My friend Bobbie over at Wild Wolf Webhosting and I have long lamented the lack of really high quality resources for the “business” end of any Creative Business. In a world of $49 point-and-click web building, websites full of ready made “logo templates” and “Johnny’s friend knows this guy who can build you a website” web design, we who are trying to build and run legitimate Creative Studios and hosting businesses need to be on point and professional with our proposals, contracts and business support documents.
Enter the “Proposal Kit” by Cyber Sea. What a find! For only $197 (which is less than you’d pay for one hour with your lawyer!) you can download an entire kit covering estimating spreadsheets, contract templates, proposal samples and templates and a host of other support material all in .doc and .pdf and .xls formats.
I spent the better part of two days just going through all of the documents when I originally ordered it, the wealth of material here is immeasurable to the small business owner. In my rarely-humble opinion, this is a must have for those of us who are serious about our businesses.
Well, that’s my find for today.