Have you ever agreed to provide your services to a client in exchange for equity or a percentage of their business because you wanted to help and they couldn’t afford to pay you — yet?
Did you ever earn the reward that goes along with that risk? Or did you chalk it up to a good deed done?
Or maybe you’ve thought about investing in a client’s business but just weren’t sure whether to take the risk on this non-traditional type of arrangement?
It can work, if you know how to choose the right deals and the right clients for this type of risk/reward.
Kristian Andersen does, because he spent 10 years perfecting this business model. And that’s what this designer-turned-venture capitalist (of all things!) will be sharing in, “How to go from concept to scalable, venture-backable business,” our fireside chat-style session at HOW Design Live (May 19-23, 2016 in Atlanta).
This session is part of my new Creative Entrepreneur program and in it you will learn how to tell a good deal from a bad one, and how partnership and shared risk can bring reward in the creative community.