I was going to recommend essential reading for planning a design business – but why do this when Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust has done the job already?
The Design Trust is a vital source of information for anyone serious about design enterprise. In this blog post Patricia recommends five essential books. As she says:
“Here is my collection of business planning books that have really helped me over the years to help design and crafts businesses in a creative way to develop and even stretch their big ideas, to set great goals through a variety of techniques, but most importantly to get them into action and turn their ideas into reality.”
Not simply listing the books, Patricia also includes excellent summaries of their approach and content.