Creative Business

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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.
Personal. We provide telephone or e-mail business advice on request within 24 business hours.
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 July/August issue. Articles on: 1) how most clients' brains are wired a little differently from creatives', 2) the fast-growth alternative--merging your business with another, and 3) six alternative responses when clients don't give you enough info to prepare an estimate. Advice on: font licenses, applying metrics, production-to-media ratios, guarantee requests, employment contracts, referral etiquette, and home office meetings. Management Benchmark on: repeat to new business ratio Order issue…




Our August (special) issue lays out five elements for successful new business presentations: 1) ensuring differentiation from competitors; 2) the importance of staging; 3) the elements of a successful portfolio presentation; 4) why a process presentation is better for some prospects; and 5) how to increase your odds by the way you close. Order issue…








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