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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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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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 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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