Good vs Bad… A creative industrialist , has several constituents, including colleagues, customers, B2B clients, B2C clients and consumers of those B2C Clients. There is no rule that demands they be “nice”, that is simply common courtesy extended to others. An entitlement to their contacts, knowledge and time is a disrespect to their person.
I explore the realm of “mom & pop Creative in a digital age. On this blog I try to address issues from that perspective. Lately I’ve had to be more selective in responding to request. This has not met with favor from some … “WHY” or more accurately “Why Not?” and in some instances I’ve felt guilty. Time is limited and some request simply were not inline with my professional or personal beliefs.How do you handle a request to help a creative, who as been rude and arrogant. With increasing demands on my time how do you handle request when creatives refuse to furnish their info or play games. Time is limited. my time is limited.
I will not waste the time of others by referring such… yet this is the nature of the niche. Many are so arrogant they refuse to acknowledge that at some time they will need others. Not showing up, when promised, often without any warning. Not reading their business correspondence. not having their sales and marketing collateral on the ready.
I now simply choose not to accommodate such.
It is more difficult when it comes to those who are supportive of me but their request at the core goes against my values. after come debate i opted to be honest.
“I’m sorry,” I wrote to one colleague, “I support you but I do not support “fashion shows”. To another “This event has many issues I question about their deficiency and even “how’ the money raised is used, I cannot support this. They actually are understanding. Those were the simple clear cut choices. Support the Individual to whatever extent I can.
I chose to explore this site from the perspective of a local business person. What are their need, their options. what functionality do they need… and now what responsibility do they have. Where and when do you state those tough values.
First up I realized I had to establish a clear cut value system and policy for myself and inform other of them. This will need to coincide with my business and professional goals. I for example, love connecting individuals, I do not yet run a referral service, introductions are not a business service. In an evolving look at serving this marketplace the question is where and how do you handle this. In small local shops you see cute signs posted. what would that look like online
I created “The BADASSE LIST” so that others can add their contact info to be shared…
I also decided to add a FAQS Section to organize answers to questions. I will address these … as need arises.