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.
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 features articles on: 1) ways to improve your e-mail promotions, 2) a branding satire, 3) the when and how of employee profit-sharing plans, and 4) combating the overcommitment syndrome. Advice on: file ownership, inactive clients,quick cash, invoice separation, regaining a client,estimate updating, dumb requests,and special client treatments. Management Benchmark on: after-hours time when calculating billable efficiency. Supplementary downloads: profitability metrics, buying in and selling out of a creative business, a burnout test, estimating worksheet, and solicitation letter. Order issue…

Our special August issue presents four case studies in overcoming business challenges: 1) avoiding the need for a start-up to play pricing catch up later on; 2) how a poor arrangement can threaten a successful partnership; 3) what can happen when neglecting to watch a business's metrics; 4) getting caught in the "gorilla client" trap. Order issue…

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