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Dubsado

I use dubsado daily, it makes my life 10x easier. I send contracts, invoices, questionnaires and design proofs to get my clients feedback. The best bit of dubsado? The client portal. Clients can log in to a portal to view everything all in one place. They are always so greatful for how easy and streamlined the process is thanks to dubsado. Get 20% off your first month or year (annual plan) with code ‘KERNANDINK’

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Contract Shop

I don’t know about you but legal stuff makes my head spin, despite how important it is. The contract shop is my favourite resource when it comes to making sure i’m legally covered within my business. It’s given me such a peace of mind knowing i’m protected. They do contracts not just for designers, but bloggers, photographers and all sorts of other businesses. 

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PolicyBee

I’m covered with policybee and I love them. They are affordable, do a wide range of cover to suit your business. I’ve never had a problem with them and always find them super helpful. Even better, if you let them know you was sent their way by me, you get a £20 cheque in the post! Just like that! Say Kern & Ink Studio sent you. 

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Design

May 4, 2019

8 Questions to ask yourself before working with a designer

Investing in branding is a big investment, just as it should be. Branding is an essential part of having a business and is just as important as every other business element. Which means it should be done well and you should invest in someone to make sure it is done well. But how do you […]

Today I just wanted to give a little insight into my design process. Whether you’re a client looking to work with a designer, you are currently working with a designer, wanting to work with me or a designer yourself, I hope this blog post gives you a little insight into the process and how I […]

Design, For designers

March 20, 2019

My Client Design Process

Today I want to walk you through why your business needs a solid brand strategy and why It can help you in your business. Brand strategy is one of the most important things you can figure out in your business, your strategy may change as your business grows. If you’ve been in business for a […]

Design, For Photographers

February 13, 2019

Why Your Photography Business Needs A Solid Brand Strategy.