Creative Business

We're here to help you run your business — multiperson or freelance — more enjoyably and more profitably.

À la carte. Our downloadable forms and articles address hundreds of everyday business issues and needs.
Monthly. Creative Business is the only publication dedicated exclusively to help in running a creative services organization.
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Reference. The CB Business Archive Folder is a desktop library of business information and forms. And our three best-selling books have set business standards for the creative services industry.

The latest issues of Creative Business

Our March/April issue features articles on: 1) competing against multiple bids, 2) using collaboration software, 3) strengthening relationships with your best clients, and 4) the what, why, and when of change orders. Advice on: showing samples . . . hiring help . . . sales compensation . . . trademarking work . . . dealing with a misleading client . . . references for a laid off employee . . . and proof-of-concept pricing. Management tip: knowing clients' payment schedules. Order issue…

Our April (special) issue. Ever questioned how well suited you are to being a self-employed creative? CB's Self-Employment Aptitude Test (SEAT) will tell you. Based on the experiences of thousands of freelances and firm principals, this issue provides ways to measure ten specific business skills critical to financial and personal business success. Order issue…

Our new short video course—appropriate for freelancers, principles, and sales reps—covers all the essentials: planning . . . to contacting . . . to closing the sale . . . all in just 40 minutes. Learn more...


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