Shaping

successful

businesses.

Offering sound business advice, training and consulting services to creative entrepreneurs and business owners to rapidly and securely grow their businesses, develop their management potential, increase profits and find a work/life balance.

What We Do
  • Coaching

    Building your own creative firm is not easy; it’s a labour of love.  You don’t have to do it on your own.  We specialize in working with principals, owners and partners of creative firms providing guidance, experience, accountability and support to help you shape a successful future.

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  • Consulting

    As a smart hard-working entrepreneur you will no doubt have recognized areas in your business where you need external expertise to overcome specific obstacles.  As businesses grow, they outgrow their business skills.  This isn’t something to hide away but to accept and address.

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  • Courses

    Wherever you are in your career, fresh out of college, a freelancer, starting your first design firm or preparing for a graceful exit we believe you should have access to quality information to make running your business easier. Not everyone needs full-time coaching or specialised consulting so, we offer a variety of free and paid options.

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From the Blog

Selling Design To Bigger Companies

July 24, 2017 | Sales & Marketing

SELLING DESIGN TO BIGGER COMPANIES When you run a  small  firm,  working with big or bigger companies appears very attractive. But selling design to bigger companies is NOT the same as selling to small owner managed ones. We often think of big businesses as being organized, cash rich, having great systems, a strong design aesthetic […]

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Get Fit For Business

April 18, 2011 | Strategy

Get Fit For Business One of the most frustrating experiences as a business coach is to be called in to help failing businesses.  I often wish I had been called in a year earlier. A staggering 66% of micro businesses in Canada fail within 5 years.  Here are some of the symptoms of upcoming failure: […]

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Testimonials

Nick helped us take our business from a generalist, take-anyone-who-walks-in-the-door design shop to a targeted, niche-oriented company with a clear, multi-year plan for our business development and growth.”

Leif Miltenberger, Partner & Business Director, Hired Guns Creative

Get in Touch

Whether you’re an independent designer or an international marketing company, every business planning on moving forward needs a strategy. The growth of your business can start today with our one hour free consultation.

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