Weekly conversations about life as a professional creative businesses owner. Brought to you by former agency owners and entrepreneurial types; Nathan Powell and Marcus Blankenship. Build a better, more successful creative business today.
EP 27 - Volcanos, the nice guy syndrome and hiring a developer
This week Marcus asks the question; "Are we screwing our business by being a nice guy/gal?". We also look at hiring... Is it possible to take on a new team member without messing up, and in my case, without playing the "manager"? All this and more on this week's episode of The Creative Business Podcast.
EP 26 - Airlines, Remote Working and Time off
This week Marcus and I talk about the power of airline companies, how taking a break from it all can leave you ready to come back fighting and the ups and downs of remote working. Is it all it's cracked up to be?
EP 25 - Customer Questions: GDPR & Proposal Terms and Conditions
Talk about the GDPR is everywhere at the moment, and with good reason. European businesses (and those who deal with Europe) are scrambling to be compliant by the May 25th deadline. We look at what Nusii is doing to be compliant and how this new law can affect even the most unsuspecting of businesses. We also dig into a listener question on rights and terms and conditions as they pertain to a proposal or contract.
EP 24 - Sales Proposals 101 pt. 2
This week Marcus and I continue the conversation about sales proposals. A few areas of special mention are: Perfecting your pricing and why listing your services is a bad idea. We look at 'Next Steps' and why your customer needs to know how to proceed. And always a point of contention... the design and layout of your proposals. Is it the be all and end all? Today we discuss this and much, much more.
EP 23 - Sales Proposals 101 pt. 1
It's all well and good to sit here and wax lyrical about building a better business, but if you simply aren’t winning that business in the first place then it's all for nought. Winning new clients is at the heart of any growing business. And in today's show, Marcus and I discuss some of the most common mistakes we see in the world of sales proposals. We want you to win more business!
This podcast is great. Very informative, I wish they would continue
Nathan host of TheCreative Business Podcast highlights all aspects of creative entrepreneurship in this can’t miss podcast. The host offers insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Much needed perspecttive for creative marketing agencies
I'm five shows in, learning a lot of important distinctions and new perspectives, when it comes to approaching any kind of client work. Great guests who have the experience in the trenches and stories that enable new understandings.