Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Resources

Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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Product liability: Managing the risks when launching a new product


Humphries Kirk explains how to manage the risks involved in designing and lunching new products.

Legal


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Due diligence in business acquisitions


When acquiring a business, it is vital that due diligence is conducted thoroughly. In this handy guide, the DBA's legal partner Humphries Kirk LLP explains the correct process.

Legal


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Client relationships and mistakes: What to do when things go wrong


Everyone’s human. Relationships can be tricky and mistakes never help, whether they are caused by you, the client or someone else. What should you do if (when) mistakes are made? Here’s a 10-step guide for action by Shan Preddy.

New business & client relations


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Everybody on the same (new business) page


There are so many different challenges that can affect an agency's new business success. Blair Enns explains one of the most common and significant, and why it's a good place to start to extricate your agency from a new business rut.

New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Leveraging culture for strategic success


How can you optimise your culture for your business' advantage? Sally Henderson has some valuable insights.

HR, Strategy development


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A creative professional’s progression of financial success


Blair Enns is pretty sure he can show you the levels of financial success you’ll move through in your career. Blair can’t predict how far you will go, but by reading the descriptions of the levels you’ll be able to see where you are on the journey and what lays ahead.

Financial, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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GDPR changes to HR policies, contracts & processes – templates


Document supplied by Croner, supplier of the DBA HR Helpline, giving DBA members editable templates for a 'Data Protection Compliance Statement' for both existing employees and job applicants, a 'Data Protection Policy', and a 'template letter to send to employees to confirm the GDPR changes to employment T&C's'
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Croner GDPR General HR Guidance Notes


Guide to be used in conjunction with the document "GDPR changes to HR policies, contracts & processes" to explain the various templates enclosed in that document.

HR, Legal


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Croner GDPR HR guide to completing a Data Compliance Statement (Privacy Notice)


Guide to be used in conjunction with the document "GDPR changes to HR policies, contracts & processes" to explain the various templates enclosed in that document.

HR, Legal


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Croner GDPR guide to determining a lawful basis for processing data with regards HR


Under GDPR legislation businesses have to understand exactly what information they hold on their staff (both current and past) and also on those applying for jobs. This guide talks you through how you can use (process) the data.

HR, Legal


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