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I am a brutally honest consultant that provides business advice to creative teams. I offer customized solutions on the best way to run and manage your business. I am a fast-talker, a designer by degree, a frequently requested speaker, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, and your advocate. I love what I do and who I work with.

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Business Matters

Staffing for Success

May 20, 2015

Want to leverage and build your firm’s team, and optimize creativity, profitability, and operational systems? In this Business Matters session, you'll learn about organizational and management systems and structures that will ensure a motivated and dedicated team. Learn the difference between strong leadership and management, and discover how these skills are critical to a successful design firm.

Designers Retreat

Managing Projects and Clients for High Impact

June 25-26th, 2015

The Designers Roundtable is a community focused on empowering independent creative business owners. The retreat will enhance professional development, provide the time needed to focus, and the opportunity to take action. In two, jam-packed days, hear from speakers on hot topics that will be immediately followed by interactive working labs.

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Qualifying Clients

Emily Cohen, a veteran design business consultant and sought out speaker at top design conferences, discusses how to best qualify new clients and how to identify warning signs that they may not be a good fit for your design business.

Emily's expertise in proposal writing, new business, and strategy has been essential to our growth as a studio. We couldn't imagine running our business without her. If only she could grow a giant beard.
— Jason Kernevich, Principal + Creative Director, The Heads of State, Philadelphia, PA

Emily is a ruthless, whip-cracking disciplinarian of a design business consultant. And I mean that with infinite admiration and love. She’s done wonders for Volume.
— Eric Heiman, Partner, Volume Inc., San Francisco, CA

With Emily’s guidance, we were able to lay a solid foundation for future improvements that we continue to build on today.
— Randy J. Hunt, Creative Director, Etsy, NY

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