Building a Productive Creative Business: The How & Why of Scaling

Nick Sambrato, Founder & CEO of Mama's Sauce

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10 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:48
    • 2. Class Project

      1:28
    • 3. How I Left the Garage

      2:49
    • 4. Business Practices

      5:48
    • 5. Why Leave the Garage?

      3:19
    • 6. What Kind of Businesses are on the Other Side?

      5:25
    • 7. The Golden Triangle of Business (Development, Delivery & Operations)

      6:00
    • 8. The Basics of Business Planning (Part I)

      11:29
    • 9. The Basics of Business Planning (Part II)

      9:19
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      1:04
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About This Class

Do you have the hopes of growing your freelance operation from your garage or bedroom into a something more? Well, understanding the options and their implications are the first steps. Nick Sambrato, the founder of Mama’s Sauce, will cook you up a high-level overview of scaling your creative business. Whether you’re an individual freelancer, a mom-and-pop design shop or a small business owner, Nick will help guide you through the decisions and implications around healthy growth.

Diving into three crucial pillars — development, delivery and operations — this course is an exploration of how to grow from the “garage” on sound principles in a way that’s right for you.

By the end of this 35-minute class, you’ll have an understanding of the basic components of a business plan, how they apply to your vision, and most importantly be able to decide if what’s on the other side of leaving the garage is right for you.