Graphic Design Home Office


Writing a Business Plan

Jim Horan; The One Page Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur

Business Consultants

SCORE;; go to the national website to find your local chapter of volunteer business consultants, workshops, and online resources

The Small Business Administration;; has information on government grants and loans, laws and regulations, and links to local offices

Managing Finances

Suze Orman; The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke; Women & Money; read any of Suze’s books for straight talk on how to make the most of your money

Tax Preparation;; either of these make tax preparation as simple as humanly possible, while congress makes it more complex

Business Periodicals

Wall Street Journal; the venerated newspaper of business tycoons since 1882 offers reporting on current events and upper class culture from a free market perspective

Harvard Business Review; beautifully designed and chock full of the latest ideas for managing and running a business

The Economist; reports on the world from across the pond


Wired; stay on top of technology, get a peek into geek culture, and drool over their information graphics

Design Periodicals

Print; this is the granddaddy of all design publications

HOW; focuses on the business aspect of design

Communication Arts; presents the best of design, photography, illustration, and advertising from around the globe

Professional Design Business and Ethics

AIGA; a rich resource for designers

Graphic Artists Guild; specifically their Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

Government Offices


U.S. Copyright Office

Time Management

Stephen R. Covey; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The Mayonnaise Jar

Hiding Your Email Address from Spammers