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Freelance Success - Make the most of your talent
Peter Savage I was reading the back page of The Sunday Times this morning an article by Luke Johnson of Pizza Express fame (though that description doesnt do justice to this serial entrepreneur and business investor). Todays article was about how to get rich quick. Interesting, I thought, as it made me think of all the people I know who have exactly the opposite wish for their lives. I am talking about freelancers, especially designers, editors and cameramen, who sometimes have that terrible problem ¦ having too much work. And, yes, that can be a problem. Lifestyle, not riches
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Listening and the art of conducting the perfect meeting
Peter Savage Every year, in January, I like to look back to see if I can find a small gem of information, gleaned during the past year of my 30 years in finance, that I can attempt to pass on, sometimes poorly, to our newest members of staff. Today I was asked by one of my team what was the best advice I had ever been given.
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The Pitfalls of buying second hand kit
Peter Savage Peter Savage shows you how not to get caught out when buying second hand kit.
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Be bold be brave but get the basics right
Peter Savage Peter Savage talks finance
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Peter Savage writes his Christmas wishlist
Peter Savage This year has been a funny one, with a lot being promised and not a lot happening in the TV world.
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The impact of depreciation with Peter Savage
Peter Savage Maintaining an accurate valuation of your business and its assets will benefit you for the long-term as Peter Savage explains.
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Peter Savage asks: Is the 1980s vision still relevant today?
Peter Savage In the late 1980s, the whole of the broadcast world changed for what, I believe, was the better. The BBC introduced Producer Choice, which meant that commissioners of programmes were for the first time allowed to look outside the BBC to make programmes.
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Peter Savage looks at what IBC may have in store for us
Peter Savage The broadcast industrys shows are so much more than whats on show and, yes, it is worth spending time in the bars as Peter Savage explains.
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Peter Savage looks at corporate entertainment
Peter Savage Peter Savage looks at the rules governing corporate and staff entertainment and challenges female readers to make him eat his hat.
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Summer Time is Festival Time for Peter Savage
Peter Savage Peter Savage reflects on past innovations, and changes to come, through two great British sporting events: Wimbledon and a game of Pooh sticks.
Tags: iss079 | summer | festivals | azule finance | cvp owner | investment | funds | glastonbury | supply chain success | Peter Savage
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Finance - the shooting season with Peter Savage
Peter Savage The shooting season has started and, with it, the weather looks (well, this week at least) as if we could at last see some summer. The light is better, the days are longer, and the summer sports programme has kicked off with the French Open, the Derby and the cricket tests.
Tags: iss078 | finance | azule | shooting | filming | loan | season | late night viewers | biking | flexibility | mark mccormack | assets | Peter Savage
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Peter Savage declares what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas!
Peter Savage The annual trip to the Mecca of American partying is over for another year and tired and emotional UK broadcast workers have wearily made their ways back to base. As I keep explaining to my staff, it is a tough trip that requires enormous amounts of stamina.
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Final furlong of exhibition season with Peter Savage
Peter Savage Well, here we are again, approaching the final furlong of exhibition season having back-to-backed BVE and CABSAT, and now planning NAB and, yes, my liver feels as though it is approaching the final fence at the Grand National.
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4K or not 4K, that is the question
Peter Savage Peter Savage goes all literary to show how our industry draws on Shakespeare and Keyne.
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A LONG VIEW BACK AND FORWARD
N/A Peter Savage looks backwards and forwards to assess our industry, taking a uniquely long view Well, here we are again. Its the end of the year and with the usual party invitations means Christmas must really be upon us. So, in timely annual fashion, I have an opportunity to look back at 2012 and forward to 2013 for all things broadcast.
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HOW AND WHEN TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
N/A In the first of two articles on diversification, Peter Savage offers advice on building your business by diversifying within your existing business and market
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CHASING THE OLYMPIC DREAM
N/A As the Olympics are over, and as it will soon be the end of the Paralympics, it is time to summarise the effects the Games have had on the country. The feel-good factor has been astonishingly high bringing with it a new or, rather, renewed pride in knowing that when it comes to putting on a jolly good show, we know how to get it right. Self-deprecation, humour, wit with even HM The Queen sending herself up muddled with subtle and not-so-subtle commentaries on modern life, all make outsiders think of us as intellectually rigorous and slightly bonkers. Its a fair summary, wouldnt you say?
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SPORT GB AND IBC 2012
N/A Peter Savage has sobering thoughts about the Olympics and Paralympics while looking forward to a beer or two at IBC
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CHASING THE OLYMPIC DREAM
N/A When the reverse happens it proves that old adage ¦ that more of the same is often the best strategy, says Peter Savage.
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Legacy and The Olympics
N/A Love sport or hate sport, the Olympics have arrived. What will they mean for you, me and the broadcast sector, asks Peter Savage
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SOCIAL FINANCE AND LAS VEGAS : A WORLD APART OR ARE THEY?
