Everything’s coming up pumpkin this month, so I thought it would be a good time to review a book I read that has truly changed things for my business. This book, The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz, was recommended to me by my numbers guru, Stephanie Robl at Ten Key, Inc. Bookkeeping and Accounting. Stephanie read the book and reviewed it on her blog, so I had to check it out! The book is based on the way farmers grow HUGE, award-winning pumpkins, and it outlines a very simple process for … [Read more...]
What is a “Reasonable Price” for Creative Services?
Very often, I am asked if a creative professional I recommend is "reasonably priced." I don't know what that means. In the current market, for example, logo design can cost you anywhere from $5 to $50,000 (or more--the new Rhode Island tourism logo, which is universally hated by Rhode Islanders, cost $1 million. Yet it was designed by the guy who came up with I♥NY, so who knows? Maybe it will be a sleeper hit.) What, exactly, is “reasonable”? The definition of professional is someone who … [Read more...]