A Lesson in Making Budgets
Its not all about money not completely at least The Executive Producer at House of Sticks told me that they usually make a project budget based on 3 questions: Do I want to work with them in the future? House of Sticks sees that it would be worth making less money if they were to…
Realities of Running a Business
Creatives are typically very good at being creative and very bad at running a business. Here are some good tips on how to stay on top of what keeps you employed. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Focus Growing an audience Whether your business is already up and running, or you are just finalizing the details with your first…
Making a Business Plan
A solid business plan is more than just a means to go to a bank and try to get a loan. A good business plan forces you to think through your endeavor and do a little planning. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Don’t make it for the bank, make it for you A business plan. This is often…
Taking on Debt
A simple few suggestions about when to take on debt and When to Avoid It. Know whats up. Video production is expensive. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] The good the bad and the ugly Debt…we all cringe at the thought of carrying it, but when you are growing a business or working as a freelancer it can be a…
Contacts to Clients
A little insight into turning the contact list into paying clients. It’s not easy, but doable. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] People pay the people they want to do business with Obviously, one of the biggest parts of building a successful business is to get more clients. Its business development and it can feel like you’re stuck in…
Its essential, but hiring creative people can be like herding cats if you’re not careful. They’re just different and by different, we mean crazy. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] You get what you pay for Paying for creatives is something that seems to generate a bit of confusion. A lot of business owners are not sure that they…
Setting Your Price
A little bit of insight on how to charge what your services are worth. After all we can’t live on dreams alone. Make some money Freelance workers or business owners looking to take things forward face one major challenge: setting their price. It is very difficult to put a price on your work or services…
How much does a video cost?
Here is a simple guide to help you determine what will go into your video production and some tips on how to effectively scale your budget. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Why the heck does it cost so much? Simply, Video equals day rates. Asking such an open ended question as”how much does a video cost?” is a…
Creatives Working in Corporate America
It may end up being a great means to an end. Its not glamorous but it pays the bills. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Dallas Texas is full of big corporations. Take advantage. It could be good for you. Many people feel that working in a corporate setting may prevent them from achieving goals. After all, the corporate…
Why Pay for Creative?
Just like you are attempting to become the best at what you do for a living, so are creative people. Don’t take lightly their desire to please, aim high and accomplish the impossible. The trick is finding a good one to work with. [eightcolumns class=”centered”] Paying for creative work could be the only way forward….