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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about D’Alton Baker Productions? Perhaps you’d like more information about mentoring, who we are or how we can help your small business?

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D'ALTON BAKER PRODUCTIONS FAQs

DBP is a partnership between Angela D’Alton and Renée Baker.

DBP merges these powerhouses of the Australian maker community and their combined experience into a hard-working, unafraid and enthusiastic crew of two.

“We’ve created this business to feed our passion; to support the independent designers and artists of Australia with their micro businesses through mentorships and specialised services.”

Your mentors, Angela and Renée, have over 45+ years of relevant industry experience for you to benefit from between them. Find out more here.

Angela’s LinkedIn
Renee’s LinkedIn

As well as a variety of roles in their own right, they’ve worked side by side at:

Leeloo.com.au – where they gained experience in managing an online store, blog, doing design markets, setting up business partnerships, arranging four art exhibitions, and how to manage styling projects (fashion and interiors), fostering community

{twin set} – where they used their expertise to set up an online vintage store in the early era of sustainable fashion, created marketing campaigns focused on sustainability, styling vintage fashion and working with a series of models and photographers

Etsy – with a focus on seller education, ensuring seller success, executing robust marketing and PR campaigns, activating and engaging communities using social media, participating in measured data-driven campaigns, understanding online influence, creating and hosting educational workshops, participating in partnerships and stalls at design markets, high-level conference events and seminars

The Finders Keepers Markets – Leeloo was one of the first partners and therefore had stalls at every event from inception until 2012, later both Angela and Renee were employed by FK for varying lengths of time, it was there we worked together on several event marketing campaigns, PR and communications strategies, website and manual copywriting, community management, customer service, systems implementation and more.

When combined, the output of these two is far greater than the sum of their parts.

Getting Started
Business Plans
SWOT Analysis
Competitor Analysis
Risk Management Strategy
Marketing Strategy
Target Markets

Marketing
Brand Strategy
PR and Advertising
Visual Communications
Social Media and e-Newsletters
Networking and events
Copywriting

Selling Products
Applying for Design Markets
Selling Wholesale
e-Commerce Platforms
Working with Retailers
Pop-up Stall Design
Customer Service
Sales and Marketing campaigns

Systems and Tech
Website Design
Business Administration
Solutions and Automation
Domain and Server Management
Graphic Design
Creative Technology

Yes! Drawing upon our teaching backgrounds, we’ve hosted many workshops in the past and we can create a seminar that’s suited to you and your team of people. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Absolutely. Angela has appeared on several panels where she has shared her thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics. Both Renée and Angela have summoned upon their teaching experience and presented several seminars at locations such as Gaffa gallery in Sydney and NAVA. Both Angela and Renée are equally averse on topics pertinent to the Australian art and design industry.

MENTORING FAQs

There are no hard and fast rules to mentoring.

Mentorship is a relationship. Mentors guide mentees through a period of change towards agreed objectives, where the mentee taps into the experience and skills of the mentor.

A mentor has vast experience and skills in a specific field, practice, industry or vocation.  A mentee utilises the value provided from the relationship with their mentor towards their own mission at their discretion.

Mentors provide independent, objective advice whilst summoning reference to their own specific learnings. Mentors assist mentees to make choices.

In a confidential and casual setting, mentorship provides the mentee with a relationship that supports and guides them towards their own goals.

In order to ensure our overheads are kept low, and to continue providing accessible and affordable services, all of our mentoring sessions are held online using Google Meet. All instructions on required software and how to connect are provided to mentees prior to our first session.

This also means we can provide mentoring to all parts of Australia, and additionally we can continue mentoring programs while our mentees travel to various parts of the world.

To begin the mentoring process, you will start with an introductory session with both Angela and Renée.  This session, guided by DBP, is essentially an investigation into you, your strengths and your objectives.  It provides DBP with a clearer view of who you are, what you want and how we can work with you towards the goals you’ve set for yourself and your business.

This process also provides mentees with an insight into what they can expect from mentoring, an opportunity to get to know Angela and Renée, and to find out if we are the mentors you’re looking for.

From that session, DBP provides recommendations on how we think the mentorship process can best support your mission, areas of focus and desired outcomes.  The mentee drives every session thereafter and provides the topics for discussion at each meeting.

Once the mentor has a clear understanding of the current status of the mentee and their business, future discussions are entirely lead by the mentee. In those conversations mentors provide an impartial and trusted source of independent opinion and advice.

DBP works as a trusted and affordable resource to mentees, much like a well-loved textbook or content-rich website, with a pulse.  DBP can guide you, provide honest feedback, suggest methods and give you the benefit of conversational advice, all while drawing upon our experience and knowledge.

This also means we can provide mentoring to all parts of Australia, and additionally we can continue mentoring programs while our mentees travel to various parts of the world.

Contact us today to book in your Introductory Session. We will get back to you within 24 hours between Monday to Friday. You’ll need to provide us the details about your business and we’ll ask you to complete a questionnaire to help us prepare for our session together.

After our intro session, DBP let you know our recommended areas of focus.  All future sessions are lead by the mentee themselves, what they would like to discuss and the areas of the business they wish to focus on.

We sure do! We can provide additional support with our special services. Including website design, templates and resources, creating guides for your brand, helping with copywriting, social media strategy and lots more. Find out if we are who you’re looking for to help push your business to the next level by emailing us today.