Creative Business

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The latest issues of Creative Business

Our September/October issue features articles on: 1) A case history detailing the crucial role cultures played when two firms merged, 2) using the traditional telephone in soliciting and follow-up marketing (includes sample scripts), and 3) how understanding client procedure speeds-up getting paid. Advice on: client requests for exclusivity … marking up stock … limiting agreements … distant prospects … cash versus accrual accounting … adjusting invoices … using a non-compete … and budget inquiries. Management Benchmark on: the expiration date standard on estimates and proposals. Supplementary download: presentation and proposal follow-up material. Order issue…

Our special August issue explains the seven mistakes commonly made by creative firms--both single- and multi-person--and how to address them: 1) insufficient or no planning, 2) relying too heavily on referrals, 3) losing the benefits of continuity, 4) having unrealistic expectations, 5) distaste for the need to sell, 6) not customizing presentations, and 7) downplaying a presentation's close. Order issue…

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