Creative Business

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The latest issues of Creative Business

Our May/June issue features articles on: 1) making estimating, invoicing, and cash flow your profitability trio; 2) the risks and rewards of working for client stock; 3) helping clients set outgoing marketing budgets, and 4) licensing your ideas, designs, and projects. Advice on: the future of graphic design, accounting costs, extra-effort problems, hiring a client layoff, not billing for all of an estimate, divulging profit, non-billed favors, avoiding a hiring conflict, and client discounts for referrals. Management guideline on: not confusing personal and business relationships. Order issue…

Our special April issue is about the crucial relationship between a creative firm's principal, the size of her or his business, and the evolving industry. Details the advantages and disadvantages of different sizes, reports the results of CB's March survey, "The Future of Graphic Design," and outlines options--keep business size the same?, grow the business?, or shrink the business?  Order issue…

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