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If You Fail to Plan, You're Planning To Fail

If You Fail to Plan, You're Planning To Fail

Read Ron Lindeboom's case study in why Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum is one of our Top 5 most visited forums.

Editorial, Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Good post is good post

Good post is good post

Tim Wilson says, "I'm always going to place my bets on the people trying to get it right, rather than the people who say it shouldn't be done at all." Creative COW Magazine's editor extraordinaire relates his musings on the latest technology and our reasons for always forging ahead into new innovations.

Editorial
Tim Wilson
Business & Marketing
Creative COW - Year 10

Creative COW - Year 10

As we enter year 10, Creative COW Foundation is launched to award scholarships & grants to students in film & media studies. Creative COW Foundation has awarded its first check for $10,000 to the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

Editorial
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Business as Unusual as Possible

Business as Unusual as Possible

Sitting tight through changing times isn't a solution. It's the opposite of a solution. Great ideas are a dime a dozen. The challenge is finding a way to earn more than a dime from them. As encouragement, here are some insights for success that I've come across lately.

Business
Tim Wilson
Business & Marketing
Small Steps to Big Success

Small Steps to Big Success

Thinking big doesn't always mean having the whole vision at once. For Walter Biscardi, it combines client service, calculated risks, and big investments - especially during down markets.

Editorial, People / Interview
Walter Biscardi
Business & Marketing
Participating in Your Own Rescue

Participating in Your Own Rescue

Your greatest tool - the one that is guaranteed to have the surety to gain you your next achievement, or to keep you from it - is there between your ears. It's in the way that you think, believe, and act.

Editorial
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Valuing Your Time

Valuing Your Time

In this business article from The Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom takes a cowish look at the story of Jack In the Beanstalk.

Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Heavy Iron

Heavy Iron

How can a creative business survive, much less prosper, these days? DigitalFilm Tree's Zed Saeed offers a possible solution that combines embracing new, disruptive, low-cost technologies, and investing wisely to add value.

Editorial, Business
Zed Saeed
Business & Marketing
Taking the Lay of the Land in 2009

Taking the Lay of the Land in 2009

In this article from Creative COW Magazine, Ron Lindeboom looks at some ideas that can help your business grow when markets are weak.

Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Business: Competing With Your Ears Wide Open

Business: Competing With Your Ears Wide Open

There is a secret to the kind of success that Creative COW has been experiencing over the years and in this article, COW CEO and lead architect of the COW's phenomenal growth, Ron Lindeboom, lays out the simple formula. It is a proven formula, one that is simple to follow. Use it. It works.

Editorial
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Client Management and The 5 Stages of Grief - Video Game Development

Client Management and The 5 Stages of Grief - Video Game Development

Everything is fine, until the client gets involved! Now there's a long list of changes to make, on the same schedule and budget. In this article from The Creative COW Magazine, video game producer, William Dwyer discusses the game development process and how it aligns with the five stages of grief.

People / Interview, Business
William Dwyer
Business & Marketing
The Secret to Success in Hard Times - Tenacity

The Secret to Success in Hard Times - Tenacity

Grinner Hester will never tell you success comes easy...or fast. After 25 years in the game, he's learned success never comes at all, unless you keep going. In this Creative COW Magazine article, Grinner discusses tenacity and how it is the secret to success in hard times.

Feature, Business
Grinner Hester
Business & Marketing
Business Advice for Tough Times

Business Advice for Tough Times

Sound business advice is more precious than ever, and you can find TONS of it from the businesspeople at Creative COW. Our very own Cowdog has gathered some of the best tips for building your business from around the COW, including getting deadbeat clients to pay you, creating strong contracts, protecting your onscreen talent from accidental explosions...and a reminder that, as far as the client is concerned, everything is YOUR fault.

Editorial, Feature, Business
Cowdog
Business & Marketing
Marketing: Staying Effective in Tough TimesMarketing: Staying Effective in Tough Times

Creative Cows Nick Griffin says that, When we are in a changing marketplace, we can go in one of two directions: we can make smart choices or dumb, knee-jerk reactions. In this article, Nick explores ways that we can make the smart choices and hopefully avoid becoming a casualty of the market malaise that is resulting from the real estate and stock market collapses of 2008.

Feature, Business
Nick Griffin
Business & Marketing
The Growing Opportunity in the Market of Non-Broadcast Production

The Growing Opportunity in the Market of Non-Broadcast Production

In this business advice article from The Creative COW Magazine article, Ron Lindeboom discusses how to take advantage of the growing market of non-broadcast production and how you can jump into new niche video production markets.

