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 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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DBA Webinars: building your new business pipeline


Coronavirus resource: Blair Enns, CEO of Win Without Pitching and co-host of the popular 2Bobs podcast, joined the DBA in a live Q&A to guide business owners on how to build their pipeline using what is available right now. DBA Members can watch the webinar and access supporting materials here.

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Manage your time effectively when working from home | DBA Member webinar


Join Jenny McConnell, executive coach and industry expert, for a DBA member exclusive webinar to learn to stay productive while taking care of yourself and your loved ones. This interactive one hour online workshop will help you adapt to new ways of working.

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DBA Webinars: HR and staff wellbeing


Coronavirus resource: we've teamed up with JourneyHR to keep you up to date on the various areas of furlough eligibility and how you can access it for your business, reducing wages and how to manage expectations, annual leave allowance for staff, and the impact on team morale and individual wellbeing.

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Help guides on managing your team (COVID-19 HR resources)


Coronavirus resource: Help guides on managing your team and handy HR resources
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Presenting remotely with Shan Preddy | DBA Member webinar


Coronavirus resource: Many design firms regularly work remotely, but COVID-19 has made it the new reality for everyone and video conferences and presentations need to be good to get results, whether on a one-to-one call or with a virtual room full of people. Shan Preddy, Partner at Preddy&Co and DBA Expert shows us how in this DBA Member webinar.

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Introduction to DBA weekly roundup during COVID-19 outbreak: 30.03.20


A roundup of need-to-knows and support for design businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, updated weekly.

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


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