The B-Side : What We Learned the Hard Way

The B-Side:

Many designers and other creative professionals fantasize about owning their own business, but the process of starting and running a profitable creative business can seem confusing or intimidating. Our B-Side programming is designed to demystify the business side of creativity with a series of presentations from local industry leaders on creating a business entity; handling finances, accounting, and taxes; writing estimates, contracts, and creative briefs; project management; client relationships; and self-promotion/marketing.

What We Learned the Hard Way

August 17th // 6:30–8:00 p.m. // Meredith College
Art History Lecture Hall//Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center 

Please join us for our B-side finale, more to come in 2017!  For our grand finale join Woody Holliman as he moderates a panel discussion between 5 owners of local design agencies to sharing their personal stories about starting and running a creative business—the challenges, the rewards, as well as the unforeseen disasters. 

They will discuss what inspired them to start their companies, strategies they used to keep clients happy,and things they wish they knew before they decided to open thier business. If you have ever thought about being a creative entrepreneur or if you are one, this is a great opportunity to hear from creatives who have been there and done that. 


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a list of attendees. 

Where do I park and is it free?

Yes, parking is free.  Park in commuter parking lot 4 or lot 5.  

What is your refund policy?

If you cancel:

Cancellations received within 3 days of the event may be eligible to receive a full refund minus Eventbrite service fee.
Cancellations received 48 hours before the event will not be eligible for a refund.
Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail, and must be received by cancellation deadline.
Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.
Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

If we cancel:

AIGA Raleigh reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If AIGA Raleigh cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund minus the service fee. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. If an event is canceled or postpone AIGA Raleigh will send an email via the email address used to register and be post to their Facebook Page.

When & Where
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Meredith College
Art History Lecture Hall // Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center
Raleigh, NC 27607