Are you sweating your assets?

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One of the truisms about comedy around, well, almost anything really is that it must be based in fact.  Buzzwords, and phrases that use them – like sweating your assets – really do come from a place of business sense;  and not just the sensible play of buzzword-bingo in the hour-too-long management meeting after lunch on Read the full article…

Investment Matters – Creative Industries meets Investment Finance

This summary video gives an overview of the challenges of connecting Creative Industries to Investment structures that were covered at Investment Matters in 2008. The message of the need for a bridge or a translation between the values of the creatives and the values of the investor clearly came across fairly strongly the question is Read the full article…

Using statistics to get the most out of your clients…(among other tricks)

This post is a case study from Phil Nicholas, a music industry professional managing Emily Barker (a folk artist) and running a record label to release her music. It is a time of rapid change in the music industry. Tried and tested ways of reaching customers, the products themselves and income streams for artists and Read the full article…

What’s the difference between your ideal rate and the minimum you’ll accept?

In the last post on the subject of how you price time, we looked at what your ideal daily rate would be. In this post we’ll look at how you might actually offer a range of rates (you might not publish this but you might negotiate it) depending on what the work is and how Read the full article…

How much time can you sell?

This post is aimed at those businesses who essentially sell their time (and the time of others) and looks at what assumptions you can make about how much time you can realistically sell per annum. Q1 – What would you like to earn per annum? Let’s start with the simple version i.e. a freelancer or Read the full article…