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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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 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 Webinars: Where now? Five pointers for strategic reflection

Coronavirus resource: In our latest DBA Friday webinar, industry expert Michael Thomson took us through a clear strategic framework for ensuring that you can truly understand the path you’re now on and are able to control that journey by harnessing the power of conscious, strategic change. Watch the webinar here.

Business skills, Strategy development

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Rules that have been relaxed to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus resource: Find details relating to the relaxation of rules around annual leave and the filing of accounts, as well as changes to patent application services here.

Business skills, Financial, HR

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DBA Webinars: 2bobs in your business

Updated 18.05.2020 Last week we were joined by two of the creative industries’ most experienced and trusted advisors, David C...

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

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Finances during COVID-19: an update for design agencies with Moore Kingston Smith LLP | DBA Member webinar

Join Esther Carder, Partner at Moore Kingston Smith LLP, for this one hour DBA member exclusive webinar. Esther and her team of panelists will update you on the policy changes, new schemes and amendments to current schemes that can affect the design sector as we move into a phase of planning for the future.

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Owning your IP: a smart way to business growth and resilience

There are three main themes to consider to help identify hidden assets within your business, and to leverage these for commercial success.

Financial, New business & client relations, Strategy development

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How to sustain company culture whilst working remotely

With teams now having been physically apart for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, here are four things to consider to help sustain your culture.
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Pantone Connect offer for the design community

Coronavirus resource: Pantone hopes to alleviate some of the stresses for their design customers and the community at large to have the ability to continue their work as seamlessly as possible whilst working remotely. As a result, Pantone has opened up its recently launched product, Pantone Connect, for free until July 1 2020. Access it here.

Business skills

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Access the coronavirus business support finder tool

A coronavirus business support finder tool is now available to quickly signpost you to loans, grants or other schemes your business could be eligible for. Access it here.

Business skills, Financial, Strategy development

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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 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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