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Hundreds of swatchbooks in one place. That’s PaperSpecs. The only independent online swatchbook. Choose from a wide range of criteria and find the perfect stock for your project.

How to Commission Original Artwork.

From Joe VanDerBos - You know that you want a custom illustration to accompany your communication piece. You may have an idea of how it could look. How can we make art that works.?

American Express’ Open Program

OPEN: The Small Business Network from American Express is designed to provide small businesses with a way to exchange ideas and advice.

Via Basics: Estimating

Estimating is the first tool of its kind covering the print production estimating process from start to finish. It includes real-life budgeting and estimating issues with tips and answers from leading printers and designers.

Harvard School of Business Working Knowledge

The Design Council (UK)

The Design Council makes sure people in business, education and government know how effective design can transform what they do - and it gives those people knowledge and to turn design from an inspiring idea into something they can use.

XPLANE | The Visual Thinking Company

XPLANE delivers faster, more consistent understanding than any other company in the world. Time and again, we’ve demonstrated that we can quickly integrate this shared understanding into powerful sales, marketing and learning tools for our customers. We work with you to elicit internal wisdom and help build shared vision.

IDEAFLOW: Creativity & Innovation

Where do new ideas come from? What conditions are best for creativity and innovation in business and how can such a climate and culture be nurtured and sustained? And to what extent do technology businesses need to constantly create groundbreaking new ideas and products, “disruptive” technologies, and innovative ways of doing business, in order to be successful.?

Starting Your Business (from SBA)

The process of developing a business plan will help you think through some important issues that you may not have considered yet. Your plan will become a valuable tool as you set out to raise money for your business. It should also provide milestones to gauge your success.

A List Apart - Business Articles

Malcolm Gladwell (from The New Yorker)

Creative Business

This page lists Creative Business items that can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.


@issue: The Journal of Business & Design is a print publication specifically for business leaders and business school students to communicate examples of how and why design contributes to business success. The articles from each edition are available on this site.

Jim Collins

Whether you are a student of business or a student of life, this site is your personal resource to the teaching, writings and ideas of Jim Collins. You’ll find insights, exercises, articles, audio files, answers to the latest questions and a few surprises.

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