The time has come for me to step away from Businessology.
Two and a half years ago, my friend and CPA Jason Blumer asked me if I’d be interested in starting a podcast with him about running better design businesses. Since then, we’ve done 35 episodes over three seasons with almost 100,000 listens about topics ranging from pricing to positioning to business models and a lot more. We even did 2 in-person events in New York and San Francisco where we got to spend a full day with agency owners, chatting about ways to do better work and make more money. We’ve had incredible sponsors that believed in our content enough to support what we’ve done. Best of all, we’ve had incredible guests whose stories and experiences really made the show a joy to create.
And now, I’ve run out of things to contribute to the show, so it’s time for me to move on.
Jason will continue to run Businessology and really step it up in terms of being as valuable as it can be for design business owners. I have yet to meet anyone with more passion for helping business owners succeed than Jason. He was crucial in giving me the confidence to start and run SuperFriendly, and I’ve seen him do it for countless others.
As for me, I’ll continue to try and help design businesses in other ways. I’ll be beating my value pricing drum at places like the Digital PM Summit, and I’m still writing my pricing book (more info on that soon). I’m also gonna focus even more effort on coaching design shops, design teams, creative directors, and designers on how to be more effective at their jobs, so drop me a line if you or your team could use a little kick in the pants.
If you’ve been a loyal Businessology listener, thanks for all your support for the last three seasons. And stick around, because Jason is going to be really doubling down on it. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you’re in for a treat.
And hey, if all goes well, maybe Jason will have me back on the show as a guest.
Check out Jason’s post to read about where he’ll take the show next.
Thanks for listening!
Join 30,200+ subscribers to the weekly Dan Mall Teaches newsletter. I promise to keep my communication light and valuable!