The exciting part for me this week was meeting Cynthia! Cynthia is Andrei's business coordinator, she manages his bookings and does the books and paperwork for him. I asked her for some pointers for in the event that I become a freelancer. Some starter points were these:
- Always stay organized. Devise a system where you always know where to look to find something, even if it is from a while back. This will come in handy more often than not.
- Keep records of everything. Make sure details happen in writing and not just on the phone. If things do get worked out over the telephone, make sure to send a follow up email in order to have everything there for in the event that things get confused and you need a concrete agreement to refer back to. It's a safe and easy way of making sure you're always covered!
- Be in touch, always ask questions if you have them and follow up with everything. Communication is key to running a business and making sure that you're doing your best to serve your business and your client to the best of your abilities.