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March 31, 2017

More than a bill… An invoice is a chance to leave one last impression with clients. It can remind them of your professionalism, energy, and skill. Creative professionals know how daunting the blank page can be. Beyond a piece of paper, blank pages make visions into reality, leave an impression, and even change the world….

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February 27, 2017

Creative agencies differ from other businesses because they grow from artistic talent. The nature of creative agencies, especially when they are young and/or on the smaller side, is experimentation, trial and error, and research. Unfortunately, not all of these agencies have the cash flow to invest in their businesses and provide resources for new creative talent….

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February 16, 2017

Past due invoices sap your motivation. You work hard to build things your clients will love. If they leave unpaid invoices it can feel like getting punched in the gut. Learn to identify clients who likely won’t pay invoices, use technology to get paid fast, and how to manage the collection process if needed. In the…

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February 3, 2017

In our previous post on invoice design, we examined “the moment” when creative agencies hand over the invoice to their clients. That piece of paper or, more likely, downloadable e-mail attachment, is more than a business transaction. When clients choose to hire a creative agency they are agreeing to a collaborative process. Often, clients work…

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December 21, 2016

The moment you hand an invoice to a client is more than a business transaction. It is the finale, the ritual ending, and final step to the creative process involved in that individual project. It should be seen: as part of the creative process. Just like time tracking and project management, invoicing deserves the same intention…

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