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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How to make an impact in online meetings | DBA Member webinar


When you aren’t able to meet face to face, how do the skills you need to deliver your message and engage people change? Join DBA Expert Catherine Allison at this interactive 1 hour webinar to gain the tools, skills and confidence to engage your audience in online meetings and move people to action.

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DBA Friday webinars: Navigating a new world and leadership through COVID-19


Coronavirus resource: The challenges facing agency leaders right now are profound – wearing multiple hats, managing without the usual level of team support, and navigating an opaque landscape. Watch our live panel discussion and Q&A with DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton, as we explored how to solve these challenges together.

Business skills, Financial, HR, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Risk management webcasts


Risk management webcasts during the coronavirus pandemic, from the DBA's insurance partner, Bluefin Professions.
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Access HMRC’s online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


Coronavirus resource: HMRC’s online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme launched Monday 20 April. Find out all you need to claim through the scheme and access the portal here.

Business skills, Financial, HR, Strategy development


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DBA Friday webinars: Insights to regain momentum and build your strategy during COVID-19


Coronavirus resource: In our latest DBA webinar, John Gleason, Founder & President of a Better View Strategic Consulting, offered up a host of insights and perspectives taken from survey results from over 200 clients and agencies during COVID-19 to help agencies build their strategy and regain momentum. DBA Members can access his slide deck here.

Business skills, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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How to leverage your assets for commercial success | DBA Member webinar


Coronavirus resource: Treating your intellectual assets as you would your store-cupboard and drawing on them inventively will help you add new revenue streams through what you already know, own, or have. Join Erica Wolfe-Murray, author and DBA Expert, at this member exclusive webinar, to find out how to make your existing assets work harder for you.

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DBA Friday webinars: making the right financial decisions


Coronavirus resource: Watch Esther Carder and her team of panellists from Moore Kingston Smith below, for notes and advice on accessing government support available.

Business skills, Financial


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How to add us to your safe sender list


If DBA emails do happen to slip into your junk, the best way to ensure it doesn’t happen again is to add DBA team members email addresses to your safe sender list or ‘white list’. Here we outline how you can do this on the most common email providers.

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Winning new business via email | DBA Member webinar


Coronavirus resource: Business development for agencies remains critical throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and even more so as budgets are pulled and briefs shelved. Join Kimi Gilbert, Director of Training & Development at The Future Factory, for this DBA member exclusive webinar to help your agency maintain momentum and build a more predictable new business pipeline.

Business skills, New business & client relations


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What do your clients need? | DBA Member Webinar


Coronavirus resource: Join Jonathan Kirk, Founder of Up to the Light, for What do your clients need? to learn how to strengthen your client relationships during this period of uncertainty. As both clients and agencies explore this new world together, it’s vital for design businesses to hone their approach and know what the do’s and don’ts are when communicating with clients.

Business skills, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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