin’ motivated for this year!
Calling The Shots came to me at just the right time. I had been in business for six months, just long enough to get a lay of the land and have an idea of what was and wasn't working, and where I wanted to go. I was ready to truly get stuck into the business, but needed a little help directing my focus. I spent my Christmas holiday "break" working through the e-book and came into 2018 so incredibly clear on the direction I wanted to take the brand, actionable steps and a powerful marketing strategy. I would highly recommend Calling The Shots to any biz owner, at any stage of business!
MUST HAVE for anyone starting out - its basically my business bible!
It was all kinds of perfect, Definitely the most helpful, engaging and informative resource I have come across in a while. Makes working on your own dream much easier and even more fun! I absolutely loved the tone of voice used throughout the copy, super refreshing and honest. Thank you for creating this gem!
Interesting, fun and so helpful. Thank you SBD!
Everything I ever needed to know about going out on my own – it all seems so much less scary now! Would recommend this to ANYONE. Thank you Smack Bang!
The Ebook and workbook have given me the motivation and confidence I need to get my business off the ground. A small investment with big results!
This purchase was one of the best things I decided to do for my business! I am so motivated now, seeing where I can take my business. The language throughout was easy to read and relatable!
Wish I had this when I first started my business, would have saved me so much heartache!
All of my business questions have been answered! Everyone needs Ebook.