Creative minds often find business difficult. The 30FG Business Podcast for Designers aims to help design professionals develop a business mindset. If you’re considering becoming a freelancer, starting a small design practice or dream of growing your existing practice into something much bigger, this podcast is here to help. This podcast is specifically intended for designers in the creative fields of architecture, graphic design, landscape architecture and interior design. Each week on the podcast we interview creatives from Australia and around the world to find out what they’re up to and ask them to share their insights into just what it takes to get paid for doing what you love. We discuss their experiences of taking the leap from employee to free agent, steps to take before you make the move, thinking about the long term, choosing a business structure, dealing with taxation, collaborating with others, building star teams, determining what you’re worth and how much to charge and all other the intertwined aspects of being a designer and running a business.As you already know there are plenty of resources around that help you with the creative side of being creative, and likewise there are plenty of resources and services online and offline to help you with the business side of doing business.. but as you have probably already discovered, there isn’t much that out there that brings them together and deals with the business side of creativity. Taking a small business course at a local college or community education centre can be very expensive and time consuming. Rarely do they focus on the specific needs and nature of being paid to be a designer. We’re building a supportive community that helps each other grow, share and learn from the experiences of our peers and connect designers via in-person events around the world.