Instead of… feeling like people still see you as a hobbyist, your business is being taken seriously – by other people and by yourself.
Instead of… wondering when your time will come, you’re achieving your goals – the events, galleries and shops, blogs and press you’re dreaming of.
Instead of… lying awake worrying about money, you’ve grown your sales so you can pay yourself a proper salary and start really making your business your living.
Instead of… feeling overwhelmed, you feel confident, focused and proud!
Creative business planning & goal setting
Finance & money
Growing your business
Essential marketing & branding
Events & trade fairs
Hello, I'm Patricia van den Akker
I’m a well-known creative business adviser and coach and I run The Design Trust. I’ve been working with professional creatives for over 20 years, as well as building up my own business, so I really know what it takes to make a creative business successful.
I created this Business Club to provide a learning platform specifically for businesses that want to grow. There’s lots of advice out there for start-ups. But it’s harder to get the right information to grow your business.
When you’re already super busy with the day-to-day running of your business, when you’ve got a family and other commitments, and especially when you don’t live in a big city, it can be really hard (and expensive!) to attend lots of courses.
What you need is practical, thought-provoking and strategic information. And that’s what you’ll get, from me and from the other experts who’ve contributed to The Design Trust Business Club.