As the title says, tonight I’ll be appearing as a guest on the Pokin’ Holes podcast brought to you by the DART Boston group. In essence, DART Boston is an organization founded to help young entrepreneurs in the City of Boston connect with and learn from each other. Tonight’s podcast episode should be up on the web by 9PM. Then all of us will head out to Match on 94 Massachusetts Avenue for a wrap party.
You may remember that Pokin’ Holes is the same show which featured Swagger Paris, one of The 42nd Estate‘s clients, two weeks ago.
Tonight’s episode will feature dm Design, a print and web design company. dm Design was created in 2005. It’ll be interesting to give advice to a company competing in a similar niche as The 42nd Estate (we do web design but with a focus on blog designs for WordPress, no print design).
Here’s a few questions Dave Deblasio, the founder of dm Design, hopes to have answered on tonight’s Pokin’ Holes podcast:
- How should he determine the price point of his design services?
- How can a design company like this scale? Will this be a lifestyle business or a growth start-up with a potential exit?
- With so many other designers out there how can he differentiate DM Design to be a recognizable quality brand?
I’ll update this post with a link once the post is up. See you at the wrap party at Match!
3 responses to “Panelist on Tonight’s Pokin’ Holes Podcast by DART Boston”
I’ve heard of dm Designs. I’m sort of in the same boat as them except much smaller =)
That should be interesting. I think it’s so weird to think of exit strategies, for me personally, I feel like my business is like another child. I definitely don’t want to give it up. And if I did want to give it up, nobody would take over a photography business unless the name changed, and lots of other things.
Same here Dave. I’ve often told people that if I were to win the lottery today, not much would change. Aside from taking a vacation or two, I’d keep doing what I’m doing now. I’d hire a few people and buy/rent a swanky office, but otherwise it would be business as usual.
The feeling that your business is like a child sums it up perfectly.