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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DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools for your design business.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Five ways to gear your team up for a great year


Set your team up for the year ahead with these five pointers from DBA Expert Aliya Vigor-Robertson of JourneyHR. 
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Waves on the ocean: What lies beneath your performance data?


When it comes to running an agency there’s a multitude of data to stay-on top of, from cash flow to profitability, client debtor days to utilisation rates.

Business skills, Financial


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Discount code for ‘Designing a World for Everyone: 30 Years of Inclusive Design’ by Jeremy Myerson


DBA members get 20% off (+free UK postage)

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Recovery rate: are you working for free every Friday?


Understanding your recovery rate is a key area to concentrate on as your business grows. How could you improve yours?

Financial, New business & client relations


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The Balancing Act


With rising inflation and expectations around pay rises, how can you balance the needs of your business and your talent? DBA Expert, Sim Thirunesan takes a deeper look at this conundrum.

Financial, HR, Strategy development


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HR webinar from Croner


As part of your DBA membership you are able to access our HR and employment law partner, Croner's schedule of webinars. View details and register for their latest webinar.
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Shout, shout, let it all out: why it’s time to highlight your benefits package


These three simple steps can help you clearly communicate the benefits of working for your design business, beyond just the salary you're offering.

Financial, HR


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HR and employment law webinars


As part of your DBA membership you are able to access our HR and employment law partner, Croner's schedule of webinars. This currently includes webinars focused on workplace issues arising out of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. View the schedule and register your place.

Advice for clients, Financial, HR, Legal


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Confidence, capability and you: finding the sweet spot


What role does confidence play in running a design agency and winning new business? The DBA's Adam Fennelow discusses this issue with DBA Expert Ralph Ardill to get his take on it.

New business & client relations


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