What's a Kill Fee in the Creative Industry?

Seventeen years ago, I got my first paid website design project – a trucking & warehouse company based in Sparks, NV. They wanted new photos of their trucks, warehouse, and offices. Naturally I hired a professional photographer a couple of weeks in advance. The day before the shoot, the client called and had to re-schedule. … Read more

Intuition isn't stupid, I am

Intuition isn’t stupid, I am. If I date the wrong person, I’m to blame. I’m the full-on sucka! I have 6 senses to help me navigate all this shit. SIX! If I can’t make a “should I stay or should I go” decision with 6 senses stabbing me in the face all the time, I’m a complete moron!

Customer service – Not just for customers anymore

Customer service is one of the new frontiers for intimate relationships, as well as family and friends. Customer service isn’t just for customers and social media – it’s for your marriage, your business partners, your employees, your vendors, your co-workers, your family and friends. Customer service is YOU being nice to the cashier who’s having … Read more

How To Be Happy In Business – Venn Diagram by Bud Caddell

By Bud Caddell I’ve been working at start-ups and small businesses since I was 14 years old. My father and his father before him owned and operated their own small businesses. There’s something about the fight for survival for a small team that’s coded in my DNA. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy working … Read more

Public Speaking Can Be a Lucrative Path to More Business!

Give a speech. Win a client. As simple—or even scary—as that formula sounds, a host of entrepreneurs have found that conquering public speaking can be the route to more contacts and customers. Impressing people with your expertise at a conference, in a classroom or over the radio can sometimes win more business than making sales … Read more

Executive coach – Justin Tadlock: "Some Thoughts on Success"

Starting your own business It’s one thing to try and convince your family that you’re doing the right thing. It’s an entirely different beast trying to get other people to take the plunge with you. Motivation is key If you’re not entirely convinced you can be successful, you won’t be. The thing people most often … Read more