Britain’s next top business model
From running a design consultancy along familiar limited company lines
to setting up a joint venture with Penguin to explore novel work patterns,
Ben Terrett of the Really Interesting Group knows a thing or two about
business models. A new enterprise backed by Channel 4’s venture capital
arm and a partnership that links people with non-design skills are just two
of the organisational hats Ben wears.
Is all this entrepreneurial activity driven by the downturn? Yes and no.
“I don’t recall benefiting from the world’s biggest boom,” Ben says, “so
I don’t think it’s fair to make generalisations about the planet’s deepest
What does a new model mean?
How might new charging models work?
How would they affect the way you do business?
Why do designers need to love balance sheets as much as printed sheets
if they want to make their business a ‘business business’?
Says Ben: “This session explores the practice – not the theory – of
different business models and hopefully you’ll discover something new.”
When & Where
Designer Breakfasts is the hub for people who own or work in small creative businesses. It stages monthly events and has an online forum where designers can stay in touch. It is a collaboration involving design businesses Abrahams and Tatham Design, and communicators The Ministry of Love.
Visit www.designerbreakfasts.net for more information.