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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
Business & Marketing
Client Management StrategiesClient Management Strategies

CreativeCOW.net business leaders Nick Griffin, Walter Biscardi and Aharon Rabinowitz join Creative COW Magazines co-publishers, Tim Wilson and Ron Lindeboom, to discuss choosing clients wisely, managing their expectations with the goal of successful, and enjoyable collaboration, while striving for equitable profits.

Tutorial, People / Interview, Business
Business Roundtable
Business & Marketing
To Be or Not To Be Self-EmployedTo Be or Not To Be Self-Employed

Self-employment may be your personal path to riches and enlightenment, or it may be one of the worst choices you'll ever make. In this article, Creative COW's Nick Griffin discusses the pros, cons and realities of starting your own business and gets into some of the things that should be considered before making the leap.

Editorial
Nick Griffin
Business & Marketing
The Power of Passion

The Power of Passion

Making the most of your opportunities sometimes means knowing when not to take no for an answer. Many a project has fallen to the wayside because commonsense prevailed and the reasons to quit became greater than the will fueling the attempt. In the creative process, few things are as important as the passion and drive of the artist.

Editorial
Ron & Kathlyn Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
How To Write Press Releases That Get Your Business SeenHow To Write Press Releases That Get Your Business Seen

In this article from The Creative COW Magazine, Walter Biscardi discusses how to write great press releases to increase the publicity of your business.

Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Business & Marketing
Communicating Ideas That Sell

Communicating Ideas That Sell

Moneymaking tips from a professional advertising writer. Chances are, your business has a website. Has it ever brought you a client? Has a brochure ever won you new business? If they haven't, you are probably breaking one or more of the rules that Mac lays out in this article. Even if you have gained paying clients but still want more, then you will want to read this article - it's a moneymaker.

Tutorial
Mack Aston
Business & Marketing
How Can I Make Money In A Glutted Market?

How Can I Make Money In A Glutted Market?

In this business article from The Creative COW Magazine, Bessie gives some great business advice answering a question from one of the members.

Business
Cowdog
Business & Marketing
Finding the Way to Real Money - Full Time

Finding the Way to Real Money - Full Time

Industry pros reveal how they got ahead and ways to stay there... Tim Wilson reveals some professional business secrets video and effects artists have shared with him over the years of how they have come to make money doing the work they love to do.

People / Interview, Business
Tim Wilson
Business & Marketing
Clients or Grinders: The Choice Is Yours -- Understanding the Three Market Types

Clients or Grinders: The Choice Is Yours -- Understanding the Three Market Types

In this article, Creative COW co-founder Ronald Lindeboom explores a concept that will empower your negotiations, streamline your client acceptance policy and give you a near-failsafe system for spotting winning clients and quickly avoiding time-consuming grinders. This simple formula is so basic and easy to understand that once you see the concept, you will probably say: "I know this!" -- and you do, you see it working everyday in your business and in your life.

Tutorial, Feature, Business
Ronald Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Becoming Your Client's Voice

Becoming Your Client's Voice

Creative Cow's Tim Kolb takes a look at the concept of 'voice' -- not the narrator's voice but the actual tone in which people and organizations communicate and how to relay that 'personality' to better convey your message.

Feature, Business
Tim Kolb
Business & Marketing
Understanding Copyrights: Part 2 - Fair Use

Understanding Copyrights: Part 2 - Fair Use

In this article, Creative COW's Ron Lindeboom examines the legal mine-field that make up the Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976. People regularly make ''blanket statements'' regarding the Fair Use provisions and how they guarantee specific rights for educators, individuals, independent filmmakers, documentarians, event and corporate video producers, other content creators and individuals. But this article shows that the law is fair from clear and commercial use of copyrighted work is a trap in all but the most limited of applications...

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Dealing with Control Freaks

Dealing with Control Freaks

In this article, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom looks at dealing successfully with clients who will not let you get a word in edgewise, don't listen to you when you do speak and interrupt you in mid-sentence and refuse to compromise on any point. They also do not remember a word you said and would sometimes even rather spend a bunch of money in court than pay you what is honestly due you. If you recognize any of these traits, chances are you have a ''control freak'' on the line. Here are some tips on dealing with them...

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Understanding Copyrights: Part One -- Defining Intellectual Property

Understanding Copyrights: Part One -- Defining Intellectual Property

In this article, Creative Cow's Ron Lindeboom begins a series exploring copyrights and intellectual property rights of content creators, artists, authors and others. In this first installment of the series, he examines the history of intellectual property rights, their origins in American and British law, along with the basics of what defines intellectual properties which can be copyrighted.

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
No-Cost Ways to Increase Business

No-Cost Ways to Increase Business

In this article, Creative COW's Ron Lindeboom outlines time-tested and near no-cost ways in which even the smallest businesses -- or large successful ones -- can expand marketshare and increase their client base. The old saying is that ''Successful people do what unsuccessful people will not do.'' Here are some of the things that successful people do...

Editorial, Tutorial, Business
Ron Lindeboom
Business & Marketing
Copyright Law and Contracts

Copyright Law and Contracts

Bob Bonniol discusses copyright law and contracts as technology brings new levels to common ideas of physical and intellectual property.

Tutorial
Bob Bonniol
Business & Marketing
Copyright Law and Contracts, Part 2

Copyright Law and Contracts, Part 2

Bob Bonniol takes an indepth look at copyright law and intellectual property in this continuation article.

Tutorial
Bob Bonniol
Business & Marketing
Content Rights for Creative Professionals: Copyrights & Trademarks in a Digital Age

Content Rights for Creative Professionals: Copyrights & Trademarks in a Digital Age

As a video producer, digital content creator, and one of the leaders of the "Business Practices & Marketing" forum here at the Cow, Timothy Allen gets questions about copyright and trademark rights almost everyday. "Media Rights" is one of the least understood, yet most important matters that producers, videographers, graphic artists, musicians, and editors should keep in mind in order to sustain a healthy business.In this article, Timothy Allen takes a look at Content Rights for Creative Professionals: Copyrights & Trademarks in a Digital Age, Second Edition by Arnold P. Lutzer.

Review, Business
Timothy Allen
Business & Marketing
What is Value?

What is Value?

Creative Cows Tim Kolb takes a look at the concept of value -- Its a topic that comes up over and over on the many forums in which Tim participates. In this article, Tim discusses the various factors involved in determining value and how to know if were getting our moneys worth.

Feature, Business
Tim Kolb
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