N/A Last month we discussed crowdfunding in the context of TV and film production. Its funding again this month because, during our Look, Listen, Experience speaking tour, several people asked me whether social and/or community funding are potential sources of credit for businesses in our industry. It would be wrong, though, to ignore the NAB Show in Vegas so Ive included a summary about that. First, funding¦
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Crowd funding
N/A Peter Savage marvels at the power of the Internet to bring low cost documentary films to market and, inevitably, has an idea for one of his own
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RECESSION LOOMS: DOES THAT MEAN DOOM AND GLOOM?
N/A Peter Savage argues that if you think creatively, there are opportunities out there to help your business survive the recession.
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ITS SHOW TIME how will you make the most of it?
N/A Trade shows can be hugely valuable for your business, but only if you have the right approach, as Peter Savage explains.
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Austerity Cuts What do they mean for you and me
N/A Whichever newspaper you read (or several, if you are a news-junkie like me), last week the big story was all about austerity cuts. So I thought I would cut through the jargon to look into what it really means to the man in the broadcast street. Will the problems in Greece, Ireland, Spain and wherever else help or hinder our television economy over here, in dear Old Blighty?
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SETTING UP A COMPANY ABROAD
N/A Ive been busy setting up a business in Germany (replicating our UK operation) and thought it might make an interesting read for those of you who are thinking of establishing an office abroad or even setting up a business in the UK.
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How do you prepare for a curved ball
N/A Peter Savage looks at the effect of the Japanese tsunami and considers whether it has changed our perception of acquisition formats and how we could have planned for it
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THE RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND FALL OF POST PRODUCTION
N/A TVBAY ARTICLE: JULY 2011: The rise and fall and rise and fall of post-production Peter Savage looks back as well as forward as he contemplates the significant changes that have taken place and those that are emerging for our industry.
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3D or not 3D, that is the question
N/A Peter Savage wonders if the buzz around 3D is really justified despite his willingness to don some 3D specs and head to the big screen in his local pub
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Always expect the unexpected
N/A Peter Savage cautions against complacency particularly as none of us knows what will happen now the Royal Wedding is over and before the Olympic Games provide new business opportunities
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NAB and the format wars
N/A Peter Savage takes a stroll around NAB, scratching his head at the way format wars have altered our industry
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Ring out the old, ring in the new
N/A Peter Savage reflects on the state of the media and broadcast industry over the last few years and predicts whats in store for the year ahead.
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The 2010 spending review cutting into the future of our industry
N/A Our industry can survive the governments cuts provided we stand-up and speak for ourselves, says Peter Savage.
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Am I a Martian at IBC2010
N/A Peter Savage gives his view of the recent IBC conference and challenges the industry to slip out of its cosy world to face reality.
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To buy or not to buy that is the question
N/A When it comes to buying or leasing your equipment, should your head be in the clouds or your hands in your pockets? Azules Peter Savage investigates...
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Fourteen different formats and thats without 3D
N/A Whats this all about?! As manufacturers, dealers and customers gear up for IBC - the largest broadcast show in Europe - Peter Savage looks ahead
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Business advcie from the football pitch
N/A Peter Savage takes a wry look at Englands performance in the World Cup, drawing business conclusions from the teams experience and behaviour.
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A dream budget
N/A As the coalition government prepares its emergency budget, Peter Savage looks at what is planned and tells us what he thinks the government should do.
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How to be smart at NAB
N/A Peter Savage continues his discussion on making the most of trade events, combining achievement with enjoyment.
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Exhibitions: worthwhile or worthless
N/A Just back from BVE, Peter Savage gives sage advice on getting the most from exhibitions and how to make the hard work pay.
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Business lessons from tennis
N/A Peter Savage, finance expert and tennis coach, sees important parallels with sport when creating winning businesses
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Business conditions of Nigeria v UK
N/A Peter Savage continues his series of articles on maximising business opportunities with a sideways look at opportunities in with emerging markets
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Double dip 2009
N/A Peter Savage looks back at the hopes he had for our industry in 2009.
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Selling your business in a downturn
N/A TAKE THE NEXT EXIT Peter Savage offers pointers on the trials and tribulations of exiting a business in a down turn.
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
N/A Peter Savage suggests how you can win battles in the business war by keeping close to your opponents
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Diversify - the key to success
N/A Most business could survive the recession if they adapt what they do, or how they do it, explains Peter Savage
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What to do about staff in a recession 2009
N/A In the second of a four part series, Peter Savage looks at the staffing minefield you encounter as you consider cutting staff costs to survive the recession
Tags: azule | iss028 | finance | staff | recession | employment | business | N/A
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How to market your business in a recession January 2009
N/A In the first of a four part series, Peter Savage offers tips that will help you get customers buying from you, even in this economic downturn.
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Good cop, bad cop
N/A Peter Savage looks at the tricky subject of asking customers to honour their commitments and, possibly, debts without ruining your customer-supplier relationship or losing what you are owed.
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The morality of meltdown
N/A Peter Savage argues against propping up failing businesses but offers suggestions for how to survive the current downturn.
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