I was very sad to find out yesterday that my dear friend and mentor David Hannay passed away. He had been sick with cancer for a long while so it wasn’t unexpected, but still a blow. I first met Hannay (he was always known by his last name) in 1995. I was in my early twenties and just coming out … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business Content
Sometimes the creative business life could do with a bit of a kick. We need information about what's happening in our world, or maybe we need a confidence injection from finding out about the life of another creative entrepreneur. Here we feature regular articles that explore in more depth issues of relevance to creative freelancers, as well as blog postings and videos about how to make this crazy life work.
Around twenty years ago I wrote a business plan for my fledgling production company to try and encourage a bank to give me a loan. I used a template that was provided to me by the bank, and struggled my way through a lot of questions that I didn’t really understand. In the end I created a … [Read more...]
When is the best time to become a freelancer? And how can you know when to leap? This article, reproduced here from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald My Career section, gives you some necessary pointers. When economic times are tough and employees are facing job cuts, salary decreases and an … [Read more...]
This month, we meet a very sound bloke indeed, John Harding. John is a graduate of the Freelance Success workshop, and has transformed himself from a construction site manager to a professional sound recordist with an impressive list of clients in the space of a few years. John settles in with a … [Read more...]