I was delighted to read this article/interview by Jenny Hart about how important it is to keep accurate, current books. She’s a super-savvy Biz Miss with a veritable empire of embroidery products. Her emphasis on bookkeeping makes me feel a little more validated and a little less geeky for having taken all those Quickbooks classes.
Also, somebody (Gary Taxali) finally gave a huge company (Google) the finger (literally) for soliciting original creative work in exchange for “exposure.” It has always floored me how ready companies are to try to take advantage of creative professionals, especially those companies who can afford to pay them fairly. I have personally been asked for free products or services in exchange for “exposure” on many occasions and I don’t understand why I’m not supposed to be insulted by this. I mean, you wouldn’t suggest that a lawyer work for you for free because you’re providing them with “exposure” to the dozens of “potential future clients” watching them work in the courtroom, would you? (NY Times via The Present Group)