Feature, Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Real Estate Video ProductionReal Estate Video Production

In this article from The Creative COW Magazine, George Cohn discusses his real world experience in real estate video production and how 'No' gave way to curiosity - and then to profit.

People / Interview
George Cohn
Business & Marketing
Building and Running Your BusinessBuilding and Running Your Business

Okay, so youve taken the big plunge and started your own business. Youve got the office set up, youve got the cards printed...now what? In part 3 of his series, Creative COW leader and business owner Walter Biscardi tells you what you need to know to get the word out, how to manage money...and manage clients! If youre even thinking about starting your own business, start here.

Feature, Business
Walter Biscardi
Business & Marketing
Starting a Business: Four Points to ConsiderStarting a Business: Four Points to Consider

In this article, Brendan Coots addresses some of the points that users need to consider when asking ''What do I need to do to go into business for myself?''

Tutorial, Feature, Business
Brendan Coots
Business & Marketing
Blu-ray and HD DVD: The Big Dog Gets Off The PorchBlu-ray and HD DVD: The Big Dog Gets Off The Porch

Creative Cow Associate Publisher Tim Wilson wrote nearly a year ago that Wal-Mart would make the deciding vote in the DVD format wars. It turned out to be true, but its only the beginning of the story. Where will Blu-ray fit into the fast-changing landscape of home entertainment? Nothings over yet. Were just getting started.

Editorial, Feature
Tim Wilson
Business & Marketing
Tips for Business and Commercial Production SuccessTips for Business and Commercial Production Success

Are your spots persuasive enough? Operators are standing by to tell you! Tips for business and commercial production success - cash generating secrets proven in the fire! In this article from the Creative COW Magazine learn how to get a direct response from your work.

Tutorial, Business
Winston Cely
Business & Marketing
Taking Control of Your BillingsTaking Control of Your Billings

5 rules for getting paid for your creativity. The relationship between client and professional is wrought with pitfalls, frustrations and miscommunications. Save yourself from many common business problems by taking these five rules and putting them in your arsenal of business wisdom from Bessie and Mark Suszko.

Business
Mark Suszko
Business & Marketing
Promote Yourself FREE in the COW's Services Offered Directory

Promote Yourself FREE in the COW's Services Offered Directory

In this article, Kathlyn Lindeboom explains the functionality and use of our new free Services Offered Directory section. With it, you can promote yourself within Creative COW's vital half-million monthly visitor stream at CreativeCOW.net.

Tutorial, Feature, Business
Kathlyn Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Want to get paid? Make sure your client can see your work!

Want to get paid? Make sure your client can see your work!

With a nearly infinite variety of possibilities to deliver your final project to your client, there are an almost infinite numger of ways to mess it up. Get it right, and the client is happy. Get it wrong, and nobody's happy: the job's not done, and you're not getting paid. No matter what kind of work you do, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz tells you everything you need to know about output and media formats before you get to work...and before you can get paid.

Feature, Business
Aharon Rabinowitz
Business & Marketing
Your Own Business, Part 2: Setting Up ShopYour Own Business, Part 2: Setting Up Shop

In Part 1 of this series, Creative COW leader and contributing editor Walter Biscardi laid out the issues you need to address before you can answer the question, Are you ready to start your own business? If you have thought long and hard and your answer is Yes, then join Walter to explore setting up your company and getting ready to open those doors!

Feature, Business
Walter Biscardi
Business & Marketing
Your Own Business, Part 1: Are you ready?

Your Own Business, Part 1: Are you ready?

Creative Cow leader Walter Biscardi is a 17+ year veteran of broadcast and corporate video production who owns Biscardi Creative Media in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Along the way, he's learned a few things to do, and not do, in order to be successful. But before you can succeed building your business in the creative industry, you have to know: are you ready?

Feature, Business
Walter Biscardi
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Robb Crocker (1)
William Dwyer (1)
John 'Pliny' Eremic (1)
Christian Glawe (1)
Nick Griffin (4)
Richard Harrington (1)
Grinner Hester (1)
Debra Kaufman (3)
Tim Kolb (2)
Kathlyn Lindeboom (1)
Ron Lindeboom (14)
Ronald Lindeboom (1)
Aharon Rabinowitz (1)
Zed Saeed (1)
Douglas Spotted Eagle (1)
Mark Suszko (1)
Kylee Peña (4)
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