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The Best Place to Locate Your Freelance Design Business

The Best Place to Locate Your Freelance Design Business

Grant Friedman

Have you ever thought about how the city you live in affects your freelance design business? If you are like most freelance designers, you have probably fantasized about making it big in the industry. You may have seen advertising and design glamorized on television shows like Mad Men or Trust Me. You may have even thought about moving to Chicago or New York to advance your career but what you may not realize is that every city, state, and country will have pros and cons in terms of its friendliness to the design community. In this article, I hope to point out some of the obstacles that you might confront setting up your freelance design business in the city that you live.

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Most people don’t make a conscious decision to locate their freelance design business in one place or another. In fact, most people choose to start their freelance design business in the town that they currently live. Most small businesses start out this way. They open up shop wherever is most convenient. In many cases however the decision to locate your business in one location or another can have serious consequences on its health and viability. For instance, a restaurant might thrive in one location but fail just a block away. Needless to say, in business, these decisions are taken very seriously.

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